Education is the foundation stone, laid to build a building of knowledge and experiences. It defines who we are, and is not restricted to books, or to what we learn in schools or colleges. Gaining education is an ongoing process, same like knowledge, continued throughout our life. In today’s world Education is as important as mere breathing, without which you cannot survive.
Education enlightens us, gives us the capability to understand, broadens our perspectives gives us the ability to look beyond a certain point. It helps us in exploring ourselves, exploring our potentials, making us aware of our interests, gives confidence self respect, builds self esteem, and gives us the power to understand the differences of right and wrong, teaches us to respect the differences of opinions, makes us learn the value of patience, and the list of its significance goes on. Education is the integral part of our lives.
The first verses of the Quran began with the word:
“Read. Read in the name of thy Lord who created; [He] created the human being from blood clot. Read in the name of thy Lord who taught by the pen: [He] taught the human being what he did not know.” (96: 1-5).
Education is not limited to getting good marks, it means that you learn new things, and increase your knowledge, to solve the problems of everyday life in a much better manner, to have a wide vision towards life, and to become a better individual of a responsible society. Education helps you in knowing, what your rights are, and how you can exercise them, guides you in the right direction, develops the ability to understand the meaning of your destiny, gives you the capability to think, and analyze, opens our minds to experiences, make us motivated to gain more knowledge beyond text books, gives you awareness of your potentials and how to explore them. A time comes when you acknowledge its benefits in practical life, and what ever that you learned from your schools, colleges, and universities is of great value. You feel confident to look for earning a livelihood, and you start utilizing what you learned.
Education is freedom to think, to speak, to hear, and to see. Enriches our life, so that we can enhance ourselves as individuals.
“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”
— Malcolm Forbes –
Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights. It promotes individual freedom and empowerment and yields important development benefits. Yet millions of children and adults remain deprived of educational opportunities, many as a result of poverty.—-UNESCO.