Importance of Education

 

The term ‘education’ refers to the systematic process of gaining knowledge and skills. The person providing the education is known as teachers or educators. And, the person who receives or gains education is called a student or pupil. Education is considered to be the backbone for the development and progress of any country. Prosperity and nation building is all possible when a country has strong and effective education policy.

Importance of Education

Several benefits are attached to Education that can bring positive impact in our life. An educated person or skilled individual is an asset for any country. In today’s world, human capital / human resource is considered the best national resource. Skilled human resource can explore better opportunities for self and for the entire nation.

In this article, we will discuss the significance of education in our life, for the development of a nation.

10 Reasons why Education is Important

There are many reasons why the importance of education cannot be ignored. They are discussed below:

Global Citizenship

Education is a must for global citizenship. Such a person always works for the benefits of masses. Education produces citizens who are intellectual, who are neither obsessive nor pessimistic, but are public-spirited, tolerant and wise. They can be doctors, engineers, IT professionals, bankers, scientists. Education aims at producing ideal human-capital. They are truly cultured, wise, tolerant, and public-spirited.

Endorse National Interest

Education can promote national interest. The highly educated people with critical intelligence can form independent conclusions from given facts. An educated person has wisdom and knowledge to work for the development & prosperity of the country. The doctors, engineers, scientists, police-officers all work together for endorsing the national interest.

Backbone of developing countries

No country can progress without having a sound education system. Those developing nations who realize this earlier; works effectively for sustainable development of economy and society. The most important resource of a nation is its human-capital. Educated individuals have the ability to become entrepreneurs, technology professionals, scientists and agriculturists. The world of today is driven by Information Technology and Innovation. The major dilemma for underdeveloped and developing nations is low literacy rate, and large numbers of people are still living below the poverty line. Educational development is vital for the economic prosperity of a nation!

Putting an End to Poverty & Unemployment

According to an estimate by UNESCO, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty – a 12% drop in global poverty can occur ONLY if all students in developing countries left school with basic reading skills. This explains a lot about the significance of education. Research by UNESCO also predicts that one extra year of schooling can increase an individual’s earnings by up to 10%, and each additional year of schooling raises average annual gross domestic product by 0.37%.
Education produces excellent citizens

Cultured and wise men are product of effective education system. The ethical, moral, and educational facilities given to children of today can help them in becoming a responsible citizen of tomorrow. If children of today study hard to become good students, then they will surely become good citizens in future.

Innovation of approach

A sound education system encourages freshness of approach. New ideas, concepts, effective and innovative ways to do things comes only when the education system is strong and benefiting the brilliant minds. Education should bring out the best in the student, not stifle his mind.

Broaden your Horizon

Being stagnant in your approach can be extremely harmful. Education makes sure that a person incorporates various other ideas, and point of views that can broaden one’s horizons. It helps one in getting out of one’s comfort zone as that is where the magic lies.

Transmit national culture

Education is an important medium to transmit national culture to the students. Of course, educational institutions are not the only agencies through which the culture of the nation can be passed on to the younger generations. The home exercises a powerful influence on the youthful mind. Religion and churches have a big role to play in making men truly cultured and moral. But schools and colleges have also a contribution to make to the transmission of national culture.

Awareness of Rights

Education keeps you well informed about your responsibilities as a citizen and also enlightens you about the rights you can enjoy from the state. Whether they are consumer rights or right to vote, to protest, or rights against exploitation from your employer; you can raise your voice whenever you notice something wrong around you.

Earn a livelihood

Education enables an individual to earn respect and confidence to become independent. It is true that employment does not depend upon intellectual attainments alone, but is also determined by the stage of economic development of a country. However, there are chances that an educated person will get a good job with income sufficient to earn him his livelihood.
 

Note: This Article originally written on 26 October 2009 by Ata Rehman Zaki, it has been modified recently by Hamariweb Editors' team with slightly changes of data and updated info according to recent updates.

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Education is the backbone of developing countries, any rich country who recognized in the World Map you can noting that Education is the key factor where the structure of Education is build equally for rich and poor.
By: zia, khi on Apr, 11 2018
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The two main success point of every country are prosperity and nation building is all possible when a country has strong and effective education policy.
By: Jalal, Karachi on Feb, 13 2018
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Your education never let you down it is one of the great sayings from my school teacher as now I know the meanings behind it.
By: Sara, Karachi on Feb, 01 2018
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The states where the structure of Education is good, it progresses in all the sectors which is important for the development of the country is recognized due to its invention. Education is all important for the prosperity.,
By: kamran, khi on Sep, 18 2017
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I am all glad to access the importance of Education article. It is comprehensive and complete in every sense. Love the way you guys have portrayed all the relevant information. Indeed there is no second thought to it that education is the key to success in Pakistan.
By: Rida Anwer, Karachi on Sep, 15 2017
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Education is necessary for both man and women, Islam is also give the lesson to learn Education. The first word of the Quran is also begin from the word 'Iqra' which means Read.
By: shagufta, khi on Sep, 14 2017
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Yes true! The significance of education cannot be ignored. Especially for the developing nations. I am all impressed by the way this article has been written. It is comprehensive and complete. We hope to glory success by effective communication system
By: Ghaffar, Lahore on Sep, 11 2017
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I think Education is an important factor to judge the difference between right and wrong. Education is the only and basic source due to this you can change your life style, it is important for the prosperity of any state.
By: mustafa, multan on Sep, 11 2017
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What an interesting and gripping article it actually is! I am totally short of words. Informative to the core and i took help from it to complete my university assignment. Thank you so much for sharing it here,
By: Yasmeen, Karachi on Jul, 17 2017
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Importance of Education is beautifully explained in this article. You can access the most detailed and impressive article focusing on the key facts about the reasons and why education has such a prominent place.
By: Farah, Karachi on May, 26 2017
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The role of Educational departments is very important in all the rich countries because Education is the backbone of any country, but unfortunately our infra structure to get the basic Education are not able to makes comparison with other.
By: sharjeel, khi on May, 25 2017
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This is surely the most informative and interesting article telling students about the significance of education. This article is highly comprehensive and complete in terms of communicating the message.
By: Enaya, Karachi on May, 25 2017
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The schools and colleges of rural areas in Pakistan mostly under the possession of the political and landlord persons where they work only for their interest. To build the better infrastructure of Education we have to make some strategy.
By: farooq, khi on May, 24 2017
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I think the Government and NGOs of Pakistan should introduce the programs based to improve the grass root level of Education and its basic needs. There is no any awareness, especially in the districts.
By: usama, khi on May, 24 2017
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Interesting article about the Importance of Education which based on the five levels of Education in which the higher secondary and University level of Education are needed to concentrate more to enhance the ability of the student.
By: Pervaiz, khi on May, 11 2017
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Very informative article about "Importance of education"
By: Abu Abdur Rehman, Lahore on Feb, 04 2017
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After completing the Intermediate education the students can go for the higher education to universities, there they complete their bachelors in their relevant field .
By: hina, sahiwaal on Jan, 09 2017
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This page of Articles is really helpful for the students because it provides you the information’s about the latest technologies in to the whole world
By: Waseem, Karachi on Jan, 04 2017
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Many beautiful things are available on this page who understand the main things of our normal problems in just simple and good words
By: moeez, pindi on Jan, 04 2017
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education in Pakistan consists of board examination that consists the 2 years of education and it’s have Science and General Group in it.
By: maria, gujranwala on Jan, 01 2017
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