I strongly feel that without education a nation cannot prosper. This is evident by looking at those present and past civilizations who over a course of many decades have strived hard for education. Some 600 Years ago the west was far behind several civilizations but today it is the most developed area on Earth. The west instead of a direction has become more of a proper noun today used to describe the USA and Europe.
I heard a quote somewhere,
The true purpose of education is to bring profoundness to one’s expression, broaden one’s perspective and build in the individuals, a better approach of looking at life.
The Islamic civilizations like the Prophet PBUH’s, Ummayad Caliphate and Abbasid Caliphate all were one of the most prosperous of their time. The reason is that they gave importance to education. Many minds of this civilization are attributed to be father of many modern-day subjects. The Greek, Roman, and Egyptian civilizations all are attributed to several of the greatest inventions of history. And isn’t it a coincidence that they gave importance to education too.
There is no surrogate for education and the premier aim of every nation should be education as it is the base and foundation of all development.
Take example of the Mughal Empire of the Subcontinent. When it was at its peak and had immense wealth it used it for luxuries and expensive buildings. At the same the British invested in Education. India went on to become a heritage site while on the other hand Oxford University along with Cambridge and many others produced some of the greatest minds of the world and transformed the World Society for good. Their work is still used and praised and will always be, as knowledge does not decay. The Indian sites are just proving to be tourist attractions, nothing more than that.
The crux of my essay is:
Without Education a Nation cannot prosper. There is no surrogate for education and the premier aim of every nation should be education because it is the base and foundation of all development.