Proliferating the Role of Quality Education in Paving a Way Towards Success
The people today are far more educated, aware, and informed than ever before. Children’s education is one topic of extreme significance for parents to look into. However, people who can barely afford two square meals a day, don’t really have the financial potential to invest in their child’s education and schooling. Drowned in the tension to repay existing debts and the stress of earning bread without a regular waged job surpasses any other sort of expense to be incurred on something like education that’s not actually crucial for them to earn money, as per their mindset.
The literacy rates have gone up since years for the age group 15-24 years from approximately 83% to 91%. However, the year 2016 recorded a gradual drop to 87%. The year 2012, experienced a rise till 90.7%.
All of us must understand that imparting quality education forms the basis of sustainable development and advancement in the future. A young, educated and fully aware population is both an asset for the individual family as well as for the whole world.
There are a huge number of benefits that can be enjoyed by getting proficiently educated-:
Enhancement of self-reliance and independence
Boosts economic and financial potential
Increases awareness about the world around us
Enhances overall intellectual and personality growth of an individual
Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all is the umbrella goal under which more sub-goals are targeted to be completed by the target year of 2030 for attaining the success of the 17 sustainable goals as listed by the United Nations Organisation.
The shortcomings of the most uneducated Indian population were unfurled completely during the Indian freedom struggle. Since then, our leaders have decided to formulate policies that focus on imparting good education to children starting from the primary level. Fortunately, people have also understood the importance of getting the best education for future betterment, that’s a major reason why the net enrollment ratios for both girls and boys reached more than 90% at the primary and elementary levels. At the national level, the youth literacy rate was 94% for males and 92% for females, which is a tremendously amazing achievement.
Historically, girls were never allowed to be a part of gurukuls ( schools imparting education back then ) because studying was never considered to be their niche. They just got knowledge at home about how to manage households, cook food and take care of the family. They were mostly married off at early ages and therefore became mothers before the appropriate age. To the maximum level, they did spend some time knitting, doing pottery, embroidery, etc at home as a part of pursuing their hobbies. Sometimes, they also helped and assisted their husbands at the farms in agricultural activities. They never got an opportunity to get formally educated at schools. In fact, many men too belonged to such poor and financially tensed households that they had only limited access to education. Even if their families did manage to send them to school, most of them had to stop studying so that they could help their families to earn a living.
However, the scenario is this aspect is now changing drastically. The government initiated policies and plans like the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, encourage children to get compulsory education from the age of 6-14 years at least. This means, promoting compulsory primary education for all, regardless of the financial position of an individual. A provision for reserving some particular number of seats in educational institutions for the scheduled castes, tribes, and other socially backward classes helped them gain guaranteed access to education which they were denied earlier, due to their socially unaccepted status.
Food schemes for granting meals to all the students who attended schools regularly were initiated to boost the attendance level.
By the above-mentioned information regarding the pattern of education that was followed years back, the changes being made in the present scenario, and discussions regarding the policies being formulated for a better future in the field of education, it is clearly visible that people all over the world are very concerned in imparting quality education and thus, rightly understands the significance of good education in keeping the individual as well as collective future of all safe, secure and bright.