Five hours a week

Doesn’t sound too bad, does it? That’s the amount of time we kids were told we would need to put in to each course, in addition to the actual lecture time. Five hours, five courses, 25 hours.

Add that to lectures of three hours per week, times five courses, total 15 hours, and we’re looking at a 40-hour work-week for your average full-time student.

Add travel time – a 50 minute bus ride, twice a day – and that’s a gol-dern 50 hour week!

Add the fact that lectures occur at varying times – from very early morning to Saturday Afternoon – and that there are distances to go between them – and that it takes a moment (certainly for me) to focus the focus, and I think you see that university is most definitely NOT for the faint of heart.

I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to attend university if they have the grades and the desire. I don’t believe that everyone can succeed there; it shouldn’t mean that. University should be hard. You should never, ever graduate from university as a blistering idiot.

Oh, and for the record, I most certainly DO NOT believe as some of our politicians do that every student’s tuition should be covered by the public purse! What the heck can the kids learn about sacrifice if they never have to make any?

J

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