- Education and Science
Importance of Education to Nations
Importance of Education
What are the relevance of education to the society?
Is education of any importance or benefit to nations or the world? Before the introduction of education, much research has been carried out on its value. Some nations would not have attained the level of development they settle at without education of any kind. I wonder how developed countries in Europe would have been without sound education. It is eye opener and beginning of success to all nations. Education is like a mirror through which nations see their images. Do you think Spain would have been so good today without education? How do you think Great Britain will be without education? In the past years, Britain came to Nigeria and colonized the country and they rule Nigeria for many years. These colonial masters to Nigeria discovered crude oil in the country and transported it to their country for refining and use. After some years, Nigeria gained independence from the Britain. Nigeria was independent from them in the year 1960. Britain used the petroleum they discovered in Nigeria for building of their nation and also sold to other countries. They were able to know that crude oil existed in Nigeria because they were educated. Nigeria did not know there was anything like crude oil in their country because there was no education in the country during those days. Some importance of education to nations includes technological growth, crime reduction, agricultural improvement, health improvement, good leadership, industrialization and easy life.
What is the importance of education?
Technological growth: Nations have attained great mark in technology because education opened their eyes and made them reason in diverse angles for the betterment of lives. Technology is taught to students in school where they go and learn great technical skills. The automobiles, computers, electrical appliances and other products of technology are made possible in life of today because of education. Education standard improves from day-to-day and the more it improves, the more growth we have in technology. The kind of cars in use in the present world is not the same with those used in 1990s because there is improvement in education. Technological growth started in Africa since the advent of education. It is good evidence that show the importance of education to technological growth is not just a 'tall story'. Students are taught how to reason critically in schools. This brings about the advancement in use of resources around us to produce good things. It is good to point out the person that discovered one of the most popular social media network called
Facebook. Who discovered the Facebook? Where did he start the discovery? Mark Zuckerberg discovered Facebook and it started when he was in Harvard University. Today, many people are able to get their problems solved with the discovery made by this young man. He learnt this when he was in the university and that is one typical power of education. This is an example of how education can help in technological growth. The discovery of this youth has really console many Americans. Recently, he gave about 99% of his wealth to charity.
Education and Crime Reduction
Crime reduction: This is another importance of education to nations. How can education reduce crime? A reader of this article may be confused when the introductory part of this page included 'crime reduction' as one of the educational importance to nations. People separate themselves from crime because they were taught the consequences of any committed crime. These punishments of any offense make many to detach from anything that will lead them to crime. Again, with education, people learn to be disciplined and say no to any kind of crime. Education provides employment for the masses. I do not think that any who is employed and paid well in return will have time to start thinking of one crime he will commit or the other to make money. Based on observations, countries that are more educated have less crime rates when compared with undereducated ones.
Agricultural development: Agricultural improvement is attainable with education. Education has lead to great improvement in the yield of agricultural products. It is through education that crossbreeding was introduced to enhance the yield and varieties of agricultural products. It is of no doubt that crossbreeding of crops has made many types of fruits available to the masses. It is in institutions of learning that students are taught how to crossbreed. Again, it was through educational research on plants that crossbreeding came to existence. Today, people make choice on the kind of crossbreed crops they want to eat in order to promote their health. Nations have varieties of plants at their reach and feed the masses with crops which are products of crossbreed. The kind of farming tools that were used long time ago for farming is entirely different. Which kind of agricultural tools were used in 500BC? Can you compare those tools with those one used in the modern world? Education made people to reason beyond and start manufacturing machines for farming instead of making use of crude materials or human labor. With the help of newly produced machines, people can practice farming with less stress. This makes food to be available to nations and surpluses remain in return.
Health Standard: Education improves the health status of people. How many medical doctors do we have when there was no place where people are taught how to read, write and make changes? I asked the question because I am sure that popularity of medical doctors is as a result of education. Medical doctors who are its product promote health of people by prescribing suitable drugs for patients. What of the drug sold to the sick? The pharmacists are the people that produce drugs and they were taught how to produce these helpful solids and liquids in their colleges and universities. A person who feels as if his head wants to burst can become normal within few seconds with the aid of drug. The citizens of nations live healthy because of medical doctors and pharmacists who were made through education. Let me tell you, cut off education from nations and the nations become nothing but empty vessels. The advanced medical instruments used in hospitals are as a result of how students are taught to go into good and improved production. This teaching results to user-friendly equipment of which that even a layman can make use of them. The newly invented automated blood pressure monitor can easily be used than the analogue one.
Leadership: Education teaches people on how to be good leaders in their individual societies. Many leadership programs are offered in many institutions of learning. These are also included in course outline of some departments and taken as one of the most serious part of the semester courses. I want to inform you that any student that learn and practices what he is taught on leadership skill will take his or her country to higher level when voted into leadership position. The present governor of my state, Anambra, Nigeria, is doing well and improving all sectors because he was trained educationally on how to lead his people well. How do you think any leader can exchange information with people from other countries when he is not educated? How do you think he can learn new leadership skill when he is called for conference without education? In fact, education is needed for good leadership in every nation.
Education and Industrial Growth
Industrial growth: There is growth in industrialization because of education. This is the good handiwork of the teaching given to students from various parts of the world and the industrial sector would not have achieved this great result without the learning. Many nations make good profits from the goods produced by their industrial sector and use them in their national building. People are able to work in these industries because they were educated on how to operate industrial machines. It is through the trainings given to these people that make them to operate the machines effectively and have huge yield in return. What of the proportion of chemicals that are mixed in these industries before the desired products are obtained? Where and how these industrial workers did learned how to proportionally add them? The answer lies in no other place but in education. No nation can attain great industrial development without education. I know very well that growth of industrial sector of my country began when education was embraced by my national leader.
Invention: People live and enjoy life because of education. Do you think I lied? I will give a typical example with the life of Alexander Graham Bell, who invented telephone. Bell began to think of how to invent what people can use to communicate to one another even when they are from far positions. He was a student when he began this thinking. Education sharpened his mentality and that was why he thought in that direction. Telephone reduces stress of transporting from one car to another in order to pass information across. People can be in Congo and easily send information to somebody in China within few seconds with the help of telephone call. This is the information that can be conveyed in two to three days now made successful within few seconds. Medium of transportation is made possible with the help of training obtained in schools. People now fly through the air to another country because of education. It is through education that people were taught how to manufacture planes and other machines that transport people through the air.
In conclusion, the importance of education to nations has been properly discussed on this page. I wish to inform you that the importance of education to nations is many, but these are among the series. Finally, its importance to nations as conveyed on this write-up are technological growth, crime reduction, improvement in agriculture, healthy leadership, good industrial growth, improved health status of nations and improved system of living.