What Students Want From the Government

WhatStudents Want From the Government


WhatStudents Want From the Government

Educationis a matter of many aspects. Most of these aspects re in control ofthe government. As a government has a responsibility to ensure thewellbeing of its citizens (Keiter, 2013). In this, a good governmentwould be one that always puts its citizens first while making itsfuture decisions in order to protect them. This will also ensure thatthere are prosperity, wealth and peace in a country. In addition, fora government to be efficient, it must listen to the citizens and knowtheir expectation and what it can do to fulfill them. Thegovernment’s expectation should also come from the students who arepracticing to be the leaders of tomorrow and also to promote bettereducation system. Similarly, the students have expectations of thegovernment this many times reflect on their academic knowledge(Partington, 2012).


Thesewere my findings on what the students wanted from the government infuture

    1. High cost of housing and rent

Oneof the things that I saw the students’ wants from the government isto solve the problem of the high cost of renting. Life as a studentis hard since all your money is going on rent. This makes a lot ofchallenges for the students as for one they will have to work forlong hours while they`re studying for them to keep up with the costof living (Siddiqui, 2001). It is sad that most of the students’loan don’t go in their budgets to subsidize their livelihood. Mostof it just works to enable that student to get a house. Thegovernment should try to alleviate this problem in the future. It cando this by setting a standard rent for all students. In this, itseems like some many companies are getting rich by imposing high rentto students (Glickman, 2013). The government should also set a fixedutility cost as this should help to make housing more affordable. Inaddition to setting the price of rent in order to improve a student’scomfort and improve his academic endeavors. The government shouldbuild more houses improve the maintenance loan and subsidies the costof renting to make houses more affordable for students.

    1. Reforming of the students finance

Studentsalso need the government to reform the students finance. The studentsneed to be able to acquire loans that will support them comfortably.Hence, the student will focus on his/her studies rather than on howto get money to survive. How the loans are acquired should be alsokept under consideration since every student is supposed to qualifyfor a better student’s loan or even the highest (Jomo, Chowdhury &ampUN 2012). In addition, many students are not as wealthy and the moneythey get from loans don’t even help them to cover their rents. Inthis consideration, the government has a lot to do in order tosupport the students in school.

    1. A better environment that will promote learning

Thestudents also expect that the government will create a more conduciveenvironment for them to learn in the future. In this, the governmentis to ensure that every child is in school and learning. In addition,it is to provide quality education in order to help the students tobe outstanding citizens in the society (Stoner &amp McFaul, 2013).Also, the government is expected to create and prepare school andschool system that will be more benefiting to not only the studentsbut also help the teachers perform their work much more quickly andefficiently. In creating quality systems, the student expects thegovernment to connect the schools with the community. This strategywill help the school come up with tailor made curriculums that areapplicable to the society for the students. In doing this, thegovernment will have bettered its society and also the students life(Boakari &amp Yeakey, 2008).

    1. Resources and connections for students

Oneof the major problems of the students is getting the resources theyrequire for their studies. In this, the students would want thegovernment to provide these resources. However, the government shouldnot only stop there but also provide students with professionaldevelopment activities. Activities which will enable a student togrow into his career. Also, these activities will ease a student’spressure of not knowing what to expect from the outside world(Tierney, 2006). The government needs to also to provide a connectionto a student in his academic path. Since a student most the timesdoes not know how they can move from point A to point B of theiracademics. Therefore, the students see it as one of their futurenecessity that the government should provide (Cohen, Eimicke &ampHeikkila, 2013).

    1. Creation of jobs

Thestudents also want the government to provide enough jobs that willabsorb them after completion of their studies. The hope of everystudent is to get a good job that can reward them for their hard workin school. In this, the government is expected even if not to createthe job itself but to put measures that will develop the economy(Kishore &amp Singh, 2014). This will enable the private sector tohave jobs for these graduates leaving school. Therefore, the studentswant that their government will consider them in bettering theirmarket.

    1. Free education

Studentsalso want the government to grant them with free education. This oneof the biggest cause of student’s unrest. It is like so becausetuition fees are too high. Also, college education should beavailable to everyone not only the well-off but also those in notvery well of families (Joginder, 2002). In addition, admission to theuniversities should be a matter to be considered by the government.There should be fair admission to the schools. In this everybodyshould be able to apply and be admitted to the in a college of theirchoice. Continually, application charges to these universities shouldbe abolished. This is because they don’t guarantee an admissionplus they just add up to the students expenses (Ahmari &amp Weddady,2012).

  1. Conclusion

Inconclusion, the government controls an immense aspect of education.It plays in how and what students learn in schools. Also providingadequate and qualified staff to teach the students. The governmentshould also promote research and creativity in teachers and studentsfor them to exploit and use their potential. With this in mind,students have much to demand from the government in the journey toattaining their dreams.


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