Importance of Education in Life & Society

Education is an important need to live in modern world.

The importance of education is seen by how much the governments round the world spend on it.

They encourage people to study by providing good universities, scholarships, accommodation and other allowances.

The valuable child hood is spent to education so that he could live a better life in future.

The parents are also eager and alert to educate their child

The demand for education is so high that there is a good level of busyness involved around it.

A person’s education starts from school, going to college and finally ends with a degree or PG.

This enables them to take up some related professional work in future.

So, education carries a great importance in the present world due to its benefits to man.

Importance of Education in human life

1. Ability to read & write:

Education helps a person to be able to read and write. Most of the information is communicated by writing. Hence, it is the key for many daily activities. A man who has this ability to read is literate.


He can read books, news papers and signs and symbols. He can understand others views and experiences to add to his knowledge.

It also helps read sign boards in the street, at shops, bus, train and air stations. It also helps in day to day activities like banking, shopping and money transaction. Without basic education, one has to rely on others for all the above basic needs.

2. Helps to communicate better:

A good education helps one communicate better. Communication includes by speech, signs, gestures and even body language. A person with better education has refined speech and other ways of communication. Even his body language sounds confident and optimistic due to education.

Without basic education it would be difficult to write an email, letter or even use a smart phone.


Even if a person travels to a foreign country, he can live there by learning that countries language. He can do it with ease as there are books available to learn that language.

Also it helps us to communicate better. By speaking in proper language like use of correct grammar, pronunciation etc.

3. Express views and opinions:

Education helps a person to express his views in a better manner. He can communicate with large audience by writing in newspapers,  letters and video recordings.

Many poets, authors are renowned and famous worldwide due their ability to influence people. This ability though is an inherent talent, still education enhances their skill.

Ome can even communicate professional and personal issues in written form. They can do by email, letters, books etc. Many people write novels, poems, stories due to their education.

4. Opportunity to make a descent livelihood:

Education provides a platform for descent livelihood. One can take up a job in industry or other professional service if he is educated.

Many people of middle and lower income groups have better lifestyle through proper education. They can meet technical skills required to land in a high pay jobs. Some of the professional education courses include medicine, engineering, law etc.

Hence, education can guarantee a better lifestyle.

5. Ability to serve the society:

Education also helped in rise of the number of medical experts, engineers, teachers etc. To provide services to such a vast population of the world we need many medical and other experts. By education we can generate the skilled personnel. This has lead to better health and also improvement in lifestyle.

6. Use of technology: The food production, medicine, electronic gadgets, automobiles and other luxury items were developed due to spread of science and technology among the professionals through studies.

So, without basic education it would be difficult for one to use gadgets of modern technology.

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Even use of social networking sites requires minimal basic education. So education helps us use technology in better way.

7.Support to economy: The means of economy and money making have changed with education. It is the main cause of raise in the employment opportunities all over the world. Without education a person can only perform lay jobs using his hands and legs. But due to education he can work using his brain.

The advent of internet, software and other technology could perform  well due to education. This makes us to generate huge income and employment opportunities.

May be if people are not educated, these technologies would be of no use to anyone. So such huge income generation is possible due to educated humans.

8. Safe and easy transactions: Now a days all he money related transactions happen through bank cheques, credit cards etc. Without education, it would be difficult to understand the terms and processes and depend on others. This can give a chance for misuse to others. Having education would help one rely on to himself and make safer transactions.

9.Mind maturity: The mind gets matured by proper education and training. A person can judge what is right and what is not.  Education makes a person independent and helps him abide by the rules of the land.

He can earn his bread anywhere in the world without being dependent on family or his native state.

It also helps us to improve our discipline, self control and also a sense of responsibility. Proper education of masses can cut the crime rate and other sorts of social violence.

Importance of education in society:

1. Propagation of knowledge: Transfer of knowledge from one generation to other or from country to other is possible by education.

For example Newton’s laws which first came to scientific world in 1700. These are still taught in schools and colleges through books and teachers. These essential laws can be spread to masses to complete extent without education.

Similarly, history of countries and the world can be explained to the current society. This helps them learn from the previous mistakes and experiences.

Thus education is a key method to pass knowledge of past to the people of present.

2.Improvement of technology:

Advances in medicine, war equipment, technology was possible due to constant exploration and research. This exploration is carried by people of current age. They could do so due to their education and knowledge about the past technology. Since, they knew how the past methods work, they could explore more. People with higher education in science, mathematics and technology are able to do this.

Even findings and discoveries are published in magazines and journals to reach the masses. This spread is possible because masses are educated. Without education, they could not read or understand the technological improvements. Once understood, they can try for more betterment.

3. Better Social harmony: Education is way by which people of different cultures, religions; sects come together during schooling, college etc. Thus it helps them understand about each other better and stay in mutual harmony. Thus education can improve social harmony.

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Hence these are the advantages of education which makes it important in modern life. If one is not educated, he will face different problems. See the differences below.

Difference between Uneducated and educated person;

QualitiesUneducated personEducated person
ConfidenceLow on confidence in social affairs. Lack of proper education will keep one low in confidence in public affairs.Due to education there is high level of self confidence in social affairs.
RespectIs less respected by society. One notice those without education are less respected than those with proper education.Comparatively well respected.
Ease of lifeDepends on others to read a sign board or write a bank pay slips etc.Doesn't depend and will be self reliant on most issues.
learningCan gain knowledge of things happening around only by hearing.Gains knowledge of happenings by even reading books, papers, magazines etc.
Growth in lifeVery difficult to occupy higher positions in society like a parliamentarian, civil officer etc.If proper effort is taken there are many chances to occupy higher positions in society.
PreferencesIn any position, business, social affairs, the one with lack of education is less preferred compared to educated one.More preferred compared to uneducated one.


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