Tokyo's Waseda University Promises ¥100,000 to Every Student in Response to COVID-19
The Details of the Financial Support
Getting into the details for the emergency support payment, Waseda explained that not only was every one of their (40,000+) undergraduate students eligible to receive the money, but every single Waseda student would in fact be eligible. That includes Waseda preparatory middle and high schools, and their school of the arts. Any Waseda student would be able to apply for the 100,000 yen payment.
Confusion & Frustration
総額5億∧1人10万→5000人に配布— マスクド・早稲田 (@masked_waseda) April 24, 2020
A sum total of 500 million ∧ 100,000 per person → distribution to 5000 people.
Waseda's current enrollment exceeds 50,000 students.
Using a logical conjunction, @masked_waseda points out a serious flaw in Waseda's plan. They even commented on their own tweet, noting "I don't know if I'm the stupid one, or if Waseda is just 💩."
早稲田が10万くれるらしいけど— Re~na (@momoichigo817) April 24, 2020
Apparently Waseda's giving out 100,000 yen,
but are they giving it to everybody?
Is it just for students with scholarships?
If it's everybody, a total of 500 million yen wouldn't be enough, right?
Later adding "If they're not handing over 100,000 to everybody, that's discrimination! It's really, really discrimination! If they're going to do something like that, I end up thinking everyone's better off as they are now."
【早稲田の5億円のつくり方】— くわい やすゆき (@kvydm) April 26, 2020
学費が高すぎるんだわ。#早稲田 #10万 pic.twitter.com/BQlMSJp4mH
【How Waseda Makes 500 Million Yen】
Science major tuition 1.7 million yen/year x 4 years x 75 students = 510 million yen
It's about as much as 75 students (one small specialization) will pay in tuition over the course of their 4 year undergraduate degree.
They can gather 500 million yen from just 75 people.
Tuition is way too high.
Like the other Twitter users, @kvydm also followed up their own tweet by commenting how 500 million yen wouldn't be nearly enough for every Waseda student, adding "At least 90% of students won't receive the payment. Everybody, open your eyes."
How will Waseda resolve the situation?
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