IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION FOR FUTURE GENERATION
As we understand that education sector need to be responsible in educating future generation, we are obliged to look in more deeply the role of education itself. I tried to focus the topic on the higher education responsibility in educating future generation. It has been identified that the major roles of higher education in the 21st century are creation of learning society, life long learning, regional economic development, technological innovation, social cohesion, pure research and scholarship and public accountability. Our core activities remain to be in teaching and research with emphasis on knowledge transfer. Strengthening links with community and the business sits side by side with our teaching and research activities.
We are aware that we are in the middle of an extraordinary time of change, both in the exponential growth of new opportunities, rapid change in our environmental, ecological, social issues and in the restructuring of industries. The rapid change is indeed inevitable. We face limited employment opportunities, little real economic production, a declining standard of living, a widening gap between the “haves and the have-less”, a lack of professionalism and professional honesty, environmental destruction, energy crisis and the list goes on for many pages. Our responsibility in education face a serious challenge that can only be met by dedicated educators , researchers and high caliber of leaders . Dedicated educators and researchers are needed since higher education is known as a guardian of value, a house of learning, a house of culture, the nation’s conscience and the agent of change, whereas high caliber of leaders are needed to raise the level of systems and strategic thinking.
When we carry out our core activities which much talk about the major roles of higher education, we have internal and external responsibility. Our internal responsibility relates to our students and...
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