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Why is education important – 5 top reasons for Nigerians

Education is not just about getting your diploma or degree. Learn why it is important and how it can change your life for better

There are many crucial things in life. One of them is education. But not many people ask the question why is education important? What is so special about it? To gain a fuller understanding let us take a look at what it is.
Why is education important

What is education?

Education is not schooling although it has a lot to do with it. Here is one great definition: “the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life”. It is taken from Dictionary.com.

Education is a process. That is the first point to make. It’s not about how or where you get educated. It’s about the process you go through to get the knowledge and develop your abilities. It is considered for kids the best to go to school. That might be true, if the school provides a great learning environment. However, in many cases educational process gets limited in schools by making kids sit and do what they are told to do.

 education important – 5 top reasons Now, education is not just a process that imparts you knowledge. It is about getting the knowledge making you fit to judge and reason and get prepared for the adult life. So, indeed education is not about studying math or sciences. It is about teaching your brain to learn anything it needs for successful and happy mature life!

In reality education and its importance is a contradictory subject. Some people try to provide the best “formal” education to their kids and later on wonder why they got into drugs or drinking. Education is not so much about learning stuff, but about teaching your soul and mind to live a good life.

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Why is education so important?

  1. It provides opportunities  education – for Nigerians
    Real education, the one that educates your senses and mind teaches you to see the opportunities around you. Once you see those opportunities, you go and get the proper knowledge on how to utilize them and benefit the most.
     
  2. It widens prospective
    When you become successful at learning, you realize that you can become successful at anything. You get examples of other people. You get inspired by the knowledge and those, who produced it. Education is quite capable of opening a new world to a person, if it is introduced properly and lovingly.

    Why is education important for Nigerians
  3. It teaches you how to do things
    Best education is the one you get voluntarily. Most of us have been put through the school, but did it just because we had to. However, when you learn something you like or need, it changes your approach. You really learn things and become good at doing them. Education makes you professional.
     
  4. It enables you to change the world
    Your small world and the bigger world around you. Education is just a tool and you get the power to use it for good. You can introduce the new concepts and ideas. You can make new inventions using education. You can teach people to do things they dream of and live the life they really want.
     
  5. It saves lives
    The research showed that the kids of educated women have a significantly lower mortality rate. This means education can literally help to save lives. Educated mothers learn how to take better care of themselves and their babies. When their kids grow up there are higher chances of those mothers sending them to school and giving them proper education at home.

Why is education so important? Now you know why.  It can make a huge difference in somebody’s life.

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However, it has to be understood and used properly. One needs to realize and be able to bridge the gap between education and schooling. They are not the same.
 

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The proverb says that knowledge is a lover. It is really so, because having knowledge in so sphere of human life we have a lot of possibilities. We can discover something new and rather important for people and their lifes, we can take something useful for us, we can proove ourselves and other people that we worth something, we can make our dreams come true. It is especially a great success, when the person is getting knowledge in the sphere which he is interested in - in this case the job brings a lot of pleasure and positive feelings!

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Answered 1 year ago.

Education - first step to your independence. Study at university teaches discipline person, responsibility, raises his creative and professional level. With education, you will be more literate, erudite. Some people even try get not one, but few educations, they stimulate development of individual, develop certain level of thinking and increase vitality. Prestige institution of higher education is also worth something. Being graduate of famous, famous institution of higher education - sounds good!

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Answered 1 year ago.

The question is "For what reason do we need the sun ?"; The answer is "The sun light charges our body for our LIFE ". All alive creatures need both physical light and soul light, so physical one we can get from the sun but soul light - only from being educated, so when you get knowledge, you charge your inward world. If you are a traveler and have a desire to discover new horizons, you should just open a book and read and it will be a journey for your soul. Only think, what simple reasons can be for such important thing as education. Don't believe when they say that to get a great education will cost an arm and a leg for you because only you can decide what it will be cost for you; now we have a huge amount of opportunities to get "light for your soul" even free by reading books and using Internet in a proper way.

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Answered 1 year ago.

To be educated has one a great reason: if you want to be happy you need to know how to reach it. So, happiness is the reason of education. However, no one doesn't have either at school or at university classes of happiness. Only you can give the reason to yourself to get education Our education is unlimated and endless. Only you can draft the boundries of your knowledge. How do you think it is important to be thankful every day and the next "Are you sure that everyone is enough educated to be thankful for every morning in his/her life?". I mean by this question that education is not identified by getting "A" at school or at university, it's about getting "A" from your LIFE.

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Answered 1 year ago.

I can not agree more. Education is very important and essential part of our life. It is very difficult to achieve success without proper higher education. Education is a necessary tool for a person to change the world, to help others and to find his or her own shelf in this world. One may even say that we all are gifted people, we should give ourselves a chance, we should never give up. Everything is possible as long as we believe in ourselves. A person can be rich and successful if he put his mind to it.

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Student
Answered 1 year ago.

If you are from a wealthy family, you can get a foreign education in Europe, the level of competence of the experts there is clearly higher than in Nigeria (this is important for doctors and engineers). But you can also win a grant porobovat and learn for free (many grants gives the UN and the EU), and then to help their country, and provide for his family, to give good education to their children. It is important to have experts in all areas of life. And if you have the opportunity to learn (even remotely), start now!

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Answered 1 year ago.

I completely support this statement dedicated to education. It's pretty important in our society to be educated simply because knowledge is absolute crystal clear key to success. Using the right tools that we got by discovering new information lead to understanding schemes and concepts of specific subject that we learn. Also, it's increases our chances to become intelligent which give plenty of opportunities in life. New words will teach us communicate on a better level. Sharing our priceless findings with people.

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