Poverty and Education

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OMAR BANDEH
# 2122369
ENG 102
PROFESSOR LAWSON

Topic Outline
Thesis: Education is the most powerful weapon that can bring positive changes in a society. I. Empower an individual to be a model citizen
A. Educate him about his Rights
B. Develop his self esteem

II. Poverty alleviation
A. Wide range of job opportunities
B. Living standards increased
C. Reduction in crime rate
III. Eradicate Disease
A. How to avoid it
B. How to treat it
C. How to live with it

THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION IN A SOCIETY Every nation especially third world countries should invest a substantial amount of their budget on education for it is the most invaluable asset that could transform an entire society. It was said by Aristotle that educated men are as much superior to the uneducated as the living are to the dead” if that is so then an uneducated society is as good as a dead society. After all education is the most powerful weapon that can bring positive changes in a society, it is the only weapon that can empower an individual in particular and a whole society in general, alleviate poverty and eradicate disease. The foremost aim of education is to empower an individual to be a model citizen and for that to happen he must know his rights and responsibilities. Without education, man is a splendid slave knowing not the difference between good and bad or his rights such as his freedom of speech, worship and movement, for only the educated are free. Free to make decisions, to face life, and to accept successes and failures. More over education is the only tool that can develop one's personality, his self esteem and confidence for it is a combination of these that gives a person the ability to stand up against tyranny and oppression of any form. In a complex modern democracy, citizens must be educated for them to be able to participate in a nation’s democratic...
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