Students are not the customers of a university

Wednesday 15 Nov 2023
20:00 Singapore (GMT+8)
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In the modern era where education is often entwined with financial investment, a pertinent debate emerges – are students the customers of a university? This discussion delves into the essence of education and the expectations that surround it. Should students, laden with tuition fees and associated costs, perceive themselves as customers entitled to certain services and standards? Or is the student-university relationship more intricate, where the acquisition of knowledge surpasses transactional interactions? Join us as we explore varied perspectives, evaluating the implications of viewing education as a commodity and students as consumers, against the backdrop of academia’s true purpose – to enlighten minds and shape futures.



Prof Dr Maurits van Rooijen
Dr Nico Jooste


Prof Perry Hobson
Ms Karen Peyronnin