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Scholarship should be awarded based on social economic status and not on academic achievement. Discuss.

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´╗┐Scholarship should be awarded based on social economic status and not on academic achievement. Discuss. In the world where the term financial freedom is very unlikely to exist, most people these days are working hard to have a better life. If you compare the cost of living in Kuala Lumpur today and 30 years ago, there is a big difference. A plate full of nasi lemak only cost RM 0.20 cost back in the 1980s now cost a whopping RM5.00. That?s about 2500% increase in price. Parents work hard to send their kids to school so that their children?s life would be better than theirs. ...read more.


The question is, should scholarship be granted to those who can?t afford higher education or to those who did well in their studies? Let us consider both sides. The rate of poverty in Malaysia is around 30%. This means that poverty is a serious issue in Malaysia. Most families could not afford the cost of higher education especially in private colleges and universities as they are located in the city which means higher cost of living. That is why the government has introduced public universities so everyone could further their studies at a less expensive price due to the subsidies given. The government has also given allowance so this should not be a problem for to those who can?t afford education as the tuition fees are subsidized. ...read more.


This will cause them not to fail in their studies, and every single cent spent on them is worth it. It is a great investment for government and I therefore conclude that scholarship should be given to these kind of students, because they deserve it. There are too many straight As? students in this era, and one must stand out in order to get a scholarship prize. As for the students who can less afford this, the government should take action to help the rakyat to reduce poverty. The government should spent more scholarships for students to further their studies in a crucial profession that we lack in Malaysia such as Economics, Politics and others so that they will give back to the country. That is why some scholars have bonds with the government. ...read more.

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