What is the meaning of education
Education is the process or art of importing knowledge, skills and judgment.
In other words it is the facts, skills and ideas that have been learned either formally or informally.
Reasons why education is extremely important
Imagine a world without schools and colleges, impossible right? No matter how much we hate waking up early for school or studying all night for those tests and exams, we all know that education is very important, uneducated people maybe successful but yet education is important.
However most of us will agree that an educated person gets better opportunities in life. It is earlier for him to become successful and realize his dreams as compared to someone who is uneducated. Other than success and economic prosperity. There are various  reasons why education is necessary in today’s world.
Overcoming superstitions: Superstitions are baseless and may affect your life negatively. Illiterate or uneducated people often tend to hold certain superstitions belief.
Education and awareness are the best way to combat superstitions and replace such belief with reason and logic.
Keeping up with the world: We live in an ever changing world. New technologies keep coming up and you don’t want to be left behind. You must keep up with the world which is moving really fast. Without education it will be really difficult for you to adapt to all these changes. An educated person is much more aware of the latest technologies and all the changes that are taking place in the world for example an uneducated person may not know about the benefits of internet where as an educated person uses this gift of technology regularly for work as well as for entertainment.
Education and healthcare: Illiteracy often breeds ignorance and this ignorance may prove to be dangerous when it comes to health care. Educated people know better about preventive methods which protect them from a number of diseases. An illiterate person is most likely to ignore the symptoms and avoid seeking medical aid unless the problem becomes very serious.
Respect: Everybody likes a wise and knowledgeable person. Educated people are considered highly reputable in the society. The more educated you are the more respect you will get from those around you.
Help you understand the world we live in
Education is what you need if you want an answer to your “what”, ‘how’ and ‘where’ it helps you understand the world you live in you get to know more about your surrounding as well as the whole world through subject like history, geography, science e.t.c.
Makes the world a safer and more peaceful places
Education majority affect our understanding of the difference between right and wrong. An educated person is well aware of the consequences of wrong/illegal action and he is less likely to get influenced and do something which is not legally/morally right. Also a number of uneducated people who lead a poverty life owning to lack of opportunities often turn to illegal way such as robbery to solve their problems.
Makes you confident: Your educational degree is considered as a proof of your knowledge by many. If you are educated you have more chance of being heard and taking serious. Generally, an uneducated man will find it harder to express his view and opinion owning to lack of confidence. Even if he does so, people may not take him serious.
Society: We all live in a society which has own set spoken/unspoken rules and one of them is education. The society expect you to go to school get a job, settle down e.t.c. Infact education helps you become useful members of the society.
For economic grown of the nation
Australia, U.S.A and Japan are few countries with very high literacy rates. These countries are extremely prosperous and the citizen have a high per capital income. On the other hand in underdeveloped and developing nations where literacy rate is not as high, a number of people are still living below the poverty line. Education is vital for the economic prosperity of a nature.
Turns your dream into reality: What is your dream, your aim in life?  Do you want to become rich? Do you what to be popular? Do you want to be extremely successful person who is respected by people? Well, the key to all these is education, of course there are exception who don’t really owe success to their education. However in most cases, your degree is what helps you realize all your dream.
Saves you from being cheated: Education can saves you from being exploited and fooled. We live in a country where we enjoy a number of rights and freedom. It is easier to take advantage of the innocent and illiterate people. They may be trapped into signing false documents or deprived of some right which they have. Unlike an educated person they are aware of their rights and freedom.
Makes you self dependent: Education is very important if you want to be a self dependent person. It helps you become financially independent but that is not all. Education also makes you wiser so that you can make your own decisions.
Equality: if we want to see the world as a just and fair place where everyone is given equal opportunities, education is what we require. Education is a must if we want to do away with the existing difference between different social classes and genders. It opens a whole world of opportunities for the poor so that they may have an equal shot at well paying jobs. Education also plays a major role in women empowerment.
Money: An educated person has more chances of landing up a good high paying job everybody wants a good life but the good life is not possible without money.
Many people will agree that money is important for survival in today’s world the more educated you are the better career options you have to make money.
For a happy and stable life: If you want to lead a happy life and enjoy the good things the world has to offer, you certainly need to get educated. A great job, a good social reputation are few of the money benefits of being an educated person. Education is a must for a promising and secure future and a stable life.
Education is far more than the marks you receive. Its about understanding right from wrong and having the knowledge you need to stay afloat in today’s society.  It helps to develop your perspective on the world around you and pushes you to think both creatively and conceptually about many different subjects.
Without education, sensory information would simply be lost. Education allows us to process the information we receive on a daily basis and make conclusion and inferences based on what we already know.
Career advancement
It is a reality that many employers are looking for employees who have some sort of post-secondary education. This education shows that they had a particular interest in a field that they wanted to progress in and proves that they took additional classes that will allow them to achieve and progress in their desired field. Since there is a more in-depth look into a subject that may not have been covered in earlier years of schooling. So if you are applying for a job  and you don’t have a degree in that field, it may not be possible for you to get the job over someone who has a masters degree in that field of study.