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East or west education is key to someones life for you to be called someone of great importance in your society
Yes education can be of success however it may not lead you there well its out of your hard work and sometimes you may have a lot of qualifications but you are successful in life
No…!!! you can still be successful without education and your very content as long as your happy with life
Yes Yasin i agree with your statement however did you know that only that can limit your social life as in you end up feeling small associating or even ashamed when it is only you who has not attained any level of education in your group that you have fun with… think about it
Thanks for all your comments but as for me I can’t give a limit to how far because I believe the more one can access the good quality of education at whatever stage it might be the brighter their futher becames and the likeliness to live asucessfull life.
I think education is vital to living a successful life. Either education towards learning practical skills and vocations, or academic education. Both have huge value, and without access to either, I think that leading a successful life would be significantly more difficult.
To gain success in life you do not necessarily need education, if you have a good mind you can also achieve success
Education is undoubtedly important – it opens many doors, and gives the best start in life. However, it only goes so far and can mean very little unless you have the grit and determination to take your life in the direction you want it to go. Education cannot teach that – it is down to the person themselves, and someone who keeps trying and perseveres may well see greater success than someone who is educated but gives up.
The pen is mightier than the sword. Linking education with success can be disappointing because many people have been highly educated but do not have employment opportunities availed to them. In some cases it is who you know/ a bit of nepotism and according to Adam Grant, research shows that success isn’t just a matter of hard work, talent, and success — it also depends on your relationships.
Although it is undoubtedly important, it is part of a bigger system. Social mobility has many proven variables. I believe a more holistic approach to education including relationships, wellbeing, health (mental, physical, sexual), politics, money etc. will give students a better start in life.
I agree with Ellie in that education can be an extremely important factor in the potential to have a successful life, but it is also dependent on a person’s interaction with their own education and external factors that contribute to success. Of course, however, this depends on what each individual perceives a ’successful life’ to be. For some it is material wealth, and others it is health. What is most important is that each person has the opportunity to be provided with a good education and taught how to use it; whether or not they follow through with this is their choice.
Education provides a path to better employability in later life and will open your mind to plenty of opportunities. Education is important to the young generation so that one day they can build their character and give back to the community that raised them.
its an important thing to note that, in the present situation, the largest percentage of people that have made it through life have used education as their passwords, even though we put into play nepotism, tribalism, and all other sorts of favoritism, all has worked out with education as the background.
yes, education is good because it makes one acquire the knowledge and skills in every day life e.g for example here in Uganda one can not participate politically.
in hope so, because with education you can meet so many new people, and through the ability to write and speak good English, you get to places of high profile, like the parliament, travels outside, and for someone who never went to school, the only option would be baking chapatis and other odd jobs for others to benefit
Education is important in order to fulfill my dreams of becoming a mechanic. With the skills I learn I would like to build a better future for Jinja and the country all together!
education is important in this way that it helps to improve on our opportunities for better jobs, health and communication.
A person is educated becomes more resilient to difficult situations that he may encounter in life as he grows up.
In this world education is valued very highly and I agree that it is important, however I think that other skills which are not taught in school are also needed to live a happy and successful life. If you do not have personal strength and resilience then even the best quality of education may not lead to a fulfilled life. That’s why we need to make sure children have support to develop their strengths and abilities to deal with what life throws at them, as well as having access to formal education.
In response to Julius, I think you may be bright but your not succeeding
Are we still debating? I think all types of learning is important. As Sam says, it comes in different forms and all forms should be valued. However, we all know what employers look for in an applicant. The piece of paper that states what education you have. Nevertheless, I think being a good person and having the ability to endure people to you whilst being able to learn quickly is probably as important in some cases.
I believe education is incredibly important. It does not have to be education in the rigid sense that we see in classrooms today, but can be education gained from school, learning things practically, travelling, being read to by someone at home or a friend and so forth. Everyone should have the opportunity to access some form of education. Education enables people to expand their knowledge of the world which, in a time where people are divided from one another, is crucial. Through being educated about the world and different people in it, people can begin to understand one another, which in turn will help to reduce inequality. In turn, this can improve a person’s quality of life.
@Julius, Eron Charles and Mukisa Tendo- Not sure what ”In response to Julius, I think you may be bright but your not succeeding” means but not sure it sounds very kind. I think Julius has a point, ”if you have a good mind you can also achieve success”, there is a lot o to be said for the good mind and being kind. I think an interesting question could be that of success itself. How do we measure it?
I agree with Derin and Sam that all forms of learning should be valued. I would be interested to know whether children think that school education or life experience better helps them to cope with life’s challenges – or is it a bit of both?
Ellen Johnson Sirlif the president of the Republic of Liberia once said that Africa should turn their attention from merely access to education as tool for globalization but look at providing quality of education to the learners. In other words to employ qualitative rather than quantitative approach.
Very often, knowledge is its own reward. It satisfies curiosity and helps us understand how the world works. Education brings people together to share that knowledge. Every answer raises more questions, widening the circle, the conversation, the debate until the whole world is talking about the things that really matter.
@Derin sorry, we did not mean to be unkind. We think success can be measured by education and our happiness. For Eron, to be successful means to have education, children, shelter, health and a job.
The world would be wrong without education…
This has been fun. I do like the definition of success that includes education, children, shelter, health and a job, I think many of those a rights and I hope one day every person in the world can take education, health and shelter as a given and can work towards the rest. I also hope that whatever opportunity we have to learn (formally and informally), it helps us to be better people. Lovely to discuss with you.