06 September 2012
High Cost Of Education
That perception changed when I became the parent and is now sending a kid to school on her 9th Grade. The cost of education before didn't hit me at all until now. The tuition fees increased by 3 percent, most of the books have been changed so I couldn't borrow from friends who have older kids in school and there are additional fees to pay aside from the normal fees I have paid the last time. Everything is costly! And everything is just business! Where is the aspect of providing real education with less the expense from educators?
I spoke to some parents in school today while I was waiting for my turn to pay for the books I purchased. They have 4-5 kids in school and I have only 1 but I am already wondering where I will get the payment for the last term. If only there are scholarships offered to expats' kids here then it wouldn't be this difficult to gather funds for schooling. And then I realized that education should be accessible to all and not very expensive. Education should be given for free!