Importance of Education
by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)
The education is the process of instruction aimed at the all round development of individuals, providing the necessary tools and knowledge to understand and participate in day to day activities of today’s world.
It dispels ignorance and boosts moral values of the individuals. It is the only wealth which cannot be robbed. It builds character, provides strength of mind and increases knowledge.
The education sustains the human values which contribute to individual and collective well-being. It forms the basis for lifelong learning and inspires confidence to face challenges. It provides the skills to individuals to become more self-reliant and aware of opportunities and rights. It also enhances the ability of individuals to manage health problems, improve nutrition and childcare, and plan for the future.
The education not only impacts on human development and economic growth, but also is the fundamental requirement of democracy. Through education people become more responsible and informed citizens, and have a voice in politics and society, which is essential for sustaining democracy. It is essential for eradicating poverty and it allows people to be more productive playing greater roles in economic life and earning a better living. The researches have shown that the life expectancy rises by as much as 2 years for every 1 per cent increase in literacy.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, ratified by 192 countries in 1989, affirmed the right of all children to free, relevant and quality education. As education is the only tool which takes the country to greater heights, at the World Education Forum in Dakar in 2000, participants from 164 countries pledged to provide education for all by 2015.
The education is the key which allows people to move up in the world, seek better jobs, and ultimately succeed in their lives. So, education is very important, and no one should be deprived of it.
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