03-30-2016, 12:23 AM
Education is universally known to be the best legacy. It is the best inheritance that parents can give to their children. Education is essential for so many reasons, some of which are:
In our society, education is very useful in the sense that it prevents people from living in the wrong way. An unlearned person does not see things in a unique way, but remains in a state of ignorance which places a lot of limitations on his personal life.
Education gives us exposure to greater things in life. It gives us enlightenment and insight into modern technology. For example, a trained computer engineer with many professional qualifications can practice in the field and educate many people on computer education and technology. A professional mechanical engineer understands a lot about mechanical devices used by cars, trucks and other types of vehicles, while a professional civil engineer knows about construction such as road construction, building construction and so on. These are the dividends of education in our lives and lots more. An architect of nowadays understands how he can use the internet to make a structure of any category without stressing much on paper work. Education is really good as we can see.
In becoming a leader in the society, such as becoming the president of a nation, governor of a state, and chairman of a local government, education is first considered because it will give the kind of exposure that a leader would need in leading successfully. To become a university chancellor, a polytechnic rector, or a college provost, education is what we consider too.
When we now look into the section of the youths, any nation that fails in working seriously on the education of the youths has already failed. Giving opportunities to the youths to go to school will benefit the society a lot. It will enable them to be creative and logical. With sound education, youths will become very useful to the society. The governments should realise that no amount of financial resources expended on education will be a waste. The governments can even grant scholarship opportunities to those who are financially poor so that poverty will not be a barrier to education among youths.
Education helps in eradicating criminalities and criminal acts among youths. Youths are the most useful in the society if they are well managed. Conversely, they can also turn out to be the greatest trouble of the society if they are not well managed. For example, in an African country, the governor of a particular state failed to pay the registration fee of students in the state for their school certificate examination in a particular year. Some of these students then decided to protest based on the government's refusal to pay their registration fees by destroying many government properties in the government offices. These youths were later arrested by the police.
Education trains engineers, technologists, professional accountants, economists, mathematicians and others. An accountant helps to prepare and audit the financial statements of an organization which may help in checking and detecting fraud. A mathematician is needed by the banks, institutions, companies and in all sectors of the economy. Also the economist is needed to help the government in regulating the economy. The services of the engineers are also needed in industries.
Education is so important that even if you happen to be an artisan, you will only be able to make the most out of your profession with sound education. Education will enable you to communicate with people from any background or culture.
Do you wish to be educated but you don't have the opportunity? As time goes on, an opportunity comes your way. Just remain focused and determined. There is no barrier to success for anyone that is ready. If you admire to be successful, it is quite possible in as much as you are ready.
As regards the education of the children, parents must get to realise that every effort must be put in place to ensure that children are in school. If education is costly, then try ignorance. You will eventually realise that education is costlier than ignorance. I'm so baffled that many parents still remain adamant in refusing to prioritize the education of their children. Children from such parents grow up to become political thugs in the future.