There are many definitions of education, but only education is an act or process of passing on or gaining general knowledge, building the ability to reason and judge, and generally training oneself or others mentally for matured life.
Many underdeveloped countries today do not pay attention to the importance of education in society, making most countries not to be developed. I ask myself what advantage it will be if most of these underdeveloped countries have people in the government who are well educated and if they could give proper attention to the education sector of the country for the youth to develop and be able to reposition the country as they are called leaders of tomorrow.
It is well known that education leads to success. I will be discussing the importance of education and why I think education is the backbone of anybody who needs to change the world positively. Education can never be underestimated as education forms the heart of any society. The knowledge of making discoveries and executing these discoveries for any society’s success can be achieved through education. The growth of many developed countries today can be attributed to the quality of education imparted to the people. People who have quality education can improve society by making reforms that will cause economic, social, and political growth and social development.
Education opens your mind to understand better the world around you and how things work. Learning the different cultures and happenings taking place at different places around the world is possible through education. Our horizons have been broadening through education so that we can confine to what is happening in our countries and what is happening around the world.
Good jobs today are given to well-educated people; this was stressed in the words of the United State President Barrack Obama when he said, “In an economy where knowledge is the most valuable commodity a person and a country have to offer, the best jobs will go to the best-educated- whether they live in the United States or India or China.” This statement shows the importance of education in getting the best jobs in society and holding the companies’ best positions.
Education helps you to have confidence in life. You can plan your life effectively when you have education as it will help to analyze problems of life and come out with solutions to those problems that you might face. Educated people can make decisions that can positively change lives as they will have acquired a lot of experience as they learn new things every day.
Education’s importance is well evident in developed countries as it plays a major role in personal and social development. Education has been used to alleviate poverty, oppression, and war as the leaders are well equipped with the knowledge to guide the country towards growth. In some countries, there has been a problem of overpopulation, which is one of humanity’s greatest worries. Overpopulation can be attributed to a lack of proper and better education. Sex education needs to be taught to the youths who are adults of tomorrow.
Financial growth in one’s life can be achieved through education. Instructions on managing money and investing the money wisely can be achieved when you have a good education. You are well knowledgeable on how to start your own business and reduce the risk of getting bankrupt. Education has been used as a major tool to inform people of their rights and services that they can have access to. To differentiate between doing right and wrong, education plays a vital role as youth are taught what ought to be done and what not to be done in society and how they can be responsible people.
Lastly, children from their early age need to understand the importance of education. This will help them have open minds and be able to have the determination to learn new things as their brain can assimilate new things when they are young.