In many countries, good schools and medical facilities are available only in cities. Some people think new teachers and doctors should work in rural areas for a few years, but others think everyone should be free to choose where they work. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
It is undeniable that rural areas cannot rival cities in terms of schools and medical facilities, It explains a lot why many people argue that new teachers and doctors should go to work in rural areas. At first thought, I find myself against the very idea of encouraging new teachers and doctors to work in backward places. However, after further reflection, I should say that the merits of this argument outweigh the disadvantages.
Firstly, fresh blood is injected into rural areas that are wanting in qualified personnel. Children in cities are exposed to better teachers and teaching facilities, while rural students can only get access to poor and scarce teaching resources. Now the temptation of glamorous big cities is hard to resist for new teachers, so most of them will stay in cities if possible. In some counties, not to mention remote villages, a teacher is in charge of nearly all subjects and he does not need relevant certificates to prove he is in possession of required skills. The scarcity of teachers in rural areas has captured frequent media coverage, which strikes a chord with many people and
motivates many new teachers to dedicate their career to nourishing knowledge-craving souls in peripheral areas. On the part of doctors, it is no longer anything new that rural residents have long been plagued by the difficulty of getting good treatment. New doctors dispatched to rural areas will substantially alleviate the medical predicament there.
Secondly, new teachers and doctors dispatched to rural areas can foster different working experience from that gained in metropolis. The social construction of country life is different from that of urban life. In other words, the life style and people’s life experience is different for two places, so both teachers and doctors can gain different perspectives related to their work. The teachers would have a chance to explore new philosophy of teaching and the doctors will be familiar with common diseases in the countryside.
The looming dissatisfaction from rural residents at lack of doctors and teachers set our society unstable. Under such situations, any doctor or teacher with a tiny bit of sense of responsibility should feel obligated to work in rural areas.