Some people say that the education system is the only critical factor in the development of a country. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
The question about the key ingredients to a nation’s development has been a subject of debate for some time. Some hold the notion that education is the only essential factor to this while others think there are more key factors that need to function well in order to experience positive growth.
To start with, the education sector assists a country in the production of a skilled workforce. This would ensure countries have access to professionals in all fields that are necessary for developing a nation. Another reason why education is important is that it helps in the reduction of crime. Like the popular saying, ’an idle man is the devil’s workshop’. Countries that have good educational systems have kept their citizens occupied and productive right from infants to adults through different levels of education. This kind of system gives people vision and direction with their minds set on positive activities rather than crime.
However, academic qualification alone cannot drive development by itself. I believe countries need several things to work in other to see growth. One of these is a good political system. This is because the government drives growth by directing its citizens with a vision, backed with the appropriate policies to implement it. Furthermore, countries need capital investments in projects such as infrastructure, security, and even education itself. These investments are key development drivers because they provide jobs that will see graduates employed, resources for the government to operate effectively, and security to safe-guard lives and properties.
In conclusion, although education is imperative a nation’s development because of its usefulness in producing a skilled workforce and crime rate reduction; however,in my view, it is not the only factor to achive progress as a good political system and capitalist investments are equally essential.