Students Name Teacher’s Name Name of Course 22/8/19 Importance of Education in Society
Education is a process of acquiring knowledge, values beliefs, skills and morals. Without education the world would be in chaos. When people are equipped with education country grows socially, politically and economically. However there are millions of children and adults around the world that don’t have access to education due various factors. Studies have shown that there are 59 million children of school going age have no access to education, also according to these research, 65million adults cannot afford high school education. The government to make education affordable so that even poor people can access it and better their lives. Education empowers people with knowledge and skills so that they can fit in the society.
Education reduces poverty by making people financially satable.The credentials awarded to individual after successful completion of learning process helps the acquire stable job with good salaries. When there is a stable means of income then quality of life is improved. When citizen have stable income they improve the country’s economy by paying taxes. (Rohini Mohan)
Education enlighten people about their rights and duties as citizen. It’s only through knowledge that people can be aware of the government policies and decide whether to support or protest. According to Ottaway a society is group of people who are socially aware of their way and are united for a common goals, values and beliefs.Ottaway further states that until children are made aware of society’s functions and their rights, through education, they are just but members of a community.(3)
Education is a source of knowledge and empowerment to the society. An educated society can weed out corrupt government and oppose policies that seem to undermine their rights. Education brings dignity by improving people’s quality of lives. Therefore, it’s the duty of the government to make education affordable to all people to eradicate poverty and reduce insecurity.
Ottaway, A.C.K,Education and Society,Taylor &Francis an informer company, 2013.Google Books.Web.22 August.2019.https://booksgoogle.com
Rohini,Mohan,”Importance of Education in Society,”eduzenith.Web.https://eduzenith.com.22 August.2019