In the words of Koffi Annan, He said “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family”.
Education is defined as the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, morals, beliefs, and habits. It is a wholesome learning experience that takes away sheer ignorance for enlightenment.
Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational.
Even in Arica, the Impacts of Education remain unprecedented.
Highlighted below are some of the top reasons why Education is Important
Education is one of the most potent tools of liberation. It emancipates a man from mental slavery into a lifetime of knowledge that can be used to create limitless possibilities. An Ignorant person doesn’t know that he doesn’t know. He isn’t even aware of his situation. Education comes with enlightenment that changes everything.
An Educated is aware of his/her rights and privileges. He/she is aware of situations around him. They can voice out their opinion against exploitation. They can vote and be voted for. Education also brings a man into awareness of responsibilities. Making the person aware and responsible for communal wellbeing.
In an educated community people are empowered to create. People are skilled to bring opportunities either through Jobs or services that enrich the standard of living and also create more opportunities for other people. Also, an educated person is more likely to be wealthy in fact it is a known fact that people who have experienced any form of education are twice more likely to be rich than people who haven’t.
Education in every sense is one of the fundamental factors of development. Education raises people’s productivity and creativity and promotes entrepreneurship and technological advances. In addition, it plays a very crucial role in securing economic and social progress and improving income distribution.
Studies show that schooling can impact rates of crime. In one study on men, for every 1-year increase in average school levels, conviction rates for property crime went down by 20-30%. Violent crime also went down slightly. Since education gives more economic opportunities it reduces the rate of crime involvement in general.