Insight into Education
“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that a son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president..."
“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”
“Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.”
“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories. Literacy is a platform for democratization, and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural and national identity. Especially for girls and women, it is an agent of family health and nutrition. For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right.... Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.”
“The equation is simple: education is the most basic insurance against poverty. Education represents opportunity. At all ages, it empowers people with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to shape a better future."
“171 million people could be lifted out of poverty if all students in lowincome countries left school with basic reading skills – equivalent to a 12% cut in world poverty."
"For developing countries to fully reap the benefits of education—both by learning from global ideas and through innovation—they need to unleash the potential of the human mind. And there is no better tool for doing so than education.”
"In Kenya, if women farmers are given the same level of education as their male partners, their yields for maize, beans and cowpeas increase by up to 22%.”
"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today”
"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.”
"For the first time we are preparing students for a future we cannot clearly describe.”
"Education is now the number one economic priority in today’s global economy.”
"It must be remembered that the purpose of education is not to fill the minds of students with facts…it is to teach them to think.”
"Half education is more dangerous than no education”