What is Education? The first thing that strikes in our minds when we think about education is gaining knowledge. Education is a tool that provides
What is Education?
The first thing that strikes in our minds when we think about education is gaining knowledge. Education is a tool that provides people with knowledge, skill, technique, information, enables them to know their rights and duties toward their family, society as well as the nation. It expands vision and outlook to see the world. It develops the capabilities to fight against injustice, violence, corruption, and many other bad elements in society.
Education gives us knowledge of the world around us. It is the most important element in the evolution of the nation. Without education, one can not explore new ideas. That means any individual won’t be able to develop the world because without novel ideas there is no creativity and without creativity, there is no development of the nation.
Top 5 Reasons: Why Is Education Important?
There are so many different understandings and definitions of what education is, but one thing can be universally agreed upon, which is the importance of education — and here’s why.
- Provides Stability
Education means the overall development of human beings. It makes stability in our life that is emotional, political, social, economical, and in every walks of life which determines our future and helps us to serve our nation in different ways.
- Provides Financial Security
Economic stability secures our future by providing better service/ business and ensures a better standard of life. For being an entrepreneur, higher education and good communication skills required that comes true only by getting a good education.
- Needed For Equality
Education empowers us with rationalism and gives us more power to reason out the man-made differences based on color, caste, creed, etc. It provides us to live in social bindings which teaches us to remain equal in our society and wipe out taboos like untouchability, apartheid, etc.
- Allows For Self-Dependency
The significance of education also motivates us to be self-dependent.
Its multidimensional knowledge provides us to choose the field in which we wish to make our careers.
- Make Your Dreams Come True
Education provides us to stand up with our dreams and full fill it with our skills and hard work.
International Day to Protect Education against Attack
September 9 has been established as the International Day to Protect Education from Attack by the unanimous decision making by the United Nations General assembly. This day as we celebrate aims at protecting the education system and to raise awareness of the plight of millions of children affected by conflict and not being able to get their basic right to education. UNESCO and UNICEF collaborated and made a unanimous decision to ensure a safe and secure environment for children all over the world who live in crisis-affected countries, where knowledge and skills they need for the future can be learned. As safeguarding the right to education for all the contributes, this day is celebrated. The State of Qatar along with 62 countries presented the resolution proclaiming the Day.
The future cannot be safeguarded if children living in conflict zones grew up without access to education and skills that they need to contribute towards their countries and economies, leading to the exacerbation of the already desperate situations of millions of families and children. Schools and the places of learning should be safe and secure and aims at safeguarding a child’s education. Today, it is the first time that we celebrate the International Day to Protect Education from Attack, i.e 9th of September, 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a hit, the UN focuses on how to make schools and colleges a safe place and a place where education is kept at the top of the public agenda.
“As the world fights to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, children and youth in conflict zones remain among the most vulnerable to its devastating impact. We must ensure our children have a safe and secure environment in which to learn the knowledge and skills they need for the future.” – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres mentions.
Primary Goals –
To provide protection and ensure inclusive and equitable quality education at all levels to all learners, especially those in vulnerable situations must be the government’s primary responsibility, the UN states.
To refrain from actions that impede a child’s education instead facilitate access to education to children in situations of armed conflict.
Taking feasible measures to protect schools, learners, and education personnel from attack and to increase funding for the promotion of safe and protected environments in schools.
Source of Information- uopeople.edu/wikipedia