Strike a balance

Sir, -- We should realise that education, in its technical sense, is a part of life and not the purpose of life. The disproportionate importance given to higher education has lowered its status from that of a service to a commodity. The Government should intervene whenever a commodity attempts to fly higher than the common man's reach. A balance should be struck between the investments made and the returns realised or expected.

Kallidai K. Amanullah, Kollam.