- 2018年10月12日14:40 来源：小站整理作者：小站雅思编辑
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Some people think that it is too difficult for poor people or people from rural areas to go to university. So that the universities should make it especially easy to them. Do you agree or disagree?
It is a common sense that students from rural communities have less access to higher education. Under such cases, some suggest that the problem should be solved by guaranteeing more chances for disadvantaged students through lowering standards for enrolling them into universities. From my perspective, I am not in favour of the above statement.
To start with, it is unfair for their counterparts who are from urban areas or wealthy background since they have to take the same college entrance examinations or interviews under the same assessment rubric. Consequently, the results turn out to be unreliable and will wind up being meaningless. The privilege is likely to result in the over‐reliance on their impoverished barckground.
Worse yet, if university education opportunities are easily offered to poor students, they tend to take it for granted. In fact, as many poor students usually endeavour to exert their academic capacities for university scholarship and bursary, their academic performances will be affected when their goals are easily achieved, which could limit their academic achievement.
Granted, myriad rural areas have faced a severe shortage of teaching resource, leading to illiteracy and fewer chances to attend university. Apart from this, rural communities can gradually escape from poverty through far-reaching changes in education. The potentials of those who are poor and rural are hard to be exploited either due to their limited financial means or inadequate facility, which means that they are not competing on the same level with those who are affluent or from cities.
To sum up, despite some related benefits when it comes to easier university admissions to students who are from poverty-stricken areas, there are significantly more concerns that should not be ignored.