Should universities be focus on subjects that are most useful in the future?
People have different views about how much choice students should have with regard to what they can study at univeristy. While it could be argued that it would be better for students to be forced into certain key subjects, I personally believe everyone should be able to study the course of their choice.
There are various reasons why people believe that universities should only offer subjects that will be useful in the future. They may assert that university courses like medicine, engineering and information technology are more likely to be beneficial than certain art degrees. From a personal perspective, it could be argued that these courses could provice more job opportunities, career progression, better salaries, and therefore an improved quality of life for students who take them. On the societal level, by forcing people to choose particular univerisity courses, governments can ensure that any knowledge and skill gaps in the economy are covered. Finally, a focus on technology in higher education could lead to new inventions, economic growth, and greater future propersity.
In spite of these arguments, I believe that university students should be able to choose their preferred areas to study. In my opinion, society can benefit more if our students are passionate about what they are learning. Besides, nobody can really predict which areas of knowledge will be more useful in the future, and it may be that employers begin to value creative thinking skills above practical or technical skills. If this were the case, perhaps we would need more students of art, history and philosophy than of science or technology.
In conclusion, while it could be argued that university should offer only useful subjects, I personally prefer the current system in which people have the right to study what they like.