The Importance Of Education In National Development

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Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. Being a major investment in human development, it plays a critical role in long-term productivity and growth. Although school comes to mind firstly when education is mentioned, education does not begin at school. School is upper stage. Education begin at home with imitating parents, in society with interacting people, in nature with discovering new things. It is a fact that this has been coming since early times of human being. Education is necessary for both surviving and growing. Education is a crucial sector in any nation and is the most important factor in national development.

First of all, education plays a crucial role for national development in many way and the major advantage of education is that it provides necessary man-power to country. Afolabi and Loto (2012) support this idea by stating that a developed or educated polity is the one that has enough man-power and each person occupies his or her rightful position to enhance the growth of the society (330). For example, African countries are generally poor countries, and their people are generally uneducated, and their buildings, railways etc. are generally built by European countries or rather by European educated people. So without education, a normal country cannot get necessary man-power for development of

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