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Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by study4free(m): 6:01am On May 07, 2016
It seems that lately there are all kinds of things that are being put above high school and college education. With this in mind, it might be important to note all of the reasons why completing your education, or even making a decision to further it, could make all the difference in your life. Also when speaking to parents it is evident that education has to be a driving factor in the way that you raise your children.

Reinventing the Wheel

Education is primarily a tool to divulge the information that we already know and help others to understand this information as well. To put this into perspective, those who are being educated are being taught factual specifics that have been proven, experienced, seen and felt throughout the history of the world. Without this information, with every problem that a person encountered, they would have no frame of reference for dealing with the situation. For lack of a better phrase, they would have to reinvent the wheel.

A Stable Future

Perhaps one of the most common positive points that are drawn from someone attempting to encourage education would be better financial opportunities after high school and after college. In fact, high school graduates stand to make more money than those that drop out of school. In this scenario, the college graduate statistically will make 100 percent more than the high school graduate with no furthered education. Employers and companies value someone who showed ambition and drive to educate themselves in a college or university setting.

Social Interaction

Educated individuals are often more social and better fits for society in general than uneducated people. The lack of education has often led to a susceptibility to incorrect ways of thinking, including hateful mindsets like racism and sexism. Education provides the structure of dangerous thought patterns like these, and can help to explain the importance of equality.

Better Rounded Individuals

Education has a way of producing better rounded individuals than a lack of education would. You see, even at just the traditional full high school education process, students should graduate with a base area of knowledge in many fields. They should be able to solve common and basic math problems, they should be able to have a basic idea of how certain processes of the world function on a scientific level, should have a general idea of the history of the world and their own country, and should have encountered classic works of literature in their high school years as well.

Education Teaches Introspection

Perhaps one of the most underrated aspects of why education should be prioritized is that it helps a person to better understand themselves. Education can be the pathway to self-discovery, offering new hobbies, interests, goals, and more. This can be a decisive factor in activities beyond work in the future, and the choice of friends. It will also have quite a hand in choosing the job that a person has, as it will help them to understand what their ideal job actually is.

All in all, education is something that simply has to be a priority over everything else. With so many drop outs from high school every year, or all of those that never finish college, it seems a shame that many of these students will never reach their full potential. As a parent, you have to encourage your children in any possible way to seek the path of education. As a student, it might seem like something that will never benefit you, but even statistics suggest that you will be better off in general, financially, and socially for the simple steps of educating yourself.

Source: http://study4free.com.ng/reasons-why-we-should-prioritize-our-education-above-anything-else/

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Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by sommyblaze(m): 6:07am On May 07, 2016
you have said it all.

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Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by Nobody: 7:17am On May 07, 2016
Education would pave way for an all-round civilisation. The rate at which jungle justice is used on people will reduce meaningfully as criminals or petty pickpockets who are caught would be swiftly handed to the authorities rather than lynching them on the spot.

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Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by SmithHumble50: 11:42am On May 07, 2016
Education should also teach how students can apply what has been taught...

A graduate shouldnt always wait to get employed.. Apply that Knowledge

Nice One..

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Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by emilil(m): 11:43am On May 07, 2016
I totally disagree with you, take a good look at celebrities, Nigerian economy doesn't affect them, my father is being owed 3months salary, u are here blabbing nonsense

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Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by branhampaul: 11:45am On May 07, 2016
Okay <br> Sir
Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by blexy3(f): 11:45am On May 07, 2016
well spoken....... I wish our society will listen

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Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by ShilohEagle(m): 11:47am On May 07, 2016
I CONCUR
Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by ibadanfinest(m): 11:48am On May 07, 2016
Pls o let's not confuse being educated as d same thing as going to school o, both are not the same.

Nice one bro but u won't get many comment o. No Buhari, no ipob, no South West no Niger delta, no foolani, no herdsmen, if this ur thread reach page 1 wahalai u try no be small.

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Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by justwise(m): 11:49am On May 07, 2016
@Op.

Education is not everything..Okocha, kanu nwankwo and many others are not educated but talented.

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Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by fattbabakay(m): 11:51am On May 07, 2016
nice one
Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by hahn(m): 11:52am On May 07, 2016
Education is more about reading, researching and learning. Not just schooling

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Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by Nobody: 11:54am On May 07, 2016
true....education is the best legacy

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Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by Ewizard(m): 11:55am On May 07, 2016
Nice 1
Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by aare07(m): 11:55am On May 07, 2016
may God grant me FCH
Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by Nobody: 11:58am On May 07, 2016
Education grin grin
Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by Nobody: 11:59am On May 07, 2016
true....education is the best legacy
true....education is the best legacy
Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by Nobody: 12:00pm On May 07, 2016
Education is the best legacy
Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by cocoduck: 12:01pm On May 07, 2016
justwise:
@Op.

Education is not everything..Okocha, kanu nwankwo and many others are not educated but talented.

What is education? That is the question you should ask, I for example did not attend any university anywhere on this planet, so, will you say I am uneducated?

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Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by Safemode(m): 12:01pm On May 07, 2016
just feeling thirsty
Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by futurerex: 12:05pm On May 07, 2016
Discover your talent & all other thing shall be added unto you. ask Dr. 2Face if I lie
Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by seunoni34(m): 12:06pm On May 07, 2016
vr the r4f e r4ffrt
Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by Nobody: 12:08pm On May 07, 2016
Bleep education !!! undecided

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Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by KINGSZY: 12:10pm On May 07, 2016
Education is the bedrock of this contemporary era survival,So no doubt about the importance.

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Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by emorse(m): 12:12pm On May 07, 2016
ibadanfinest:
Pls o let's not confuse being educated as d same thing as going to school o, both are not the same.

Nice one bro but u won't get many comment o. No Buhari, no ipob, no South West no Niger delta, no foolani, no herdsmen, if this ur thread reach page 1 wahalai u try no be small.

lol. Exactly wetin I been wan talk. Nigeria is peculiarly backward I swear.
Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by dammmy(m): 12:18pm On May 07, 2016
Making money shoulf be prioritise above any thing mehn!

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Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by dammmy(m): 12:18pm On May 07, 2016
Making money should be prioritise above any thing mehn!
Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by drberry(m): 12:23pm On May 07, 2016
The aim of education is largely defeated especially in a country as ours. We have a lot of educated people, Professors, Ph.D holders, MSc holders and graduates from different disciplines yet we still import almost everything we use, there's still gross disobedience to societal laws, there's gross misbehavior and unethical practices in our societies, etc the lost goes on and on.

I'm an advocate for education, however I believe more that it's should be evident in our lives first as individuals and secondly in our society at large.

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Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by InvertedHammer: 12:29pm On May 07, 2016
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Education in Nigeria is over-rated.

Nigeria has millions of certificate-wielding illiterates -- look good on papers but lack the basic understanding of principles.

When appropriately challenged or cornered, they start off with enumerating their certificates, titles and educational achievements in an attempt to hide the fact that their brains are tabula rasa.

With tbousands of graduates being minted every year, I challenge anyone to name any useful invention of scientific values from Nigeria. The best one could get is some " cut and weld" eye sores from some Engineering students under the supervision of an equally myopic and ignorant professor.
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Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by justwise(m): 12:30pm On May 07, 2016
cocoduck:
What is education? That is the question you should ask, I for example did not attend any university anywhere on this planet, so, will you say I am uneducated?

I made that distension in my initial post, education and talent..you gained one through learning while you are born with the other..

In reference to this topic..education is not everything.

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Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by cocoduck: 12:38pm On May 07, 2016
justwise:


I made that distension in my initial post, education and talent..you gained one through learning while you are born with the other..

In reference to this topic..education is not everything.
can you read? Yes, can you write? Yes, that is education.
Re: Reasons Why We Should Prioritize Our Education Above Anything Else by justwise(m): 12:41pm On May 07, 2016
cocoduck:
can you read? Yes, can you write? Yes, that is education.

That is not what education is all about.

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