Many people are interested in higher education at this age. Few people think that main purpose of the education in universities is to assist students to find suitable jobs, while others contradict with this argument, and believe there are a variety of benefits both for individual and society. In this essay, I will discuss both of these points of views, and summarize it with my opinion.
To find a decent job requires a set of skills, and universities provide several types of training and hands-on experiences to scholars and enrich their understandings both for theoretical and practical knowledge, for instance, doctors and engineer require specific environments, and laboratories. These facilities come with a huge price, and universities charge students in term of fee, resulting parents are required to pay high expenditure, so that, their children can excel and get better jobs. Many students get admission in institutes with dreams of a secure future and a higher standard of living, if somehow, these dreams shatter, they would not consider joining universities. Thus, the job perspective is very important.
On the other hand, another group believe universities have a broader perspective and benefits both for individuals and society. Once, a student leaves his home, and begin to live independently in dorms, it enhances his confidence as well as social links. He learns how to tackle his behaviour in public, make friends, and participate in a social gathering, that help him to improve his personality. In the end, a mature and experienced individual will contribute to the economy, and society gain benefits from it.
We are living in a competitive world, countries require graduates who can contribute to the economy and boost it up. Therefore, I believe, although the main aim of education from institutes is getting the best job, there are clearly other benefits. If we continue to encourage high attendance in universities, it will lead to a better future for individual, and society.