ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Colonial Pedagogy

education may be accepted for lower category jobs like peon, etc But all other, jobs, both in government and private sector, require a minimum of graduation and they do carry substantial salaries and other monetary benefits. In other words, higher education helpsindividuals to earn private income/wealth much more than contributing to the general welfare of the society. Under these circumstances, higher education cannot be treated as a social good, ft is a private good and definitely constitutes private wealth/property. If this logic is accepted, then can we ask the state (government) to spend public funds to create private property for individuals to earn income for themselves? This is a crucial issue. Such a policy is economically unwarranted, socially unjust and financially disastrous to the governments. It does not serve any justifiable social purpose like redistributing income from rich to the poor. On the contrary, it may redistribute income from the poor (who also contribute to government revenue) to the rich people who would benefit more.

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