# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 3 (Q.No. 4)
Directions to Solve

Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by three or four arguments numbered I, II, III and IV. You have to decide which of the arguments is/are 'strong' arguments) and which is/are 'weak' arguments) and accordingly choose your answer from the alternatives given below each question.

4.

Statement: Should education be made compulsory for all children up to the age of 14?

Arguments:

1. Yes. This will help to eradicate the system of forced employment of these children.
2. Yes. This is an effective way to make the entire population educated.
3. No. We do not have adequate infrastructure to educate the entire population.
4. Yes. This would increase the standard of living.

All are strong
Only I, II and III are strong
Only I, II and IV are strong
Only II is strong
Only II and III are strong
Explanation:
Clearly, today's children are to make up future citizens of the country and so it is absolutely essential to make them learned, more responsible, more innovative and self-dependent by imparting them education. So, argument II holds strong while I and IV do not. Besides, the goal of literacy cannot be denied for want of infrastructure. So, argument III also does not hold.
Discussion:
10 comments Page 1 of 1.

Why is 1st option not a good argument?

If education is made compulsory, it should obviously help in eradicating the forced employment of children (child labour).

Vivek said:   8 years ago
Yes, option 1 holds strong support for the statement.

B Gopi Krishna said:   7 years ago
A statement is given followed by two Arguments. You are required to choose a suitable option.

Statement: Should education in India be made compulsory for all children?

Arguments:
A. Yes, it would immediately increase the standard of living.
B. Yes, it would reduce child labor.

What is the right option? Please tell me.

Bharti said:   6 years ago
How option 1 is weak? Please explain.

Priya said:   6 years ago
After school, the child can be employed in factories or household work. That is why 1st is vague.

Manoj said:   5 years ago
After school, a child can be employed in factories, but that will not be forced employment. That is chosen employment. So, Option 1 should be considered right.

Neeraj said:   4 years ago
1st should be the right answer.

Nishikar Raut Desai said:   4 years ago
1st cannot be the answer because after 14 years of age, the child still remains a child and can be forced to work.

And simply having education does not increase the standard of living.

Priyanshi said:   4 years ago
How option 1 not strong?

it uses the keyword "help". Agreed that compulsory education won't completely solve the problem of forced employment of children, but it will surely help minimise it to a certain extent. Thus, it is a helpful step in the direction of eradication.