Access to Quality Education in Oro: Pathway to Development by Uno Blessing Ante
Knowledge is power and education empowers. According to Nelson Mandela “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” The most effective means of achieving sustainable global development lies solely on quality education. Quality education enables people to develop all their attributes and skills to achieve their potential as human beings and members of a society. Education has the potential to become one of the most powerful catalysts for development in years ahead serving as a bridge from poverty to prosperity, quality education is a necessary component for the foundation of any successful society. Quality education is one that provides all learners with capabilities they require to become economically productive , developing sustainable livelihoods , contributing to peaceful and democratic societies and enhancing individual well-being. Education is the most important tool for the betterment of humanity as well as developing modernization in civilization . Quality education is one that focuses on social, emotional, mental, physical and cognitive development of a learner regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or geographic location. Furthermore, quality education enables us to lead a successful life, enhances our intelligence , skills, knowledge, and brings positive changes in our lives.
Quality Education is extremely important for the development of the Oro society, it is the process of instruction aimed at all round development of the people, the youths especially; it’s the wealth that cannot be robbed as it will enable people to contribute to some of the societal development. Furthermore, it’s a significant sector of any nation, education means a form of self development in shape of learning, knowledge, skills and habits to be conveyed from generation to next ; it can also be any art or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character or physical ability of an individual. Access to quality education plays a pivotal role in the development of a society in every aspect, be it in social , cultural or moral development. Development on the other hand refers to the total and complete transformation in any given ratifications either as an individual or as a society. Education promotes peace and reduces drop-out rates from schools and universities, these day school students are restricted only to academic activities, we also need to ensure that school education equips the students with necessary life skills. Quality Education is the backbone of any country, it plays a crucial role in technological development and impacting various skills, values and awareness. If a country has a higher literacy rate, it will lead to a lower unemployment rate, education impact social change by improving individual social position as well as standard of living. Education tends to create employment for many people which are a great pillar for the nation’s development. Education generates a lot of resources which are used in nation’s development.
Quality Education has the ability to transform a person and provide a perspective to see their life from a different view, education gives us the ability to turn information into knowledge which is essential for solving problems and developing analytical skills. Education is the driving force for the national development and economic growth of a particular society, if the inhabitants of a society are educated, they can easily grow up the national economy because they know the economic principles and rules. Education teaches one how to live a better life, it teaches one about the relationship and manner of living in a society, education is the basic necessity for any society development and helps in improving the culture of peace. Quality education would also help to increase the crtical ability of Oro people to diagnose their needs, assert their right thus also taking greater control of decisions affecting their lives. Education gives people skills and knowledge that helps them in solving problems which affects them, development involves solving the problems which affect the people and is mostly done by the educated leaders in the society.
Quality Education also plays a great role in the field of agriculture, agriculture which plays a very important role in the development of Oro as a whole, in addition to providing food and raw material, it also provides an employment opportunity to very large percentage of the population; also if the knowledge of education in agriculture is given to students, it aids in their performance in the agricultural field thus making them invest new ideas which can assist in improving the rate of agriculture in Oro.
Quality Education is the mirror of the society and the seed of socio economic development, it transforms people from ignorance to enlightenment, from shades of social backwardness to social improvement and a nation of under-development to faster social and economic development. Education has played an important role in the career world of the twenty first century. A person with higher education will be easily qualified compared to a person without an extended education; as one will be prepared to do various tasks that careers demand as well as meet job standards. Moreover Education helps an individual to develop a unique perspective of looking at life.
Education develops leaders; with education, individuals gain confidence, knowledge, skills and experience that can effectively and efficiently lead a group of people towards success. Education also plays an important role among the women of Oro, women who receives high level of education will plan on the families expenses and social burden thereby leading her to know how to manage the family expenditure, education sharpens financial intelligence among women, education helps in developing budgeting skills and economic understanding that will set them in a good stead of life.
Causes of poor education in Oro includes; Lack of infrastructure, many schools in Oro lack proper infrastructure facilities, there are no proper facilities for sitting in some schools as sometimes children are made to sit on the floor due to non availability of furniture, low income also act as a cause of poor education in Oro as teachers get very less income, so when they are not satisfied with their income, they generally do not give proper attention to the child. When there’s poor education in Oro society we can perceive; mass poverty, bad governance and a huge level of corruption
In order to achieve a more quality education in Oro, the following suggestions should be adopted; the curriculum of education in Oro should be updated in order to attract more number of students and creating enthusiasm in them for learning. Moreover, a better infrastructure should be made available, teachers appointed should be more efficient and effective in matters relating to education, in addition, making learning material meaningful in order to sustain the efforts of the students, visual aids like projectors and television can be used to show some educational movies, some special sessions or classes can be conducted for the parents to make them realize the significance of education for their children, appreciating the efforts of student through provision of scholarships can also go a long way in improving the quality of education in Oro society.
Conclusively, Education is an overall process of not only personal growth but an enriching growth of any society we may tend to find ourselves in, it’s the foundation of development of any society. Educated youths in Oro have the ability to think beyond their stagnating lives thus contributing to the development of the society. Thus education is the most important step in the development of a society and everyone must promote it to the next level. Moreover education is considered a vital element in the development of a society, I am convinced that a well supported and easily acceptable educational system is an efficient means to make people economically conscious thereby making them actively participating in their economic prosperity and cultural development. As an educator, I insist that education should be given first and foremost in the service of democracy which demand not only to be protected against decisions but to be part of decisions that influences the society in every possible way. Quality education is very important in the development of Oro society and should be provided adequately to all people.
UNO, BLESSING ANTE