Becoming a Responsible Citizen? Can Education Help

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Becoming a Responsible Citizen? Can Education Help The word 'education' has Greek roots. Ancient philosopher Aristotle defines education as “a process necessary for the creation of a sound mind in a sound body.” Education is a process of developing a human being into a person who is reasonably informed about the world in which he lives. This enables him to model his life according to the aims and objectives set forth by the cultural and ideological entity of which he or she is a member and tells him about his responsibilities to make him punctual and to balance his life. Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) Said: “And acquire knowledge from cradle to grave.” Education is the fundamental factor in the process of human…show more content…
Educated people prove to be more efficient and useful than uneducated people. They can work in a proper and sensible manner in offices, factories and shops, on farms and at other places. They can learn new effective ways of using machines for different purposes. They can learn different technical skills for industrial and agricultural work. Educated people cannot easily do all this. Education should be given on a revolutionary basis: all the illiterate adults should be able to write letters and to read newspapers and to understand social and national Reclaiming Cultural and Social Diversity: Mobilizing Youth for National Harmony and Peace: the Search for Resources Within 22 problems. Those who can afford the expenses of education should be made to pay, otherwise it should be free. Educated adults know or understand their rights and duties and the laws of the country much better than uneducated people. They can read newspapers and magazines and can learn about social and natural problems. They can discuss the political, social and economic aims of the government and the programmes of political parties. Then they can be the most suitable candidates for positions of power. Co-education helps boys and girls to understand each others' problems. Girls can prove to be successful wives and boys successful husbands after the completion of their education. They can work side by side for a
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