Education is the process of acquiring knowledge, skills, and values through learning. Various methods such as teaching, training, research, and discussions are used to pass knowledge. Learning can be done formally or informally. Formal education involves attending classes either online or traditional classes. Informal learning involves watching educational clips and learning from them or learning from people’s behavior or actions. Most nations consider education as a right for every citizen, but some communities still deny education to the female gender. Education is necessary for everyone since it teaches values, beliefs and gives the information required to interact with people around the world.
Education is essential; it is a powerful tool for empowering every citizen and equipping everyone with skills that make one self-reliant. The purpose of education is mainly empowerment. Knowledge acquired in classes helps children and adults earn a living by acquiring a job and therefore pulling themselves out of poverty. Knowledge is power and with power, comes money. The current world today is commercialized in almost all aspects of life. Nowadays, without money, it is hard to live since you have to acquire basic needs by using cash. An individual with some level of knowledge and skills has an opportunity to secure a job at an institution. Without the necessary skills, it is very hard to be hired and get a well-paying job. Jobs acquired through education help people to earn an income hence they can acquire the basic needs and improve their lifestyle. Education is our society’s foundation since it shapes people into intellectuals. Deeper learning helps us understand the nature of the world and widens our understanding levels. Education determines everyone’s actions and the essence of the actions. Our daily actions are based on what we have learned or observed since our younger ages. Without learning, our actions and our economic state would just be marginalized. We only do what we do since we have learned to do it. Therefore, we can contribute to the economy and earn money through knowledge and skills. With knowledge, there are no limits to our actions. The world today has undergone a lot of innovations and inventions through advancement in education and knowledge. The advancements in technology such as transport, medicine, communication, construction and much more have made this world a better place to live. Our daily activities and interactions with people have been made easier and efficient with advanced technology, which has been facilitated by education. Education clears our fears and doubts in life because when people know their potential, they make an extra effort to improve their lives. With knowledge, our thinking capacity, which is, coupled with invention and innovation, has no boundaries. Communication has also been enhanced through education. Learning different languages makes it easier to interact with different races. Efficient communication is one of the main factors that promote industrialization. People settle in far-away countries and can interact and live with new communities. Education teaches how to live with others and how to behave. Virtues and morals passed through learning are essential in our lives. People who respect each other will live very peacefully with one another. Education is a self-empowerment tool. It helps us think critically when we find ourselves in some difficult situations and tough experiences. We often face hard decisions at some point in our lives and by using knowledge; we critically assess the situation and finally get a solution. For instance, I witnessed a student with a medical condition known as epilepsy faint during one of the school games. Most of us had no idea of how to handle the situation, and it would have been tragic if the student did not receive medical attention as fast as possible. Luckily, one of the seniors had training on how to handle such cases. He swiftly acted and performed first aid on the victim. Within a few minutes, the student regained his consciousness and was rushed to a nearby hospital. It was evident that the senior student saved the boy’s life through first aid. The experience showed us the importance of having various necessary skills such as the first aid procedure since such skills might be needed at any moment. Such skills can only be acquired through learning.
Education is rightful and important for everyone. As education professionals, we have a role to share information and knowledge and reach out to communities who are captives of illiteracy. Some communities are faced with immense poverty, which affects their ability to access education. Thus, it is important for the professionals to start programs that will entirely change such people’s lives by educating them. Some organizations, corporations, businesses and sometimes the government take advantage of uninformed citizens and exploit them because they lack education. People should know their rights and fight against unlawful acts, and this can only be achieved if they are educated. Education teaches us on laws and regulations and what the community and the government expect of us. Therefore, education enhances social justice.
The society advocates that every child is entitled to education. The society has also developed numerous learning institutions and schools to secure education for the future generations. Knowledge is passed both formally and informally in our society. It dictates what the world expects of us and how we should interact and behave. Educational programs such as seminars, educational trips, and conferences give us experiences to realize the value of knowledge. The society natures us from our childhood by educating us and providing us with opportunities to exercise our knowledge through offering us jobs after going through school. As a citizen, I would urge the government to introduce policies and programs that will create more jobs for a large number of educated people in the society. Education is an important aspect of our lives because it makes us happy and successful and it improves our lifestyle and standards of living.