From the published statistics it follows that for the last five years there has been a sharp increase in the number of students from British universities, who are forced to quite their studies because of material problems. The main reason is the increase in the cost of education in the universities of the kingdom. Now students from wealthy sectors of population can afford to study in the university, the gap between the material situation of students is growing at a record pace.
Officials expressed concern about these data and said that the lack of opportunities to complete university studies puts an end to the future career of young Britons and reduces their opportunities for moving on the social ladder. The problem can only be solved by increasing the funding of higher education and introducing new mechanisms for the material encouragement of not-well-funded students for good results in their studies.
The highest proportion of students forced to quit the school due to lack of money is accounted for the dark-skinned population. Next on the list are students from Asian countries and local residents. Joe Johnson, the head of the Ministry for University Affairs, stressed that the state faces a big challenge in expanding the accessibility of higher education to all sections of the British population, since otherwise access to a professional career will be closed for most young people and their financial situation will not improve.