Importance to Primary Education
Education means enlightenment of oneself through gaining knowledge from ones experience or teaching from a mentor. Primary education holds a special place in everyone’s life. A child is born with a blank hard disk (mind) and whatever impacts it makes the first impressions. The knowledge gained in early child hood days remain for a lifetime.
Primary education helps a human being to basic abilities like to read, speak and write. Without which a person cannot communicate his feeling and ideas to others. Primary education starts through mother. A child explores the activities of their mother and tries to understand their language which later becomes their mother tongue. For an Adult it is very difficult to learn a language but a child can learn any language be it Japanese, Chinese, German, French, English, Hindi or any other.
Since ancient times stress has been given on Primary Education. The children were sent to hermitages of sages for several years together to equip them with enormous knowledge. The young age in human being creates curiosity in the mind. At that tender age (usually 3 to 14 years) a person is curious to know more and more. And whatever one learns makes an impression. If a person learns good things he becomes a good human being, while on other hand if he is subjected to bad learning he becomes a bad human being (Eg: Terrorist).
The important of Primary education is well understood by our Government and has started several initiatives to provide free and effective basic primary education to everyone till Std 7. The government of India has started several activities like free food (Akshaypatra) facilities so that children do not have to go to earn their bread while they get lured to come to school to have good food.
Primary education has specific goals that make it a critical component of an educational system as a whole. An educated person can read news papers, listen to radios, and watch television to acquaint him with what’s going around him and around the world. This knowledge will help make a wise decision towards themselves and the society. Uneducated people are a liability for any nation.
Hence, the importance of Primary education cannot be ignored. All government bodies and corporate giants must take initiatives to provide free and compulsory primary education to any child. Every child has a fundamental right to access to Primary Education. Several countries across the globe have taken wide spread initiatives, while India is also spreading its arms to replicate the free and compulsory model of Primary Education.