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Faisal Alqadheeb

English-2010
18th of November
Solutions to Enhance Free and Quality Education in Underdeveloped Countries
Education in the recent past has been depicted as a commodity that only the rich can
access. Public education is no longer public, and thus students from the underdeveloped
countries travel far and wide to get a good, free education and better experiences. The main
reason for this is because their governments are unable to provide a good and free education
system, especially on the higher education levels. The same issues make the graduates once after
completing their study stay at the countries due to the rates of life that are high and availability of
jobs. In the end, this raises the issue of funds misappropriation that is within the states or even
externally. The aim of this essay is to analyze the best methods to ensure the provision of free
education by changing the ideas, attitudes, politics of the stakeholders involved in education.
Lack of finances in many third world countries is the primary limiting factor that makes the
majority of the students never to proceed in the fields they are passionate. Free, high-quality
education will go a long way to ensuring that poverty, hunger, and preventable diseases are
eradicated (Dewey). There are several ways to ensure that helps to influence peoples attitudes,
the government and policymakers implement free education. Implementing a well-structured free
education system will ensure that all students irrespective of their backgrounds either affluent or
poor will have a level platform whose main purpose will be to enhance the competitiveness of
the students. There are various strategies suitable for the improvement of the education structure.

The structures once implemented will pave the way for cheap and quality education for the
students who come from humble backgrounds (Miller).
Political forces, Social changes, values and beliefs and economic pressures are the main
factors that influence the third world countries educational scene. The use of social media is one
tool that will help to change the views and attitudes that the students, donors and the community
about the importance of quality education. Using social media will increase the collaboration of
students. The students can communicate and share information in a quick and timely manner.
Social media platforms will promote the awareness of free and quality education and the effects
to the future generations. Information gathered from different sources is delivered to the social
networks with ease thus enabling the students to access resources they never had hence change
their overall view of their education system.
The millennial generation understands the meaning of free, high-quality education and
the positive impact of technology and social media. The technology has become part of our daily
lives thereby using technology will enhance the social media that will change the ideological
foundations, perceptions, and attitudes of the students and society at large. Using social media
allows the sharing and speedy upload of videos, stories and pictures. Enhancing the use of social
media improves the sharing of creative works done by other students be it in arts or science and
receiving of instant feedback from across the globe. The feedback helps the students develop and
refine their skills and helps them decide the career path that suits them. The use of social media
goes a long way to ensuring that the values and attitudes of students are changed thus ensuring
that if the students become policy makers in their country will influence their education sector
and enhance quality.

The use of politics is another is another component that ensures the education level is
enhanced and ensure free education is provided to all students. Those involved in politics can
change the perception of policy makers and stakeholders in education. In the last two decades,
millions of families sacrificed their scarce family income to put their children in schools. The use
of politics ensures that all the learning outcomes are addressed by politicians and policy makers
influencing the support from donor institutions such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation,
The Hewlett Foundation's global development and population program (Reynolds). These
organizations primary aim is to provide free and quality education skills that form a basis for
future learning irrespective of the field or career path taken. Through the use of politics the
leaders who understand the power structures use it for their advantage and influence the
decisions made by the school leaders in regards to the educational process. Educational leaders
recognizing the relevance of national politics and the political involvement in education will help
them to channel their energy and change the education sphere.

The teachers could also participate in changing the perception that the students have on
the countries educational system and ensuring that free education is provided to all. Students
performance is enhanced when they receive immediate feedback. Being able to see the scores
they have attained in certain areas will improve their problem-solving ability that will translate to
better performances despite the limited resources (Jackson and Cameron). The effect thereby will
influence the government to seek sources to get funds and improve the quality of free education
in the country (Samuels).
In summary, the three factors changing the attitudes of stakeholders in politics, social
media and overall motivation of students plays a critical role in helping promote free education

in the third world countries. This will ensure that the students who want to enroll for higher
education will be assured that their countries educational systems offers cheap and quality
learning and will not apply to colleges in other countries.

References
Dewey, John. Experience And Education. Simon and Schuster, 2007.
Jackson, Sonia and Claire Cameron. Improving access to further and higher education for young
people in public care. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014.
Miller, Ron. Free schools, free people: Education and Democracy after the 1960s. SUNY Press,
2002.
Reynolds, David. Failure-Free Education?: The past, present and future of school effectiveness
and school improvement. Routledge, 2010.
Samuels, Robert. Why public higher education should be free. Rutgers University Press, 2013.