Compulsory Education and Learning

Definition:

Compulsory Education refers to the most crucial period of formal education required by law of all children between certain ages in a given country. The period of compulsory attendance is usually determined by the government as the students’ age for beginning and ending obligatory formal education. The compulsory education service is generally the duty of the state and is thus provided and/or inspected by the government.

Compulsory Learning: Modern compulsory learning required by formal schooling covers the shaping of the citizen with the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare them to live in an economic and political system.

Universal Education:

In the modern age, mass education for all means Universal education. It  is the right of  every individual to get education. Every religion has laid great stress on the acquisition of knowledge.  The Holy Prophet (PB UH) has urged the Muslim men to get knowledge even  and woman  if they have to go to China. He has said, The link if a scholar  is more scared than the blood of the martyr. Islam has produced  numberless scholars, scientists and doctor in the past, whom the western world imitates. In our country, the illiteracy rate is very high. It is a shameful thing that most of our men, women and children are uneducated. The great scholar Plato once said, if you want to judge the quality of a civilization, have a look at its teachers. By teacher, he meant the state of education in a country.

Education has a vast field. Broadly speaking, it can be divided into three branches, vocational Education, Political Education and Moral Education.

Vocational or technical Education trains us in the art of earning our  livelihood. Our scientists, engineers, doctors and skilled worker are trained and produced by this education. Political education makes us  aware of our responsibilities as a good citizen. It integrates the different segments of society. It gives the people an insight to live together. Moral education occupies the most important place in society. It supplies the foundation on which our society stands. It makes us honest, truthful, kind and sincere, it make us patriotic. Without this, the nation may be reduced to an army of liars, shirkers and lazy people. No nation can make progress with this inferior stuff .

Political Sensibility:

Education can make people alive to their duties as citizens. it can  mature their political sensibility. At the time of election, they can easily understand the programmers of different political parties and can elect only sensible and honest rulers. We can say that for the working of democracy, education is very  necessary.

Universal education enable our people to contribute to the industrial, agricultural and technical field. An educated farmer can better understand the use and working of modern machinery of cultivation than an uneducated one. Educated people can work in a proper and sensible way in offices, factories, shops and on forms and other places. They can easily understand the intricate relations going on between different nations. They will be aware of all the happening of world. An uneducated person is a misfit in this fast developing worlds. He will cut a sorry figure in the field of business and Commerce.

Theoretical Background

History has seen occasional periods of compulsory education in various places of the world. The more or less regular ones were mostly related to religious teaching…

 

 

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