EDUCATION: AN IMPORTANT TOOL TO SUCCESS
Rev. Sr. Lucia Otusanya, OLA
Historically, education has been the shortest bridge between those who have and who do not have, and it shapes the path to employability and economic independence.
To this end, we need to have a bit of knowledge of what education is all about.
WHAT IS EDUCATION?
Education is the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment and generally of preparing oneself or other intellectually for mature life. It is the process that bring positive changes in human life and behaviour. It is a passage to process.
Education is of three dimensions and these three are very important for the growth of every individual in the society. Each one of us acquire informal education in one way other as we grow and this in turn hand over to the young ones coming behind us. It is a process by which parents, neighbor, peer group and friends prepare the young ones for the tasks ahead in the future.
Non formal education is an aspect of education that can never be neglected because those who cannot formal education go for non formal education and that ends them the basic need of their lives but the most important of all these is formal education, it takes years for one to be certified as a professional in his or her area of specialization. It takes a lot of money, energy, sleepless night and efforts. In fact, it is important to invest a lot in education so that we can be ready to face life challenges without fear in the society in which we belong.
Education is the most important tool you can receive that brings you success in life today. The more knowledge you gain, the more opportunities will be open to allow individuals to achieve better possibilities career and personal growth.
Education has played an important role in the career world of the twenty- first century. A person with higher education will be easily qualified compared to a person without extended education as one will be prepared to do various task as that career demands as well as meet job standards.
It helps to develop a unique perspective of looking at life. Education has played a major role for all individuals in the society. It has allowed the society to succeed both socially and economically by enabling it to develop common culture and values.
Education is the reason we have advanced in the world today especially technologically and scientifically. Example: Doctors have been close to finding cures for a lot of illnesses because of higher education, our technology has been enriched compared to the 19th century all because of education. In fact, the importance of education cannot be over emphasized because it serve to unite and strengthen our country. Without education, people will not be able to distinguish right from wrong. It is the most powerful weapon with which you can use to change the world as said by Nelson Mandela.
There are lots of positive traits of having education
- IT PROVIDES FINANCIAL STABILITY AND FREEDOM
Acquiring education usually winds up working in better paid occupations which will intently allows you to direct a more comfortable lifestyle because the existential cash issues likely wont disturb you, you will be able to get good salary to be able to take care of yourself, your family and accord you also some freedom
- IT INCREASE YOUR POSITION IN SOCIETAL HIERARCHY
In our society today that is divided largely into economic groups with a few people having the opportunity to be successful. Having sound education might be your very best argument, the ticket to get high living standard.
- IT FOSTER SELF CONFIDENCE
With different faculties that give individuals opportunity to choose arrears where one is comfortable and can progress on in life, it enriches ones self confidence and greater self esteem which furthers affect the rest of element of life such as social lifestyle.
- EDUCATION CAN OFFER IS THE ABILITY TO DEVELOP HIGHER CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS
- IT GIVES OPPORTUNITY TO INDIVIDUALS TO CONSTITUTES A SOCIETY THAT IS BETTER
Every nation hosting reputable schools and creating many highly educated individuals also manifest economic and cultural criteria. This happen because educated individual usually becoming more accountable and conscious of their surrounding in order to be effective in solving many community issue, bringing more cash and ultimately pushing the society towards constant advancement . Hence, in any community where you have higher number of trained individuals, there will be less crime, there will be growth and development, culture and values will be respected and there will be peace.
It can foster within us a special identity or social status in the society. Hence, the best tool that helps us build our nation and world is education. Though tough but it really pays off at the end of the day because it gives a sense of belonging , independence, confidence as well as seeing and doing things positively for the common good.
An MS student has this to say: “It is also good that you finish school so that you also know something then “
To end this, I will conclude by Albert Einstein’s word that say:”Education is only a ladder to gather fruit from a tree of knowledge not the fruit itself”