What is the purpose of education?

The key to life: Education is more than the words and numbers
The key to life: Education is more than the words and numbers

We now intend to zoom in on formal education. Henceforth, the noun education shall be used to represent formal education.

A human being is like an onion, and education should peel their layers off, revealing their gifts, talents, strengths, weaknesses, and overall potential. Expressing the same sentiments, Debashish Mridha said, “The whole purpose of education is to turn green buds into beautiful flowers”.
At its apex, education should help humanity to coexist with each other and their environment. For, we are creatures, created to live, and live in harmony. Perched at the summit of the food chain, man has the primary responsibility of protecting other creatures and vegetation. Anything else is secondary.

Paul R. Cohen a Teacher believes, “the main aim of education is not making a child read or write properly. But making him independent, making him aware of good and bad things in the world”.

Editor's Comment
Bravo, Matlala JSS for recognising employees!

Last Friday, Matlala Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Tlokweng did just that – they organised an event to honour their teachers and support staff. This gesture is truly commendable, as teachers occupy a pivotal role in the lives of our children.To be completely candid, teachers are the ones who shape our children from a very tender age, investing a significant amount of time in their growth and development. It's not uncommon to hear parents...

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