Mumbai | Published: September 22, 2014 12:06 am
Yes, ofcourse, education is most important in the development of a country. Education plays a crucial role in the advancement of technologies.
Education means obtaining knowledge. A person who has knowledge of his surroundings can survive happily in this society. Education not only helps us in surviving but also makes people aware of their rights and duties towards the nation. Education itself is a right everybody is born with.
In my opinion, every person born in this country should at least be educated till XIIth std. Education provides many opportunities in various fields for the development of the country. Education makes people independent, builds confidence and self-esteem, which is very important for the development of a country. Development of the country includes development in fields such as IT, medical sciences, agriculture, economy etc. All this development comes about only when people are educated in these fields. When people have enough knowledge about a certain field it is easy to bring about new reforms for the development of the society. If a country has education by its side then no one can stop it from developing itself.
Rasika S. Kalgutkar
XI-A, VPM’s VidyaMandir, Dahisar
Let us start by saying that although education has an impact in the development of the country, it is still an instrument of destroying peace and endangering lives. If you look at the broader picture, we have seen many inventions in these last 100 years but we have destroyed greenery of the whole world by 50%, paving way for modernization. This has led to some unwanted happenings such as global warming and uncertain weather changes which are ignored even after effective warnings. This irresponsibility has led to melting of poles and mountains, leading to floods! A live example being Kashmir.
Developing a country needs awareness and practicality. What is the use if we are educated, yet are not able to apply our knowledge? Even people with high grades are not able to answer a simple question like ‘Who is the President of India?’. People get educated to develop themselves. If you remember people like Aristotle, Albert Einstein, they weren’t much educated…but were still capable of giving a huge hand to develop THE WORLD!!
Awareness and usage of person’s brain brings about 85% of development …education brings the rest!
Grade 10, IGCSE, RBK School, Mira Road
People agree that all children have the right to an education. Investing in education is also the smart thing to do…Why? It is one of the most important investments a country can make in its people and its future and is critical in reducing poverty and inequality.
Education, without a doubt, can affect a person’s future. Every individual needs to be educated to the right level before they can join the work-force; especially when it is becoming more knowledge-based. These people will directly determine the quality and gains a country can make.
Another important point is that without education, people have to turn to jobs which are usually low-paid, or they even hardly find a job. These people will rely on unemployment or low-income support from the government. Also, companies with low quality employers will hardly compete with others overseas.
Impact of people’s investment in education is profound: education results in raising income, improving health, promoting gender equality, mitigating climate change, and reducing poverty. In short, education has the power to make the world a better place.
Grade 8. IGCSE, RBK School, Mira Road
Developing country literally means, a poor agricultural country that is seeking to become more advanced economically and socially.
And ‘yes’ education can be the major factor, in the development of a country. It not only benefits the country’s people economically, but also socially among other countries, which can be helpful. It not only civilizes people and makes them gain more and more job opportunities but also helps in personality development of each and every person which tremendously affects the growth of a developing country.
However, still it cannot be considered as the ‘single’ most important factor as there are other factors too such as politics.Is education the most important step in the development of the country?
The statement is education is one of the significant factors to build a modern country. And I, as a writer, believe that the statement is true. First of all, a country needs societies that have knowledge that is useful. When societies have much awareness that is usable, they can help government to build a perfect country that is appreciated by other countries. For instance, some societies can take part in the administration to distribute their ideas about developing country easily. If societies do not have some important abilities, they find it difficult to share their information, and especially if they do not play a useful part in government, people will find it hard to accept them.
After all, a country can be recognized by the other countries when it has societies that it can boast of. It is education that will help the country move forward and be recognised.
Aishwarya B. Nair, IX-D,
St. Francis High School, Vasai
On this statement my personal opinion is “YES”, education plays an important role in the development of any country. In my opinion education is the backbone of any country or you can say that now it’s the basic need of the entire world. Education is the birth right of every citizen of the country, so, the government of the country should run the programmes through which every citizen of the country becomes educated and after the government, it’s the responsibility of the people to educate their family members.
Education is not only the factor that affects the development of any country, but it affects the surroundings or the person himself also. Education increases the personality of a person in many ways like education changes the behavior, life style, the way of dressing, sitting and talking also. Education is the most important factor for our freedom or democracy.
IX B, St. Xavier’s High School, Kashigaon
For many developing and developed countries, education is the root of achievement. Education produces a skilful and intelligent generation that will be the future ruler of the country. Moreover, if civilians have been trained with efficient education, they will have a adequate life. Therefore, education is fundamental for development within a country due to the brilliant generation that is bred by it.
Students are the most important resource — if we educate them ,we indirectly educate and develop our country. Students are expected leaders of a nation. Students absorb basic knowledge and develop skills in school and then university. They are the ones, who will inevitably become a future doctor, an ulterior architect and also President of a nation. Moreover, education arms students with fundamental wisdom and perception of world.
Jyeshtha K. Bhatt, IX-C,
St. Francis High School, Vasai
Why is India still a developing country and not yet a wholly developed nation? Why does corruption exist at such a high rate? Why are people still discriminated on the basis of their economic status, color, religion etc.? Why does child labor still prevail despite being a punishable offence? Why? Just one word, ‘Illiteracy’.
Yes, illiteracy is a major obstacle. If you notice in the past few years, India has transformed in a lot of fields. This is because people are slowly understanding the importance of education. Why education is made compulsory for all kids upto 14 years of age? Because, “Padhega India tabhi toh badhega India”. Today, the youth of India, the educated youth of India is taking steps to make India a developed nation. Education is a power to change the mindset of people.
Spread education, uplift India!
IX-A, Cambridge School, Kandivali (E)
Yes, education plays the most important role in the development of any country. It is the backbone of any country. It is the birth right for every citizen of the country.
In any country, it is necessary to invest a big part of the profit in the education field but in many countries, government prefers to invest in arms not thinking of diverting the resources from the military where war and win is everything. Another reason why government should invest in the education field more is because of increase in child labour.
Maitri Dave, IX A
Cambridge School, Kandivali (E)
Education and learning are the most important processes in today’s society. Today’s youth are tomorrow’s teachers. In the ‘banking method’ or education by memorization, the students are not being taught; they are only expected to memorize the material, which is not actually a learning process. Although there are a lot of misconceptions about the ‘banking method’, I think that there is also a lot of good in this method as well. The foundation of the society is based on education since it brings economic and social prosperity. Gaining education enhances an individual to live a respectful life in the society. This is because education offers a setting in which culture and values of a society are developed. In this respect, education in modern society provides a forum where the society examines its issues and identifies solutions. The advancement of a society both economically and socially is by gaining education, which consequently enables them to run a modern society.
Mayank Latke, X B,
St. Mary’s School
A literate nation is a marching nation; no country can progress if its population is illiterate. The world is seeing fast moving technology changes everyday. Inventions are now a part of everyday life. If the men are uneducated then things will have no meaning. To understand, to acquire skills, to decide between a right or a wrong — education is a must. Education brings maturity, it helps in polishing skills, it makes the person more responsible. It brings development and the country moves ahead.
Education plays a pivotal role in the progress of a country.
Std. IX – F, St. Aloysius High School, Nallasopara
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Earlier this month, I was invited to be a keynote speaker on the theme of "Education for Economic Success" at the Education World Forum, which brought education ministers and leaders from over 75 countries together in London.
Education is fundamental to development and growth. The human mind makes possible all development achievements, from health advances and agricultural innovations to efficient public administration and private sector growth. For countries to reap these benefits fully, they need to unleash the potential of the human mind. And there is no better tool for doing so than education.
Twenty years ago, government officials and development partners met to affirm the importance of education in development—on economic development and broadly on improving people’s lives—and together declared Education for All as a goal. While enrolments have risen in promising fashion around the world, learning levels have remained disappointingly and many remain left behind. Because growth, development, and poverty reduction depend on the knowledge and skills that people acquire, not the number of years that they sit in a classroom, we must transform our call to action from Education for All toLearning for All.
The World Bank’s forthcoming Education Strategy will emphasize several core ideas: Invest early. Invest smartly. Invest in learning for all.
First, foundational skills acquired early in childhood make possible a lifetime of learning. The traditional view of education as starting in primary school takes up the challenge too late. The science of brain development shows that learning needs to be encouraged early and often, both inside and outside of the formal schooling system. Prenatal health and early childhood development programs that include education and health are consequently important to realize this potential. In the primary years, quality teaching is essential to give students the foundational literacy and numeracy on which lifelong learning depends. Adolescence is also a period of high potential for learning, but many teenagers leave school at this point, lured by the prospect of a job, the need to help their families, or turned away by the cost of schooling. For those who drop out too early, second-chance and nonformal learning opportunities are essential to ensure that all youth can acquire skills for the labor market.
Second, getting results requires smart investments—that is, investments that prioritize and monitor learning, beyond traditional metrics, such as the number of teachers trained or number of students enrolled. Quality needs to be the focus of education investments, with learning gains as the key metric of quality. Resources are too limited and the challenges too big to be designing policies and programs in the dark. We need evidence on what works in order to invest smartly.
Third, learning for all means ensuring that all students, and not just the most privileged or gifted, acquire the knowledge and skills that they need. Major challenges of access remain for disadvantaged populations at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels. We must lower the barriers that keep girls, children with disabilities, and ethnolinguistic minorities from attaining as much education as other population groups. “Learning for All” promotes the equity goals that underlie Education for All and the MDGs. Without confronting equity issues, it will be impossible to achieve the objective of learning for all.
Achieving learning for all will be challenging, but it is the right agenda for the next decade. It is the knowledge and skills that children and youth acquire today—not simply their school attendance—that will drive their employability, productivity, health, and well-being in the decades to come, and that will help ensure that their communities and nations thrive.
Read the full text of my speech to the Education World Forum here.