“If You Educate a Boy, You Educate an Individual but If You Educate a Girl You Educate the Whole Nation.” Do You Agree?

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“If you educate a boy, you educate an individual but if you educate a girl you educate the whole nation.” Do you agree?

What is education? In my opinion, education is not only referring to paper, pen, and the results of schooling, but it is essentially also referring to educating people about principals, character, manners, and everything else with regards to humanity. In a scenario where a boy and a girl has been brought up in the same family and given the same treatment and schooling, these two people would eventually grow up to be very different, because of the different characteristics males and females possess. The boy would generally be a more reserved person, and the girl would more likely to be caring and open to sharing with others. Hence I agree that if you educate a boy, you educate an individual but if you educate a girl you educate the whole nation.

Firstly, mothers have primary influence on their children. The education of a child begins at home, and mothers are the primary educators of their children. Mothers play the important role of passing down knowledge to her children, as fathers do not necessarily have the patience and time to do so. According to a study in the 1990s, ninety-five percent of family income was earned by the fathers. Eighty-eight percent of the mothers were homemakers or home educators, and only sixteen percent of the mothers worked outside the home. Fathers being the sole bread winners of their families are usually too caught up with work, leaving mothers to be the essential educator of the child. Fathers also lack the patience to educate their children and often mothers become the one responsible for their learning. When a female child has been educated by her mother, she will aspire to be like her mother and educate her own children, forming a chain of mothers educating their children. Therefore I agree that if you educate a girl you educate a whole nation.

Secondly, women are known to be better educators...
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