High Price Of Education

By: Faiza Masood

Education is the backbone of every nation's development in social and economic growth, and political stability. In fact education is the major feature in shaping the society from every angle. In today's economy of Sindh in which cost of living is so high, many students are deprived of, to get higher education after the intermediate.

In the past decade, in Sindh price of education rose fast three times as the consumer price index and twice as medical care. The college education should be obtainable for every student, who have a desire to get. However, it is becoming worse and harder to get education due to skyrocketing tuition fees, many students have face to working round a year due to poverty, and can't go to the college at all.

 Overall, the high price of education is becoming very expensive for lower class students who have to face a lot of expenses during the course of their education.

We can say that Sindh's 50% population is literate but the reality is quite different. This 50% population is unaware of modern techniques and technologies due to irresponsibility of Sindh's education system.

The present education system of Sindh has failed to fulfill the requirement of society. The failure of education system is due to number of reasons in which costly courses are also include.

High costly education causes growing college expenses that lies not in the general economy, but in higher education itself.

Today the problem of rising costs of higher education evokes heat debate among the public and policy makers. In actuality, the high cost of higher education become barrier to get collage education for many students who live under the line of poverty and belonging to low income families.

 In such condition, students have dire need of the assistance from the part of the state and federal agencies to afford college education.

It is more expensive to attend a four years institutions right out of high school, so many students are forced to attend a community college first and then transfer to another college or university.

So, here the question arises that where from these rising cost coming from?  Well, college faculty is one source, although average faculty salaries where about the same in 1990 as they were in 1970, the number of faculty member increased by 76%.

Meanwhile, total student's enrollment had increased only 59%. That's 17% less than increase in faculty. Which makes wonder, if that many faculties are truly necessary.

According to news analysis, tuition classes can be more than 20% higher than regular classes at some universities, once extra fees or additional costs per credit hour are included.

The government claims that free education is impossible, as there is no possibility to subsidize the universities and college with the budget fund.