Topic: Some people think students who finished high school need to have a year of break or a holiday before continuing their study in a university. Do you agree or disagree?
Every student needs to study hard for 12 years in order to pass primary and high schools successfully. Twelve years of exams' stresses and perseverance for conducting school projects suck students' energy and, in some cases, discourage pupils to attend a college afterwards. As a consequence, some people have come out with a suggestion that students should take a breath for one year after finishing high school to compensate for the energy and motivations they have lost. In my opinion though, this idea would harm young people more than benefit them.
To begin with, every year the number of students entering to universities is dramatically rising, which all will seek a job after graduation. One year delay between high school completion and university entrance means competing with more job seekers. According to a work paper from the Bureau of Job Statistics, the number of people with an academic degree who look for a job vacancy increases by 10% annually. In short, time is a treasure in the today's competitive world and students should save their precious time to be absorbed to the labour market as soon as they can.
High inflation rate and unstable economy in the vast majority part of the world have urged universities, which are viewed as business platforms too, to increase tuition fees year by year. Therefore, every year that students postpone their studies in universities costs them more sums of money to spend on tuition fees. For example, the tuition fee of the University of Melbourne boosted from 13,000 AUD per semester to 18,000 AUD through 2013 to 2014, which is more than 40% increase. Accordingly, one year rest after high school would oblige students to pay more and, as a result, work casually to afford their education expenses.
To sum up, although many students may not be enthusiastic about continuing their studies in universities right after high school graduation, I believe any hesitation in this world, where job opportunities are decreasing and living costs, in particular education expenses, increasing drastically, is not rational. Thus, we, as adults, are responsible to familiarize youngsters with these factual truths and allow them to find the right path more easily.