Essay on Relationship Between Education And A Free Society

775 Words Feb 9th, 2016 4 Pages
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 Central Asia with about 100% literacy rate. While, the least educated nation is Sub-Saharan Africa with a proficiency rate that ranges from 25%. If you have ever been to both countries you will see the difference between an educated and uneducated society. 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 is one where individuals have 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. Also, in a free society, individuals have 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 because 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 enhances their general well being, advances dynamic citizenship, and limit 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…

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