Education is and always will be part of human existence. As it is a systematic way by which every human or animal alike have learned to integrate into society. That is, it is the learning process by which we absorb and adapt to information and people around us.
But we have to understand acquiring knowledge falls into different categories, or better still two major categories, which are formal and informal learning.
There has always been a debate about the relevance of a formal system of learning. By the way, formal education is the traditional classroom form of transferring or imparting knowledge from instructor to students.
While an informal system of learning is the type of knowledge, we gain from our parents, friends, influences, and people generally.
Back to the issue of debate as to whether the formal or official process of learning is really necessary or not. there is a popular saying that goes like this: “if you think education is expensive then try ignorance.”
By implication, it means that if you think education is expensive, then one should try ignorance and find out which is more expensive.
In this write up we are going to try and highlight the benefits of having a formal form of learning.
Now it is true that people spend a lot of money in acquiring some form of education, especially in countries like the UK, US, and Canada, where a lot of people owe a lot of student debt, which has led to a lot of controversy in the world of learning.
The price of schooling keeps rising at an exponential rate year to year, which has led the populace to criticize and castigate normal classroom learning.
But thanks to technology and innovations that have made it possible for learning institutes to provide courses that are virtual, thereby minimizing the cost of a traditional instructing system. For more details check online.jcu.edu.au.
So what excuse do you as an individual have, not to seize the opportunity, the world wide web has provided. Education since the history of mankind has never been easier. Do not be deceived by various hypotheses put forward by people trying to have some form of relevance.
The importance of schooling cannot be overemphasized and here are the reasons why:
It is true that attending a traditional form of schooling does not determine success, but it can enlighten you to success and more so, make you prepared for success.
Let’s assume you are the boss of a company and your business is beginning to grow and there is a need for you to expand, and that expansion will mean that you will need more employees, more accounting, more insurance, more raw material. But because you are uneducated, you become confused or perplexed.
This makes the business to either remain at a constant position or get relegated to the background by other competitors with better or optimized system processes.
Schooling helps the economy to grow in that there are a lot of different professions and career path, which enables the smooth running of activities within a nation or society.
A very good example of this is South Korea, with little or no natural resources. Their main resources are human capital. No wonder their educational system is regarded as one of the best in the world. Not only that, but they are also comfortably wealthy.
This goes further in buttressing the fact that, with a good schooling system, it is possible to boost your nation’s economy.
Better constitution and policies
A good and stable society is always a reflection of proper planning and implementation of laws and constitution that propels the community into a progressive and successful way of life.
A system or country with a lot of educated folks will be better disposed to making very profitable and healthy laws or policies that will drive the nation forward.
Education not only helps you in detecting a problem, which is always a step in the right direction because as the popular proverb depicts: “understanding a problem is as good at solving that problem halfway” but also helps in proffering long-lasting solutions to challenges the country or society may be facing.
With the world being at the verge of causing globally disastrous disruptions to our ecosystem, it is apparent that there is a need for immediate action and awareness.
Not only does education shapes one’s sense of right and wrong, but goes further in making you aware of the catastrophic effects that our individual lives, habits, and style might have on our ecological system.
Going by a research publication done by UNICEF, almost a billion people will be ushered into the 21st century without the ability to read and write, and 2/3 of them are women.
And according to the Guardian newspaper, 50% of inmates in the UK are functional illiterates. This goes to show you how the lack of education is directly proportional to the crime.
schooling helps in creating a lot of potential opportunities for individuals, thereby making them less susceptible to a life of crime.
In a nutshell
With the little pointers, you have been given above. I hope that you are convinced of the crucial role education plays in our lives and society as a whole. It is therefore imperative that we try as much as possible to get ourselves schooled at all cost.