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Many people say that universities should only offer to young students with highest marks, others say they should accept people with all ages, even if they did not do well. Discuss both views and give your opinions.

University degrees have become one of the most required criteria when applying for jobs. While some people propose that universities should accept only the best students, others are convinced that all students, regardless of ages and academic performances, should be offered places. This essay aims to give insights of both views and argues that it is necessary for all educational institutions to provide admission to all students under specific requirements, however, privileges to top students.

On the one hand, top students are usually hardworking, and they earn their achievements. Hence, they apparently deserve the admissions. Moreover, universities offer an advanced level of education, requiring a certain level of background knowledge to adapt to the curriculums, which top students already possess. On the other hand, access to education is a fundamental human right which is granted to everyone, regardless of ages, genders, religions. It is unfair and unjust for less well-performing students to not get the opportunities to broaden their horizons. In addition to that, universities are often financially independent from the national budget. So, if these educational institutions rejected students with low academic performance levels, it would be a loss in the schools’ income.

From my perspectives, higher education should be available for all people of all ages, genders and religions as long as they meet certain requirements such as academic records.  There are several methodologies to evaluate the candidates before granting them admission to universities, such as entrance examinations. Some countries take record transcripts and performance at schools as ground requirements. Furthermore, tuition fees should be applied to all university attendees; however, scholarships and tuition fee waivers should be granted to students with high scores as the rewards and motivation for them to keep their impressive performance. In many countries, tuition fees are often higher in better schools but job opportunities are more available for students from those institutions. Scholarships also help attract more good students to maintain high academic quality. For instance, the tuition fee for a Master’s program at Sciences Po, the best and most famous university for political science in Europe, is 14,000 euros a year, which is higher than almost every institution in the continent. Students from Sciences Po are often offered jobs at the UN and other international organisations. Every year, the school offers several levels of scholarships and tuition fee waivers for both newcomers and top students in order to encourage their achievements.

In conclusion, it is understandable for both views owing to academic certainties and advanced knowledge adaptability or human rights and the schools’ financial situation. Personally, I am convinced that access to higher education should be granted to all people, however, certain requirements and tuition fees should be applied. In order to motivate top students, scholarships and other financial privileges are crucial.