Education is the complete training of the mind, gaining knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and which leads to the development of the human being.
Education is the basic human right and every child has a right to learn, regardless of who they are? where they live? or how much money their family has.
But, In actual Globally there are two-thirds of children-68% or 262 million out of 387 million are in school and will reach the last grade of primary but will not achieve minimum proficiency levels in reading. About 60%or 137 million adolescents are in school but not learning. It means that many children are not able to go to school moreover some of them are going to school but are unable to have quality learning.
Poverty is a big problem for the education of a child. In many developing countries due to a lack of funding for education, many children don’t afford it. Sometimes free primary education may get available but some children have to work with their parents for the family’s bread and butter. Mainly in the case of girls, they have to look after their siblings or they got married. When a poor child loses his parents than in most cases he has to live without education or he has to drop out of it. In order to overcome this problem, every government should invest in mobile schools for migrating worker’s children.
According to the Global Partnership for Education, it costs $1.25 a day per child in developing nations to provide 13 years of education. However, only 20% of aid for education goes to low-income countries. Therefore GPE encourages developing countries to contribute 20% of their national budget for education and 45% of it to primary education.
One of the barriers in education is the lack of teachers and sometimes having teachers but they are not well trained. No teacher means no learning! There should be 1 teacher for a maximum of 35 students that teachers should be well trained who can interact with every student of the class in order to overcome children’s problems.
In many places, there are no classrooms for learning. In sub-Saharan Africa, children are often squeezed into overcrowded classrooms. Classrooms that are falling apart, or are learning outside. They also lack textbooks, well-cleaned water as well as toilets, and other tools they need for their studies. When girls don’t get access to safe toilets, they are often harassed or attacked when looking for a private place to go.
In some of the poorest countries, 95% of children with disabilities are out of school. So governments should increase the number of schools especially for special children with all the needed facilities. In many societies, girls and transgender children are not allowed to go to school. One in every three girls in the developing world marries before 18. To solve this issue if parents are made literate and provided with information on the value of education will be crucial for increasing and maintaining school enrollment.
Hunger and poor nutrition avoid the child from getting educated. Being severally malnourished to the point impacts on brain development. School lunch programs with a balanced diet will be a good solution for hunger. It also encourages regular school attendance.
In some schools informal fees for compulsory items like pens, books, uniforms, extra classes, exam fees, or funds to support school buildings are taken from parents; many of them do not afford it. If the cost of education is reduced it will definitely increase primary school enrollment.
Education is important for children because they are the future of the world. They are the pillars of the nation, to develop a country and the world the future should be secure and the children are the weapons to build the nation with all their knowledge and education. So that Educate every child and Build your nation…