Education And Poverty In Education

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Introduction The demand for educational opportunities, at all levels, has increased significantly in recent years. People are becoming more aware of the need to educate themselves well to function effectively in this modern world and be eligible for work in today’s very competitive job market. Education is seen as the potential key to personal empowerment, social unity, cultural prosperity, and economic development (Carneiro, 2013). It creates capable, knowledgeable, qualified individuals who are able to make valuable and positive contributions to their own lives, and the lives of others. This influences productivity in the workplace as well as in society. According to Jacob and Ludwig (2009), individuals possessing higher levels of academic accomplishment and more years of school, tend to earn more than those with less accomplishment and schooling. In addition, education is seen as a means of realizing equal and democratic opportunities for individuals who have been, in some way, excluded (Hans & Makino, 2013). Governments, therefore, view education as a factor of paramount significance for human and societal development (Robinson, Alfred & Alfred, 2011) and, consequently, make efforts to implement programmes to ensure that citizens are adequately educated.
Main Body Education increases productivity, and while the demand for education exists, not all individuals have access to it simply because they cannot afford it. Poverty, according to Ferguson, Bovaird and
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