Give a child and a woman high quality education system and you will build a whole competent generation. This might seem biased, but when you give a child (boy and girl) quality education, not only you teach them to prosper in their lives and become great contributors to their countries, but you also teach them to become decent human beings.
When you give a woman quality education, you give a whole society quality life. Not only society, but she will also be a great contributor to the success of the economy as well. Why I’m focusing on women is because, for many years, women around the world were deprived of their right to education.
High Quality Education System- An Asset
Education is the most important asset one can have. It’s a no regret investment and a right, not a privilege. It’s the only thing that you don’t need to think twice about because the long-term returns are myriad for you, your loved ones, your society, and your country as a whole.
It’s well-known that knowledge is power. Not money, not position, and not ranking. We live in an era of rapid technological growth and fierce competition and therefore, with this power, all your dreams can become reality.
Does education come only from classrooms? Of course not. Does education end after you graduate? Of course, it shouldn’t. It’s an ongoing process.
Life contributes greatly to your knowledge as well as reading. Reading will broaden your horizon and you will be better equipped to face any challenge in life. It will also help you solve many problems if not all of them.
Education and Renaissance of People
The more the country care about quality education, the higher its growth, renaissance and progress. With high quality education system, the country leads in different aspects starting with having scientists, researchers and specialists. The economy will flourish and will enjoy a period of unparalleled prosperity.
High quality education system has a positive effect on the future jobs of the present generation as well. It will provide them with the necessary skills to get them ready into the workforce.
With high quality education system, any step taken towards economic development will also focus on sustainability i.e. meeting the needs of the present generations but also persevering the needs of future generations.
How do we measure a country’s development and it’s success, power, and influence internationally? Look at their education system first of all.
Education and Health
With high quality education system as well as academic research and technology, the health system; physical and mental, will as a result, develop to prevent diseases and epidemics and provide treatment regimens to a whole range of illnesses.
With educated populations, the chances the population will lead a healthy life style are very high. This will have a long term positive effect on the public health in general and on individuals in particular.
Education and Inventions
Inventors are always in demand and therefore, the education system should encourage creativity and innovation. When educators provide high quality education, this will result in giving individuals a scope to invent and innovate which will eventually lead to economic growth.
With quality education, inventions will take place in different fields.
The list below are few inventions that we already enjoy:
- Health: medicine, surgical equipments, mental treatment, rehabilitation, monitoring devices, anesthesia etc.
- Vision: eye glasses, lenses, laser & lasik surgeries etc.
- Agriculture: greenhouses, tractors, plows etc.
- Transportation: cars, electrical cars, trains, airplanes, space ships, wheel chairs etc.
- Electrical: air conditioning, heaters, washing machines, stoves, microwaves, fridges, electric blankets etc.
- Electronics: smart phones, tablets, laptops, TVs, kindle, printers/photocopiers, cameras, satellites, iPod etc.
- Energy: renewable energy like solar, wind, and water.
- Money: debit cards, credit cards, wire transfers, cryptocurrency, blockchain etc.
- Codes: barcodes, QR codes, access cards, finger print access, etc.
- Languages: Braille, sign language.
- Digital: online shopping, online banking, online courses/training, video gaming, IoT, fiber optics, calculators, etc.
- Social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, Pinterest, e-mails, Internet, etc.
- Forecasting: weather forecast, earth quack forecast, tornado forecast etc.
- Building: skyscrapers, cranes, elevators, electrical escalators, fire alarms, CCTV, soundproof walls, etc.
- Roads: traffic lights, surveillance cameras, GPS etc.
- Manufacturing: shoes, clothes, recycling, packaged items, robots, etc.
Imagine the different kinds of new inventions we will get if quality education is the focus in schools and higher education.
Education & Reading Mean Better Judgment
Education is the basis for making the world a better place by freeing the minds from constraints, illusions, and rigidness. Most people are driven by emotions but with knowledge, they will learn to hear the other side of the story and not prejudge.
If you have high quality education system and you complement it with reading, the chances that anyone will mislead you is very minimal. It will also help you make better judgment and good choices most of the time.
Education Promotes Harmony and Peace
You become what you learned at school and at home. I stress the importance of teaching children at school and at home manners, values, principals, humanity, respect, and the fact that no one is superior to others except for their good deeds.
If this is the main focus in schools worldwide, which should go hand in hand with high quality education system, in just very few years, this will eliminate discrimination, injustice, inequality, prejudice, corruption, illnesses, and wars.
Reading and Psychology
Reading is a great help psychologically. The more knowledge you have, the more confident you are and the more self-esteem you will have. It will give you strength as well as earn you respect and status.
Reading is also a great way for so many people to unwind. Whether they choose spiritual books or romantic books to read, it will help them relax, relieve stress and reduce depression. It might also aid them change their perspective on life for the better.
No nation will ever develop without high quality education system. No community will flourish and no individual will rise without quality education and reading. However, this should also be complemented with teaching the right values, principals, ethics and good morals.