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 examination, we know that education is very important. I am not saying that uneducated man has no chance of being successful but an educated man will surely do well in life, although, exceptions are always there.
However most of us will agree that an educated person gets better opportunities in life and it is easier for him to become successful and realize his dreams compared to someone who is uneducated.
Education is more than reading, writing and arithmetic, it is one of the most important investment a country can make.  If all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be left out of poverty.
Education helps people work better and can create opportunities for sustainable and viable economic growth for the future. Education has also been seen to give people critical skills and tools to help them provide for themselves and their children.
Education encourages good governance stability and helps fight against corruption.
There are various reasons why education is a necessity in today’s world. Below are 15 reasons why education is extremely important
1.  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 many benefit of being an educated person.
2.  Money
An educated person has more chances of getting a good highing paying job. Everybody wants a good life and most people will agree that money is important for survival in today’s world. The more educated you are, the better career option you have!
3.  Equality
If you 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 differences 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.
4.  Make Yourself Dependent
Education is very important if you want to be self dependent person because it helps you become financially independent, but that is not all, it also makes you wiser so that you can make your own decision and also for your family.
5. Turn Your Dreams Into Reality
What is your dream, your aim in life?  Do you want to become rich? Do you want to be popular? Do you want to be extremely successful person who is respected by people? Well, the key to all this is education of course there are exceptions, like sportsmen who don’t really owe their success to their education; However in most cases, your degree is what helps you realize all your dreams.
6 For Economic Growth Of The Nation
Australia, USA and Japan are few countries with very high literacy rate is not as high, a number of people are still living below the poverty line.
For this reasons we can see that education is vital for the economic prosperity of a nation.
7.  Keep Up With The World
We live in an ever changing world where new technologies keep coming up and if 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.
For example, an uneducated person may not know about the benefits of the internet whereas an educated person uses the gift of technology regularly for work as well as for entertainment.
8. Overcoming Superstitions
Superstitions are baseless, useless and may affect your life negatively illiterate and uneducated people often tend to hold certain superstitions beliefs. Education and awareness are the best ways to combat superstitions and replace such beliefs with reason and logic.
9.  Education And Healthcare
Illiteracy often breed ignorance and this ignorance may prove to be dangerous when it comes to healthcare. Educated people know better about preventive methods which protect them from a number of diseases. An illiterate and ignorant person is more likely to ignore the symptoms and avoiding seeking medical aid unless the problem becomes very serious.
Hence education enable you to take better care of yourself as well as your family.
10.  Makes The World A Safer And More Peaceful Place
Education majorly affects our understanding of the difference between right and wrong. An educated person is well aware of the consequences of wrong/illegal actions and he is less likely to get influenced and do something which is not legally/morally right.
Also, a number of uneducated people who live a poverty stricken life owning lack of opportunities often turn to illegal ways such as theft and robbery to solve their problems.
This implies that if you are educated, you are well aware of your rights, the law and responsibilities towards the society. Hence, education is an important factor which contributes in social harmony and peace.
11.  Helps You Understand The World We Live In
Education is what you need if you want an answer to your “Whats” and “hows” and “Wheres.” It helps you understand the world you live in you get to know more about your surroundings as well as the whole world through subjects history, geography, scheme etc.
12.  Society
We all live in a society which has its own set spoken/unspoken rules and one of them is education. The society we live in today expects you to go followed by college, get a job, settle down etc. In fact education helps you become a useful member of the society. An educated member certainly has a greater chance to contribute to his community.
Education helps you become an active member of the society and participate in the ongoing chances and developments.
13. Makes You Confident
Your education degree is considered as a proof of your knowledge by many. If you are educated you have more chances of being heard and taken seriously – Generally, an uneducated man will find it harder to express his views and opinions owing to lack of confidence, even if he does so, people may not to express your views and opinions.
14.  Respect
Everybody likes a wise and knowledgeable person! Educated people are considered highly reputation in the society. The more educated you are, the more respect you will get from those around you.
15 Saves you from being fooled/cheated
Education saves you from being exploited and fooled.  We live in a country where we enjoy a number of right and freedom so it is easy to take advantage of innocent and illiterate people. They may be trapped into signing false documents or be deprived of some right which they have because unlike an educated person they are not well aware of their rights and freedom.
According to Nelson Mandela, Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Martin Luther King, Jnr has this to say, “the function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.” Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education.
Education is the key to unlock great things in life, in other words, GET EDUCATION.