The blog explains how education enlightens the minds and leads to a progressive and productive society

Education should be free for everyone as the right to education has been recognized as a fundamental human right in a number of international conventions. Education is vital and is the source of hope and success in the future.

Education is not a prerogative or a privilege but a basic human right. It reduces poverty, helps in decreasing social inequalities, and empowers the weak. Most important, it helps individual to reach their full potential. Education brings outstanding and remarkable economic return for a country; it helps a country to achieve sustainable development and achieve a lasting regional peace and stability.

The right to education is constitutionally and legally guaranteed by the governments in all civilized societies. It is the responsibility of the state to provide basic education to all the citizens irrespective of their social, religious or economic standing. Education of girls is especially important for development of societies. Furthermore, it is the duty of the government to make sure to set minimum standards for quality of education.

Education is one of the most important and significant factors for achieving all other human rights. It plays a major role in the life of every individual by helping them to build a positive character. It contributes to a person’s capacity to be an informed, literate, erudite, knowledgeable, responsible and responsive citizen. Education plays one of the most vital and significant role in a person’s life, it does not only helps in improving knowledge and developing  analytical skills but also helps in building a person’s personality as well as nourishing their present and future.

Education not only provides a person with knowledge and helps them to learn ethical and moral values of a society but also gives an intellectual direction and dimension to a person’s thinking. Education helps us to make better, logical, wise and rational decisions. An educated society is an empowered society; the future belongs to those who are equipped for the future and the only this that does so is a good education.

The important point to consider is that education should be accessible to all and not the prerogative of the privileged. In the Pakistani context, one has to realize that private education is getting expensive by the day – how many middle class families can afford the top rated schools and universities? This is something that needs to be taken up by our policy makers and government officials.



Madiha Salman

Madiha Salman is a journalist, freelancer and content writer for UMT-Office of Communications

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