FEMALE EDUCATION IS MANDATORY
Education is not just to read and write. It is about using education for their own advantages and to utilize the knowledge for their growth. The education for women is known as female education. A nation can prosper only with the united efforts of men and women. If both of them are educated, they can work hand in hand with the progress of the nation. If women are not educated, more than half of the population is uneducated. Hence the country cannot progress with half of the uneducated population. Education is needed to transmit the newly evolved ideas and practices that emanate from different streams of thought and disciplines. People in all the times and in all the communities do fetch for the keys for success and with their experience and exposure, they have derived several keys to the success through the adoption of those key features one get to be successful in attaining success in the life. Among those many keys, one of the most basic and the most crucial key is education which can open the doors of development, success and humanity for the people who interested and will for it. Education inculcates the manners and the attitude of living for the people and while it makes you a good professional it also contributes in making you a very good human being
Nelson Mandela said:
“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world”
Female literacy rate in Pakistan
According to the Pakistan Economic Survey, 2017-2018, the literacy rate for entire Pakistan, includes ten years old and above is 58 per cent. The national net enrollment for primary level for overall Pakistan stood at 54 per cent while Punjab leading the rest with 59 per cent, followed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with 53 per cent, Sindh by 48 per cent and Baluchistan is 33 per cent.
Similarly, the gross enrollment rate for Pakistan is 87 per cent and again Punjab in the lead with 93 per cent, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 88 per cent, Sindh 78 per cent and Baluchistan is 60 per cent. The gross enrollment for males is 94 per cent and 78 per cent for females. Pakistan’s overall literacy rate remains static at 58 per cent with the literacy rate of males at 70 per cent and 48 per cent of females.
Importance of education in QURAN:
The importance of knowledge is described at various places in the Quran.
The Quran says;
“Are the educated and uneducated equal”
The Quran tells us about the respect and equality of all mankind but it announces the superiority of class of educated people.
The Holy Qur’an also states:
Say: ‘Can those who have the knowledge and those who do not be alike?’ So only the wise do receive the admonition. [Al-Zumar, 39:9.]
So only those of His servants who have knowledge (of these realities with a vision and outlook) fear Him. Surely, Allah is Almighty, Most Forgiving. [Fatir, 35:28.]
The Qur’an treats knowledge as a means to reaching Iman (faith) for all Muslims, males and females, to become true believers. This is demonstrated in the following verses: (Verse 2:269) “Allah grants wisdom to whom He pleases and to whom wisdom is granted indeed he receives an overflowing benefit.”
It is apparent from the Holy Qur’an that the acquisition of knowledge is obligatory for women in the same way as in the case of men. The study of the life of the Holy Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) also shows that he himself made special arrangements for the education and training of women.
Role of the mother in education
Mothers have a greater impact on their children’s educational achievements than fathers, a new study has found. “Give me an educated mother, I shall promise you the birth of a civilized, educated nation. -Napoleon
Mothers have the potential to play the most important role of educator in a child’s early life and as children get older they are still at the heart of their children’s education. A mother’s role in my mind is that of creation, nurturing and mentoring that compliments the role of the teacher to perfection.
To all the mothers out there who play this role with seamless ease, continue to inspire.