The Despatch Christmas Edition 2023

THE despatch CHRISTMAS 2023

Should School be Compulsory? by Mark Gill

This question has been a topic of debate for years, and there are valid

arguments on both sides.

On one hand, many believe that compulsory education is essential for a

child's development, while others argue that it can be detrimental to

their well - being. Let's explore both perspectives.

Forcing kids to go to school has its merits. Education is widely

recognized as a human right, and mandatory attendance ensures that

every child has access to it. School provides a structured environment

where kids can learn not only academic subjects but also important life

skills, such as social interaction, teamwork and time management.

Without compulsory education, some children might miss out on these


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