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Learning: Freedom From Ignorance

By EMN Updated: Aug 19, 2021 11:59 pm

“He who opens a school door, closes a prison.”

Victor Hugo

Author- Victor Hugo was a poet, novelist, and playwright of the French Romantic Movement.

Hugo is revered as one of the most eminent and popular authors of all time.

Although he is mostly remembered for his literary creations such as poetry and novels, he has also been a politician and a human rights activist.

Every individual has the right to education. A holistic education allows each person to discover their skills and talents.

In addition to reducing daily challenges and creating opportunities for all, it also enlightens our minds by pointing the way and opening up new perceptions about the world.

The quest for knowledge is ushered in by educators who open minds to possibilities.

G.K. Chesterton said it right, “Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.”

A person’s education augments their knowledge beyond what they could gain on their own, enabling them to build a nation.

A lack of education binds one to ignorance and robs them of their freedom. Yet it can be stated, in order to cure criminal minds, education is not enough.

There are few who make the conscious choice to remain ignorant by holding on to a belief despite scientific evidence that it can suppress an individual’s ability to discover the truth and grow as a person.

During the times of pandemic, infection levels differ considerably across countries. Over 1.2

billion children living in 186 countries are impacted by school closures during the pandemic .

As outlined in the United Nations’ policy brief (2020), the pandemic has adversely affected education, nearly 24 million children might not be able to return to school next year.

The closure of schools and emancipation of disadvantaged individuals will erode a society’s resilience.

In addition, many barriers to teaching and learning in the rural and urban setting include lack of  access to technology, threat of disease, distance learning, and inconvenience for parents’students and teachers.

Change is imperative. Despite this, it remains a distant dream for many young minds around the world to gain access to knowledge and disseminate it.

What sort of social progress will we achieve if only certain segments of society progress and if we do not assist those who need it?

Nimmi Varghese
MGMHSS, Dimapur

By EMN Updated: Aug 19, 2021 11:59:49 pm