Aristotle once said, “Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime” (Aristotle, Aristotle 's Politics, 1920). Poverty has become a huge issue that the whole world is facing. People who cannot afford the life’s basic needs such as food and shelter are said to be poor. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. “And they die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world.
Author Richard Grant describes these situations as “a problem from hell” when visiting some of the most rural and poor places in Mississippi. Education is a major obstacle that many students encounter when struggling to escape from Mississippi’s never-ending problems. As a result, the Delta has a consistently high rate of high school dropouts or failures. In addition to deficient school systems, “ The South is home to the most children living below 50% of the poverty line” which supports the idea that children living in unstable environments are enveloped with poverty (Hughes). The Delta has developed into an underprivileged community where “24% of Southern students attended school in districts in which extreme child poverty rates dipped below 5%” (Hughes).
1 billion out of 2.2 billion children in the world are in poverty (Shah). That’s every second child. Shah states that one in four people live without electricity. People living in poverty have less access to education and are more likely to commit crime, and their children are less likely to be successful as adults. This creates low social mobility and poor health standards, which lead to more social spending and a financial strain on the economy.
However, South Africa have a high cost and low performance system in which students are paying for more than what they are receiving. There are minimal proper teachers scattered and the rest are unqualified. A lack of classroom discipline is also a major issue in South Africa due to insuffiecient classroom equipments and access to appropriate books. All of this has lead to a colossal destruction and amongst the reputation of education is South Africa packaged with negative and concerning perspectives of the teaching craft. South Africa is losing a warning amount of teachers per year with the statistic of 23, 000 teachers and replacement couting from 3,000 to
Bertrand A. Russell (1872-1970) English philosopher, mathematician, and writer. People who lack education are the people who are not been taught. The cause of this is that the majority of the people are poor. There are even people who stop their children to go to schools because they want them to work, again the issue here is money. They want them to work and not be educated.
It consists of 77 percent of our country’s total population of 860 million.The extremely poor quality of education available to them ensures thata large majority of India’s children continue to be far behind. One of the main reasons, for such adismal state of our public system of schools is that the local communities have not been able to assert themselves and effect desirable changes. It is ironical that education can be a great leveler and also be a means to perpetuate the existing social divide. Great hierarchy in schooling provisions exist in India. Equality of opportunity in terms of accessing school, have remained at best a political rhetoric.
Cambodia is concern with is poverty which affects the quality of education that people get access to. This country is on the edge of development, therefore, there is a lot of sectors that need improvement. Lots of Cambodian people’s never got an education and are illiterate, the few that have, are learning in a poor environment and very low standard of education. This country has been facing a lot in the past such as it has been a French colony before then it has gone through the Khmer rouge regime where most of the intellectuals got kill. This
In theory, schooling in Ethiopia is free and compulsory for 8 years, but the truth is that due to the inequalities so visible in the country, children abandon school even in the primary years. There are a very limited number of schools in the surroundings of the major cities and children are forced to work with their parents in order to survive. Ethiopia still is one of the poorest countries in the world. However, it has about 95% of its primary teachers in constant training, which is an amazing number, but unfortunately, the ratio teacher/student is 1/64, which makes impossible for children to learn. All these aspects show the weakness of the Ethiopian government towards education and make Ethiopia one of the most undeveloped countries in the world [online].
Whereas many other countries spend six to eight percent of their Gross National Product on education, our expenditure on education is only three percent of the GNP. Seventy five to Eighty percent of the expenditure goes in paying the salaries of the teachers and other connected staff. Even so on account of lack of proper supervision, lack of self-discipline and commitment, the quality and standard of instruction in most of the Government schools and colleges- except the professional colleges- is woeful. This has provided an occasion and an opportunity to private educational institutions to fill the void, both in terms of meeting the need and more particularly in the matter of quality instructions. SEGREGATION IN THE SYSTEM OF EDUCATION OF THE
Adapted From: EPA/NIC BOTHMA, (2012), More than half of South Africa 's children live in poverty [ONLINE]. Available at:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/9280481/More-than-half-of-South-Africas-children-live-in-poverty.html [Accessed 6 March 2017]. 3. Education Many people living in poverty are unable to attend school, due to the fact that their families do not have the money to pay for the school fees, stationary or transport to the respective schools. Being not able to attend school, many people go through life without the knowledge on how to read or write.