Free education in Tertiary Education
Tertiary education is one of the most important aspects in our today’s life. It has become a very big concern for every learner to make it to College or University, but there is a huge problem concerning the fact that tertiary fees are very high and not everyone can afford it.
We can say that only a few of the learners that make it out of high school can afford to pay for their tertiary education themselves without having to rely on the government for assistance but we cannot speak for the majority of the students who really need this assistance.
The government though has a big problem with providing free higher education for students in need. There are a lot of reasons why the government is not considering free tertiary education, they already made primary
International reports have revealed that many countries that have previously provided free higher education have changed their policies in recent years because enrolments are rising across, leading to student growth subsequently outstripping what the economic base can generate in revenue (the patriot, 07/07/2017)
The study concluded that while Namibia has made tremendous strides in funding education in general, the funding of higher education has gradually declined over the years thus negatively impacting access to higher Education especially for students from poor backgrounds. It was also noted that the rise in higher education enrolments may be a masking of social inequalities on access well as a threat to quality provision
It has been argued that universities do not necessarily have to charge same fees as their capacities, abilities and costing mechanisms vary.(Tshabangu, Matakala, and Zulu 2013)