5 Major Ways Education is Influencing Humanity

Education is arguably one of the most important things for the development of any nation

5 Major Ways Education is Influencing Humanity
Education is arguably one of the most important things for the development of any nation. It is a human right that cannot be taken for granted. Education is the key to transforming the world and making the world a better place for humans. Here are 5 major ways that education is influencing humanity.

1. Education is reducing poverty:

Education is the primary route of escape from poverty for people in a lot of countries. Without education, it is hard to get a good job. Education has also made it possible for entrepreneurs to develop better analytical tools and means of conducting business. With education, a lot of people born into poverty are now escaping poverty and providing a better life for themselves and their families. People can now acquire the skills they need to enter the labor market.  

2. Education is reducing crime rate:

Education has kept a lot of kids off the street and helped them to become useful members of the society. So many uneducated children play in the streets, join street gangs and progress from there to robbery and advanced crimes. There is a huge link between a person’s tendency to commit crime and the level of education that the person attained. The more people get educated, the more easily crime can be fought.

3. Education is improving healthcare:

A lot of the breakthroughs in healthcare and the fight against diseases and illnesses is being spearheaded by research done in universities and other institutions of education. Thanks to these research institutes, many people can live healthier, longer, happier and more fulfilled lives. More physicians are better trained and better ways of conducting surgeries and treating patients are being discovered.   

4. Education is helping to improve governance:

A lot of underdeveloped countries were kept that way due to the low level of illiteracy of citizens and rulers of these countries. But with education, people can learn newer, better and more efficient ways of governance. Nation leaders and their subordinates are better positioned to make their countries better and use innovative approaches to replace the archaic ones.

5. Education is helping to improve the global economy:

Education has played and is still playing a significant role in improving the global economy. Better economic models are being drawn, and better analytical tools are being derived thanks to education. Top economic professors and researchers are being sought by leaders and global bodies like the World Economic Forum, World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and other organizations. Education also plays a big role in improving the GDPs (Gross Domestic Product) of countries.      

Education is also helping to close the gender gap and creating new breeds of critical thinkers. Online PhD degrees and other online educational programs is helping to improve collaboration among people worldwide and improving world peace.

Date Of Update: 15 November 2018, 12:10

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