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Some believes that higher education should be commodified as it maintains the quality of skilled

graduates; however, some argues that the commodification of higher education causes problems of
inequality in many developed countries. Due to this problem, a free tertiary education policy is Commented [NAR1]: These problems
proposed as a solution. On the contrary, this solution will inflict another problem. Therefore, a Commented [NAR2]: the
potential solution is needed.
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By having a free tertiary education policy, it might solve the problem of inequality in terms of Commented [NAR4]: ; therefore, an alternative, potential
affordance for the poorer individuals. Nonetheless, it ironically, causes a problem of inequality in solution is needed to counter the problems of inequality.
terms of allocation for better qualified students. A free education policy opens doors to not only Commented [NAR5]: A problem
qualified individuals but also not qualified students. This problem is, in fact, not feasible and widens
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inequality (Cloete, 2016). The free education policy will further worsen due to the influx of non-
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qualified students; thus, overtime, making education invaluable (Pettinger, 2017). Education will not
be valued and having non-qualified students will lead to having a decrease in skilled graduates in the Commented [NAR8]: unfair allocation to unqualified
instead of qualified individuals
long run.
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Consequently, a potential solution to counter this problem, compared to free education, should be by
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providing scholarships and financial assistance schemes that are targeted to poorer, yet qualified
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students. This solution is more effective as it targets and narrows down to solving affordability for
poorer individuals that are eligible to enter university, rather than allowing accessibility to unqualified Commented [NAR12]: The policy
students. Commented [NAR13]: Higher education

All in all, a free tertiary education policy is an inefficient solution as it allows accessibility to any Commented [NAR14]: Making education not valuable
individual who may be unqualified to enter university which then leads to inequality in allocation into
university. Hence, a better solution such as providing scholarships and financial assistance scheme Commented [NAR15]: Higher education
should be in place as it focuses in countering equality for poorer, qualified students. This solution will Commented [NAR16]: Why will it not be valued
reduce inequality and additionally, maintain the value of education; thus, having more skilled Commented [NAR17]: An alternative, potential solution is
graduates in the long run. needed to counter the problems of inequality
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and how it should be implemented and by whom
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students who are eligible
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instead of qualified individuals into universities

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scholarships and financial assistance schemes,
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