[Letters] Universities should disclose tuition usageRegarding your July 17 editorial, “SNU’s fresh approach welcomed,” I think that the government should make university authorities disclose to the public how they spent students’ tuition.
As “consumers” of university education services, students have the right to know how their tuition is being used. In line with the principle of capitalism, which is a foundation of our society, students pay a lot of money to their universities and consume the education which the university provides them with. Therefore, the university has to provide a high quality of service to the customer. I think it should be the duty of the producer to let the customers know how the money is used.
While university education cannot be considered a business that pursues profits, the standards of accountability that we hold for universities should be similar to the other areas in our lives. From this point of view, it is just to demand colleges disclose how they used tuitions to the public. Correct awareness is important to changing the situation.
Lee Young-yim, a resident in Seoul
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