Why do we need to Invest in Education ?
The Human Resource is an economic good in the sense that the mind is the power house of everycreative thinking and innovation.
The Human Resource is the greatest resource any country has and tis has been proven by both Scientific researches and practical example of countries without natyural resources but with High quality Human Resource doing well economically.
How Education has helped other countries
There are between eight to ten countries on earth with virtually no natural or mineral resource but they have thriving economies.
Countries such as Japan,South Korea,Singapore ,Taiwan ,Italy and Belgium have no known minaral or natural resources and all of them have high quality Human resource with Indistry skills .These are major exporters of Gods and even services globally wih very high Gross Domectic products and other econometric indices.
Our Vision on Education
Effecient and effective Concept development is a key part of education and especially in the Industrial and Technical skills development domains.
- Education for development must be tailored to suit the needs of the greater majority of the peole then a few in an elite class.
- Hence teaching has to be done ina medium that every one irrespective of pace and ability can learn conecpts that can prove to be useful in their occuption ad social lives in society.
- There are several scientifically proven reports of the importance of using the mother tongue of the learner for effecient and effecitve concept development. In the formal school system the use of mothertongue is stressed in the formative ages for from kindergaten to end of primary school whilst in the informal sector it is the recommended easy medium of instruction.
In a recent report titled Children Learn Better in the MotherTongue publishedby a consultancy and Research institution on education by the Global partnership for Education ,it is stated “
UNESCO has encouraged mother tongue instruction in primary education since 1953 (UNESCO, 1953) and UNESCO highlights the advantages of mother tongue education right from the start: children are more likely to enroll and succeed in school (Kosonen, 2005); parents are more likely to communicate with teachers and participate in their children’s learning (Benson, 2002); girls and rural children with less exposure to a dominant language stay in school longer and repeat grades less often (Hovens, 2002; UNESCO Bangkok, 2005); and children in multilingual education tend to develop better thinking skills compared to their monolingual peers (e.g., Bialystok, 2001; Cummins, 2000; King & Mackey, 2007).”