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Manukau Institute of Technology
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8 Feb 2015 60 Respondents
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By Amanda Lees
AUT Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
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POLL of the DAY (40): FREE DEGREES?

POLL of the DAY (40): FREE DEGREES?

In most well off countries primary and secondary education is state funded so the individual is not required to pay.

However Higher Education (any education beyond secondary school including university degree programmes but also vocational training qualifications) almost always require the student to pay for their studies. Tertiary fees can be substantial and may take the student many years, even decades to pay off. On the other hand a tertiary qualification usually equates with a higher paying job, although this is dependent on the job market and the qualification gained.

Is this the best way to structure Higher Education?

What are the pros and cons of offering Higher Education for free? 

Read both sides of the debate here and here.

What do you think?

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It is proposed that Higher Education should be free