Saturday, June 25, 2016

Quality Education as the Great Equalizer in the Society

Quality education is essential for a person to become successful in whatever endeavor he or she chooses to divulge in. With proper education, appropriate knowledge, skills and attitude will be the result. However, sad to say, not everyone in this world gets the chance to have quality education. Some would even be deprived of primary education, most especially among third-world countries. Although poverty is a significant factor that affects the rate of literacy, it does not necessarily mean it is a hindrance in reaching the summit of success. As a matter of fact, some of the richest individuals in the society started from scratch and worked their way up in the ladder to achieve what they are rightfully enjoying as of the moment, the sweet feeling of success. Yes, they were unfortunate and poor to begin with, but their determination to learn and acquire knowledge through education made it a possibility for them to evolve from rags to riches. Let us be reminded of how competitive our society is. Individuals are trying to make a name in the society and become the best in their respective fields. It is about who is more knowledgeable and who is more competent and much more advance in terms of skills and creativity. Therefore, the more educated you are, the higher is your market value. Aside from these, quality education also has the power to change the society's traditional way of thinking. Educated people are individuals who speak their mind and fight for what is right no matter how hard the circumstances may be, and they do not just settle for anything that is substandard.

In this connection, how can quality education change an ordinary human being? What does education promise in relation to the future of the society? Does the marginalized sector of our society have a chance in acquiring quality education? And most of all, how can we make education available in all sectors of the society immaterial to social class and political status? In today’s current situation, these questions consistently arise due to its implication in the society. This is the reason why it must be addressed to the proper authorities for them to make appropriate actions and provide necessary interventions.

An ordinary boy who lives in the suburbs may become the next Chief Executive Officer of a multinational corporation if given the chance to acquire quality education. You will never know what quality education will do for you. Its capability to transform a simple person into a well-known figure in the society is one of it. In short, quality education is a life-changer. Its significance is indeed undeniable. Yesterday, you were just a poor student wherein everyday was a struggle for survival. After graduating from school equipped with knowledge and skills, you are now an educated individual ready to face the competitive world in reaching your dreams and aspirations in life.

Individuals who possess a great amount of knowledge about a particular field of expertise, let us say politics, has a very high probability of successfully leading a group of people towards a brighter future since that individual is equipped with the intellect to lead. Education is the only thing that will never ever be robbed from you by another person. You may lose your house from fire. You may lose your wallet from a thief or perhaps losing your money from a robber. However, when it comes to education, the things that you have learned will forever be retained in your mind. It is your greatest weapon against poverty and your ally against ignorance.

Quality education is not solely for the ones who can afford it, that is, the marginalized sector of the society also has the right to be educated. Even if you are unfortunate and could not afford quality education, it does not mean you can’t go to school. As a dignified human being, you have the right of acquiring education. The role of the government now plays a big part for making it possible for underprivileged children to go to school. It must be taken into account that at least the primary education is for free for all children. The presence of scholarships will also help the children to be able to study in high school and most of all, to graduate from college and earn a bachelor’s degree. Education is an instrument against poverty. As long as you have your college diploma in your hands, it is certain that there will be much brighter tomorrow waiting ahead of you.