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EDUCATION AS AN INFLUENTIAL FACTOR IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Education is an enlightening experience that shapes a crude person into a cultured personality with positive attitude and modified behavior. It is a beautiful art of acquiring and increasing the treasure of knowledge, further, executing the same effectively and efficiently for the betterment of self and society. Education enables one to acquire knowledge about that which is unknown, increase the acquired knowledge and observe what has already been seen at various perspectives.
During the Ancient times, a child was bequeathed with knowledge, life skills, values of culture and discipline generally in a residential setup. The master played the fundamental role of a potter in molding the wet clay into a master piece. This Education system was restricted only to the priests, the royalty and the affluent.
Today, this enlightening experience is the right of every individual, irrespective of class, colour, culture, caste, creed and gender, unbiased. The right to education is a fundamental human right. Those Countries, in the past that have failed and those that still fail, or, discriminate in rendering education on any basis, are far from reaching the status as Developed as they deprive their citizens of their essential right . Such countries fall under the category of developing and underdeveloped countries respectively. An uneducated lot, to bring development, socially, economically and politically will just remain a dream. The developing countries when compared to the developed countries are low in education rate resulting in high birth rate, high death rate, instable economically, politically, socially, lack awareness regarding health, hygiene and nutrition, leading to ill health and plague and less development in Science and Technology for high end diagnoses and medical treatment in case of fatal diseases.
To put it very simple and clear, “Countries poor in education are poor in health, wealth and prosperity.”
In African countries, there is a lack of awareness regarding health and hygiene, resulting in increased death toll due to several deadly diseases, such as ‘Ebola Virus Epidemic’, ‘Tetanus’ and many others. In the current century the atrocities of the miscreant forces and the terrorists, who want to curb education to girl children in Afghanistan on gender basis, is a menace. People who are against education to girl children, those who indulge in child marriages and female infanticide are still prevalent in a few rural regions of India. In regard with these issues, the Government of India is all set to eradicate the problems, as they are social epidemics and a threat to humanity. There are several Non Government Organizations and Service Oriented Organizations to check and to carry the rescue operations.
On the other hand, Countries which render unbiased education to all are heading towards the betterment of the country’s economy, laying foundation for high per capita income. As, Education is a very powerful influential Factor in Developing Countries as Education empowers, one to dream, think, plan, organize and execute the best, to achieve ones goal of success.
Malcolm X, an American Black Muslim minister and a spokesman for the Nation of Islam stated that, “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
Not just limiting Education as our passport but education is a password to unlock and open the doors to enter and cherish an enchanted world. Education opens shut eyes and reveals the inner secrets, the reality. Though they may be few in number, the countries that stand developed are those, who have given importance in educating their citizens with the correct system as being aware that Education is the back bone of a nation.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” quoted Nelson Mandela.
Developing Countries have realized the power of Education and are keen in bringing about development of their country concentrating in educating their citizens. Educated citizens are clearer in understanding the socio-economic status of the country. An educated citizen is independent; they have a greater view of choosing their profession, settling in it and working for their self growth and growth in the per-capita income of the country. This helps eradicate the problems of unemployment reducing even the crime rates. Educated citizen bring about good changes and development in all fields, be it, Arts, Science and Technology, there arises new innovations and discoveries too. While choosing the Government, the educated are analytical and make the correct choice understanding their privilege of voting and election system. The Global market for Professionals excellent packages and the desire to live abroad have drawn the attention of the citizens of developing countries, encouraging them to compete internationally. The influence of Education is greater, as it has paved way for the qualified internationally. In return the Globalization influencing the Education system.
On the whole Education has its impact on individual’s life, society at large, social mobility, economic growth, culture, business, science and technology and even agriculture. The influence of Education in Developing Countries helps the citizens to choose between robes and rags. The influence is so widespread that every developing country wants to be ranked at the top in hierarchy and is marching towards their development.
Thus, Education as an Influential Factor in Developing Countries is powerful and at its best in bringing about changes for good.
Mrs. Rashmi S, Admin Executive,