Some people think that the government should decide which subjects students should study at the university, while others think that students should be allowed to apply for the subject they prefer. Discuss the two views and give your opinion.
University education is very much needed nowadays to compete in the global village of today. Some people are of the opinion that government should choose the disciplines that students have to study at university. Others opine that the choice of subjects should be given to the students. Both situations have their merits and demerits which I shall discuss in this essay followed by my opinion.
If the government chooses the subjects it would naturally be taking into account the job sector. There would be lesser unemployment as the government knows which sector has job vacancies and would suggest only those subjects. It has been seen that there are many job vacancies without qualified people and many qualified people without jobs. Therefore, the number of people working in various job sectors will be balanced and it would be more efficient for students to find jobs after graduating from the university. Secondly, it would help those students who find it difficult to decide what career to pursue.
On the other hand, if students choose the subject then they do well in it because it is of their interest. They excel in their field and when they enter the job market they do well in their field. Moreover, there are lesser drop-outs of universities which are common if students are forced to study what they don’t like. This also instils a sense of responsibility in the students when they make a decision about their subject because they know that their whole future rests on that decision.
Taking everything into account, I believe that it is more preferable for pupils to select their subjects in the university themselves. The government can play a role in promoting some subjects by providing funding to those who take up those subjects.
To put it in a nutshell, I pen down saying that there are merits of both situations but on the whole it would be better to leave the choice to students to select their subjects as there would be lesser drop-outs and they would excel in their field.