In the days of old, my family did not have the required resources to send my great-grandparents, grandparents, and parents to college. Growing up in an uncivilized African country was not an easy task. Due to lack of education and lack of civilization, this caused early marriages and much more. The rights of female children were being held captive because of lack of the education. But as the years went by, this has evolved with the increase of educational facilities most importantly colleges, but the past will never be forgotten. Therefore, in the same light, I do believe that a college education is important not just to Africans but to each and every person in the world so as not to repeat the mistakes made in the past. A four-year college degree is valuable because it provides good-paying jobs, it also helps in improving the lives of children from poor backgrounds. The world is changing due to the great increase and modern improvement of college studies and I believe it will keep developing in order for the future generations to benefit in order not to go through the same things our parents went through.
In our world today, there are certain jobs that require a well-known 4-year college degree and to add, these jobs are not just good jobs but they also include a good paying salary which provides more income to you and your family. According to paragraph 6 of the article “ACTUALLY, COLLEGE IS VERY MUCH WORTH IT” by Andrew J. Rotherham, he says, “Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution found out that without a college degree, only 14% of Americans from the bottom fifth of parental income reach the top two-fifths. But if they complete college, 41 percent of this same group can then expect to make it to the top two-fifths”. It also states in paragraph 5, “In 2010, the median weekly earnings for someone with some college but no degree were $712, compared to $1038 for a college graduate”. All these examples fall on the same idea, they fall on the same idea because without a college degree very few are determined to be prosperous in their several business departments, In the same light, not having a college degree reduces your employment opportunities and is also a very big risk which may lead you and your family to abject poverty.
Furthermore, getting a 4-year college degree also guarantees you a good job. To add, You have a wage of higher and more opportunities. A 4-year college degree might not be useful to everyone pending on the kind of jobs they want to do in future. You will also receive more respect from your fellow friends and family members and your younger ones being nephews, cousins, sisters or even brothers will look up to you as someone whom they can entrust and follow your footsteps. Our world today will not be as it is if not for the inventions made by great investors. Yes, In a good percentage of them did not have a college degree but their reasons for making does inventions were to make sure we would not have to go through the same thing, So making a four-year college degree very important.
To continue, The world will not be as it is today if not for the educational facilities which have been provided for us by colleges. The technology and civilization, in general, has improved because the method of training has also improved for colleges. Without the education given to us by colleges, we will not enjoy the products and facilities we do today. At most, 36% of people in the world today have a good job with a good salary and are also participating in the improvement of the society.
To conclude, An Opponent will state his/her different point of views due to their different relevant method of reasoning or thinking but, in my opinion, A 4-year college degree is very important. The generation before us did not have the opportunity to enjoy the good educational facilities in which we do today and that’s why they improved our educational facilities so as not to repeat the mistakes of the past. Everyone has his/her own opinion about whether a college degree is important but in my opinion, I believe everyone should be given the opportunity to have a four-year college degree.