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June 3, 2009

Increasing the cost of University tuition

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 5:06 am

Glossary:

– Demonstration : A demonstration is a march or gathering which people take part in to show their opposition to something or their support for something.
– Tuition : the cost of going to an educational instituion.
– Charge : to ask for payment from
– Afford : to be able to pay for something without difficulty
– Absence : a situation of not being present
– Claim : to state something as being true , especially when there is some doubt
– Revenue : incoming monies, such as tax payments for the government
– Finances : the money that an individual, copany, of institution has

Students are cutting their hair to demonstrate for decreased tuition

Students are cutting their hair to demonstrate for decreased tuition

The left-hand chart shows the tuition of top-ten public and national universities.  The right-hand chart shows the tuition of top-ten private universities.

The left-hand chart shows the tuition of top-ten public and national universities. The right-hand chart shows the tuition of top-ten private universities.

Increasing the cost of University tuition

For the last 10 years, the annual tuition for universities has increased. [3]
Recently, they charge about 10 million won annually on averages. [4] Parents are oppressed by increasing tuition. [5] Some students can’t afford to pay the tuition. So, they are quit school or take leave of absence. [6]
But Universities claim increasing tuition is unavoidable because it is their only source of revenue to maintain facilities and hire professors. [7]
In this situation, conflict of students and Universities is continue. But Government is indifferent about solving this problem. [8]
To solve this problem, Government should consider to supporting about education finances. [9]

References:

[1] https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/special/2009/05/181_43268.html
[2] http://blog.naver.com/yoo21?Redirect=Log&logNo=60067403398
[3][4][5][6][7] http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/special/special_view.asp?newsIdx=20452&categoryCode=180
[8][9] http://www.mjknews.com/news/7105

Discussion Questions :

1. Do you think the cost of University tuition is suitable? Why ot why not ?
2. Have you ever participated in a demonstration for decreasing tuition?
a. If you have participated in a demonstration for decreasing tuition,
you achieved your purpose for demonstration?
b. If you haven’t participated in a demonstration for decreasing tuition,
you intend to participate in a demonstration?
3. Do you think the increased cost of University tuition is reasonable from the point of view of the Universities?
4. Do you have an opinion about how to solve the problem?
Let’s think about the point of view of the government, the Universities and the students.
a. The view of the universities
b. The view of the students

[ Class # 97, Group # 4, Kweon yeong man, Kim ji hye, Park so young Num 2, Lee hae ry ]

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2 Comments »

  1. (I`m registered in UE106-100)
    I think the cost of University tuition is not suitable.
    Because most of Universities don`t supply enough professors and student welfare facilities.
    I think the biggest problem is that Universities have poor scholarship system.
    Universities have to supply appropriate benefit and scholarship correspond to high tuition fee.

    Comment by Christina — September 12, 2010 @ 3:04 am | Reply

    • Thanks for your comment.

      Of course, there are no easy solutions. As they say, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.”

      Comment by richardlstansfield — October 20, 2010 @ 2:31 am | Reply


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