Britain is currently undergoing a series of student demos over the level of student fees, an event that happens in most developed countries from time to time.
In my opinion, they are dealing with the wrong issue. Students do not voluntarily take tuition, it is a requirement for assessment for a degree that they enroll with the same body that awards the qualifications as a student. This is a very obvious conflict of interests.
Now degree-awarding bodies have a distorted market, they can, and it appears that they do, fix exorbitant fees for their training services because unless students pay for these services they will not be assessed for a degree.
The answer is simple: those who assess for qualifications must not be allowed to be involved with the training of those they assess. With this separation of services, only those students who need help with reading their course will be obliged to pay for tuition and those who do will be paying a fair market price.
Michael Steane, author of Revenge of the Crippled Children available on Amazon Kindle
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