Despite significant progress in the past few decades, children are still being denied education. It is the need of the hour to understand that education and development go hand in hand. Education plays a very significant role in developing countries because a lack of education causes slow economic development of a country, leading to poverty, especially if the country is a developing country. Education is essential for everyone; it is the primary need of every individual. Every boy and girl child should have the right to quality education so that they can have a better chance in life, including better health as well as employment opportunities. Education plays a vital role in the poverty reduction of a country. Some advantages of education are that it increases the GDP of a nation and boosts economic growth, reduces infant mortality rate and even increases human life expectancy. An essential investment in a country, education has some tremendous benefits.
Education can provide a person with an opportunity for lifetime income, reduces drop-out rates from schools and colleges, promotes peace and encourages healthy competition. Several children drop out of college because they are not aware of the advantages of a college education. Education also plays a prime role in making the right decisions in times of conflicts. We also need to make sure that school education equips children with necessary life skills and not just restrict them to academics. Particular focus needs to be given to the most vulnerable groups, including children living in slums, children with disabilities, and girls, who are most likely to be affected because of inadequate learning materials, unsuitable education infrastructure and the lack of well-trained teachers. Efficient teachers are a crucial ingredient in every child’s education. Educated women tend to be healthier, earn more income and provide much better healthcare not only for themselves but also for their future children. These benefits are also passed down from generation to generation and across communities as a whole, making education among girls one of the best investments a country can make.
A combination of social attitudes, discrimination, low quality of human and material resources, lack of political will, and poverty leave children with disabilities more vulnerable to being excluded from being educated. It is essential for societies to adapt their education systems so as to ensure that these children can get the education they most rightfully deserve and get a chance at having a better future.
It is no surprise that children who have access to high-quality education perform better and are more successful in their lives. It is crucial that the education system in developing countries is built in such a way that students apply their minds keeping in mind the development of the country.