“EDUCATION”- it is the bedrock of every successful individual.
Have you ever imagined what a world would look like without education???
Then certainly I would have not been able to write this article and you could have never reached out to the technology for accessing anything available out there.
Education has led advancement in every sector, be it manufacturing or healthcare, education has played a significant role in bettering our lives.
There are multifaceted benefits of an educated individual over an uneducated one.
The ability to read, write, and speak the basic words of a language just makes a person literate. But being literate is not enough to accelerate growth and progress in one’s life.
What is requisite in the development of a community or society or more specifically a nation is “equal and fair access to education”!
Education-the key ingredient in a nation’s progress
Skill Development Initiatives
A person has the potential to work at a construction site but he lacks the knowledge of basic mathematics to be precise he has never attended primary school therefore he doesn’t know numbers. In such a scenario, the government initiative of skill development will be of no utility.
National Economy and Education
Education is the driving factor in the growth and development of a nation’s economy. Education increases the human capital and hence productivity can be traced easily.
Education enhances the per-capita income of a person which in turn, improves the GDP of a nation. This also helps in improving the global reputation of the nation.
- The knowledge and skills of workers available in the labor supply is a key determinant for economic growth and business
- Industries with higher education and training requirements tend to pay workers higher wages.
- Differences in training levels is a significant factor that separates developed and developing countries.
- An economy’s productivity rises as the number of educated workers increases since skilled workers can perform tasks more efficiently.
According to the Census 2001, as many as 560,687,797 persons in the country are literate. Of these 336,533,716 are males and 224, 154,081 are females. While the overall literacy rate works out to be 64.8 %, the male literacy rate is 75.3% and that for females is 53.7%, showing a gap of 21.6 percentage points between the sexes at the national level. The gap is more in rural areas. In the urban areas, a higher literacy rate has been recorded both for males and females and the difference among the sexes is lower (13 percentage points ).
Technological revolutions can only be possible if the people of a country are well-educated.
Technology and education share a symbiotic relationship. Firstly, the introduction of technology into education can result in a revolution in technology. The person provided with basic technology such as the computer having a good internet speed can be used by him or her to study and research on various topics and implement the knowledge to invent a new technology such as application for booking a cab which further simplifies the lives of many.
The development of a nation has its roots ingrained in education.
Increased Labour and Development
It is proven that education has a direct impact on the labor sector of a country. More the labor, the greater will the unemployment rate, hence the GDP of a nation will witness a positive shift.
Education reduces the number of people engaged in disguised employment particularly in the agricultural sector. Disguised Unemployment can relegate the efficiency of a nation, and such a situation can be eradicated by making the people educated, who are not employed at full capacity.
Human Development Index (HDI)
The HDI rankings of a developed nation, for example, Norway with an HDI ranking of 1 is greater than the Least Developed Country Niger with an HDI ranking of 377.
This huge gap is because of the education factor. Countries ranking lower HDI implies the educational backwardness of the country. Education is one of the parameters which is taken under consideration for calculating the HDI of a country.
With an increase in educational engagement of people in a country, increases the scope for development of the country.
Reduction in Crime Rate and Poverty
Education inculcates the moral and ethical values within the citizens of a nation.
We all know that proper education betters the life and psychology of a person. Teaching the students the lessons of morality can make them responsible citizens of a nation. A person with high moral values can never think of committing a heinous crime of murder, loot, or rape.
Education can feed a person with the food that he or she may desire, thus reducing the poverty rate of a nation.
Education shapes the personality of a person by directing him towards the right attributes required for the development of a nation.
Therefore, for the requisite growth and productivity of a nation, it is essential to pay heed towards educating the children until they harness their potential to make their lives better. Ultimately, contributing to the prosperity of a nation.