Importance of Education in Life & Society

Education in a child’s life affects the overall quality of life, social life and employment opportunities.

So, education is an essential and indispensable need to live in the modern world. Education contributes to

  • Ability to read and write
  • Opportunity for Descent livelihood
  • Improves communication
  • Express opinion and share views
  • Use of technology
  • Make Secure financial transactions
  • Support for the economy
  • Confidence 
  • Mind maturity
  • Serve society
  • Knowledge propagation
  • Social harmony

Due to such significance, governments around the world spend huge funds on it.

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

One’s valuable childhood is spent on education so that he could live a better life in the future.

The parents are also eager to educate their children.

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

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

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

Importance of Education in life

Education imparts benefits like

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 key to many daily activities. A man who has this ability to read is literate.


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

It also helps read signboards in the street, at shops, buses, trains, and air stations. It also helps in day-to-day activities like banking, shopping, and money transaction. Without primary education, one has to rely on others for all the above basic needs.

2. Opportunity to make a decent livelihood

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

Education vs income statistics

Many people of middle and lower-income groups have a better lifestyle through proper education. They can meet the technical skills required to land a high pay job.

Some of the professional education courses include healthcare, engineering, law, etc.

Hence, education can guarantee a better lifestyle.

3. Helps to communicate better

A good education helps one communicate better. Communication includes 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 smartphone.


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

It also helps us communicate better by speaking in a proper language like the use of correct grammar, pronunciation, etc.

4. Express views and opinions

Education acts as a powerful weapon as it helps a person to express his opinions in a better manner. He can communicate with a large audience by writing in newspapers,  letters, and video recordings.

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

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

5. Use of technology

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

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

early child education

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

6. Safe and secure transactions

Nowadays, all the money-related transactions happen through bank cheques, credit cards, etc. Without education, it would not be easy 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 himself and make safer transactions.

7. Support to the economy

Education can change the world in terms of the economy. The means of money-making have changed with education spread of modern education.

It is the primary cause of rising in employment opportunities all over the world. Without education, a person can only perform lay jobs using his physical body. But due to education, he can work using his brain.

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

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

8. Confidence

Educated people are inherently more confident than uneducated ones. This is because of a few traits like their ability to understand life and happenings better.

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

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.

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

10. Ability to serve society

Education also helped in the rise in the number of medical experts, engineers, teachers, etc.

To provide services to such a vast world population, we need many medical and other experts.

Through education, we can generate skilled personnel. This has lead to better health and also an improvement in lifestyle.

Importance of education in society

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

For example, Newton’s laws first came to the scientific world in 1700. These are still taught in schools and colleges through books and teachers. These essential laws can be spread to the masses to a complete extent with education.

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

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

2. Improvement of technology:

Advances in medicine, war equipment, technology were possible due to constant exploration and research. People of current age carry this exploration. They could do so due to their education and knowledge about past technology. Since they knew how the previous methods work, they could explore more. People with higher education in science, mathematics, and technology can do this.

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

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

importance of education

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

Difference between Uneducated and educated person

Qualities Uneducated person Educated 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 a higher level of self-confidence in social affairs.
RespectIs less respected by society. One notices those without education are less respected than those with proper education.Comparatively well respected.
Ease of lifeDepends on others to read a signboard or write bank payslips 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, magazines, etc.
Growth in lifeVery difficult to occupy higher positions in society like a parliamentarian, civil officer, etc.If a 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.

What is the importance of moral education?

Moral education is essential to impart a sense of responsibility to the society, environment, family, and other living beings.
Without morals, there would be violence, abuse, and a lack of respect.

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