Should boys and girls study together?
Should male and female students attend college together or separately?
In the UAE, the government has separate colleges for men and women. However, there are some private universities where women and men attend classes together. In this essay, I will discuss whether it is better for men and women to be educated separately or together.
There are several reasons put forward why men and women should study separately. First of all, it is suggested that young men and women are too immature. They will spend their class time thinking about each other and playing games instead of studying, and will be easily distracted. Another point which is sometimes made is that because women and men have different ways of thinking, they should be taught differently. People who say this claim that women do better in single-sex schools because of this. The most important point is that for cultural or religious reasons in the UAE, it is not allowed for unrelated men and women to be together. This is a very sensitive issue for many parents in the region.
However, there are many good reasons in favor of educating women and men together. To begin with, studying side by side is very good preparation for working together. In the UAE, men and women work side by side in hospitals, government offices, private companies, banks, and even in the police and army. If they have no experience of working together, it can be difficult to learn to communicate on the job. A second point is that having boys and girls in the same class should lead to better behavior. The boys will be more polite and less noisy, and the girls will learn to be less shy. In addition, having girls and boys sharing ideas will help to solve problems more quickly because they have different ways of looking at things.
In conclusion, although some parents are concerned about sending their children to co-ed schools, they should trust their children to be mature. The country will benefit from having more well-adjusted adults who can live and work together and help develop the society.