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April 05, 2018

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Education costs money, but then so does ignorance

Since post MBA entrance exams, most of IIMs and Top MBA Institutes are conducting WAT ( Written Abiity Test ) to check language skills which can't be developed overnight hence, practice matters a lot. 

Please read following topic on WAT and develop your own skills :  Education costs money, but then so does ignorance

With the proliferation of colleges and universities, education has managed to penetrate deep into the society, even in less privileged areas hitherto untouched by education. As the government could not possibly cater to the demands of such a vast country, there was no option but to invite the private sector to set up the required infrastructure and provide quality education, albeit at a cost. This cost, however, is worth bearing as compared to the cost of being ignorant in life. Ignorance is the root cause of all ills in the society and hinders progressive thoughts. 

Education is the most important pillar on which a modern progressive society stands. It is not a coincidence that all developed nations have high education levels. There is a direct relationship between education and development. In the United States of America, for instance, 89.1% of its population 25 years or older had completed high school (or equivalent) or more education in 2016.

Whether education is costly or not, depends on where it figures in the priority list. For a person, who is ignorant about the merits of education, education will figure low down in the priority list and this mentality will influence the people within his influence, like his kids. But for a person, who values education, the cost he pays to gain education for himself and his family will not be considered a wasteful expenditure.Education ought to be accorded the same importance as the basic necessities of life such as food and shelter. 

An ignorant person will invariably make bad uniformed decisions but an educated person is equipped to make well informed considered decisions for the benefit of himself and his environment. For instance, before choosing a career path, it is advisable to study and analyse the potential benefits, risks and dangers related to the career path. An ignorant person will not make such an effort and will have to pay a bigger price for his ignorance. 

Education strikes at the root of ignorance. An educated man is more aware and sensitive of his surroundings and is more adaptable to change. The government of India realises the significance of education in building the Indian society, therefore invests heavily in the promotion of education. Programmes such as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Mid Day Meal, Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan, Saakshar Bharat, Adolescence Education Programme and others, have only one aim-to promote education in the country and make education accessible to all. India has even made education a fundamental right in 2002. This is because ignorance spells doom for any society, and education lifts the pall of ignorance and brings light to a society. 

The real advantage of education is that it helps one distinguish right from wrong, which makes it indispensable. Ultimately, the price that one pays for being ignorant is far more than the price one pays to gain education.

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