Competition motivates children to get good grades at school or become better at sports, while adults compete to climb the career ladder.
Another advantage of zoos is that they employ large numbers of people, therefore providing job opportunities and income for the local area.
Having the same number of men and women on all degree courses is simply unrealistic.
In reality, many courses are more popular with one gender than the other, and it would not be practical to aim for equal proportions.
Apart from the practical concerns expressed above, I also believe that it would be unfair to base admission to university courses on gender.
In conclusion, the selection of university students should be based on merit, and it would be both impractical and unfair to change to a selection procedure based on gender.
We could easily live without sportspeople, yet other professionals who contribute much more to society are undervalued and underpaid.
When they finish school, teenagers face the dilemma of whether to get a job or continue their education. While there are some benefits to getting a job straight after school, I would argue that it is better to go to college or university.
I believe that all children should have access to free schooling, and higher education should be either free or affordable for all those who chose to pursue a university degree.
In a society without free schooling or affordable higher education, only children and young adults from wealthier families would have access to the best learning opportunities, and they would therefore be better prepared for the job market.
In some countries the problems that people face are much more serious than those in our own communities, and it is often even easier to help.
In conclusion, it is true that we cannot help everyone, but in my opinion national boundaries should not stop us from helping those who are in need.