Essay about Education And A Free Society

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Education in a Free Society
According to UNESCO Institute for Statistics for 2015 about 86.3% of the world’s population are literate. The most literate country in the world is North Korea with about 100%. Also, the least country is Burkina Faso with 21.8%. If you have ever been to both countries you will see the impact of education in both societes. What is the relationship between education and a free society? How should education in a society be? Let me first begin by clarifying what a free society is. A free society has the freedom to pursue their own goals, and practice their own belief, as long as they do not interfere with the equal rights of others to do likewise. In a free society an individual has, unrestricted opportunities to live in whatever manner they desire. But every individual needs guidance otherwise they will be lost. Here is where Education comes in. Education plays a complementary role in national improvement since it is the base for the development of a country. In fact, a report prepared by UNESCO and the International Work Program revealed that education not only enabled individuals to perform better in life, but it also enhance their general well being, advances dynamic citizenship, and limits violence. As Seneca- a Romanian philosopher - said in his letter to Lucilius " Liberal studies is worthy of a free-born gentleman.” Seneca said that a free individual needs guidance in life and that is accomplished by educating. More progressed and…

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