Education is the birth of knowledge, and knowledge is probably the single most powerful weapon you can have. All over the world, education represents a different thing for people, but we can all agree on the fact that education is necessary for all of us and there can never be too much of it.
”Education Is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Malcolm X
Education represents the road to the constant self-improvement, self-development, but also self-discovery. While learning about different subjects and topics not only our brain will develop better and faster, but also our mind will be more open and so allow us to understand our environment better and develop a higher level of respect and tolerance, not only towards others, but towards ourselves as well.
According to UNICEF‘s January 2012 report, all children must have access to primary education that is free, compulsory and of good quality. Educating children will help in many ways to reduce the poverty, by giving the next generations the tools to fight poverty and conquer disease.
Many countries have committed themselves to more than the achievement of universal primary education. They are also looking at expanding universal education by including several years of secondary education and a new basic education. However, the challenge of keeping children in schools is very present.
The diversity of the education systems and scholar systems in the world can be impressive, and proves us yet again how relevant the presence of education is in the lives of all of us. There are so many facts about the education worldwide, but here are some information that might inspire you and awake your curiosity even more.
Because of the overpopulation, it was decided to save some territories by establishing extremely big schools in India. That’s why the biggest school In the world- City Montessori School is located in Lucknow, India. The city Montessori School is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s largest school, with the impressive 32,000 students who are attending the school. Despite its vast size, no child is left behind, with nearly half of pupils scoring 90% or more in national tests. Almost all of the school’s 1,050 classrooms are full to bursting, with more than 45 students in a class. The school is founded in 1959 by Jagdish Gandhi and his wife Bharti.
”Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” Albert Einstein
Because of studying, Chinese children do not have enough time to play. Students in this country have the biggest amount of homework assignments (14h/week). Furthermore, as a rule, children live in their schools and come back home only for weekends.
”Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” Anthony J. D’Angelo
Bangladesh is situated at the crossing of two mighty rivers: the Ganges and the Brahmaputra. This is one of the reasons why Bangladesh is the largest delta in the world, and because of that same thing most of Bangladesh lays only a few maters above the sea level and experience terrible floods every now and then. That is why the city developed their own educational system, which includes floating schools, so called ”boat schools”. The boat-schools are well equipped with everything that is necessary for the classes, including even internet connection and the library. There are at least 100 boat schools in Bangladesh.
”They can not stop me. I will get my education, if it is at home, school or anyplace.” Malala Yousafzai
Ethiopia is the second-most populated country in Africa after Nigeria with a population of 105 million, but it is also one of the least developed countries in the world, ranked 173rd among 189 countries on the United Nation’s Human Development Index. Like other low-income countries in Africa, Ethiopia presently faces the enormous challenge of creating a more inclusive and efficient education system amid rapid population growth. Major gender inequalities in education in Ethiopia have always been present, and one of the consequences was that every year less females applied for schools and universities due to their family, social and cultural backgrounds. In the last 20 years, the major progress has been captured when it comes to this issue, and so by applying an education sector plan with affirmative action toward girls, the country went from a girl’s enrolment rate in primary education from 40% in 1999 to 90% in 2008.
”The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” Aristotle