The great Nelson Mandela once said that education is the most powerful weapon that can be used to change the world. We live in a world with an ever-burgeoning evolution ensured by most educated people with quality intellectual and innovative prowess.
Then, what happens to the “uneducated”, especially the less-privileged ones?
Apparently, they are being afflicted with contempt, oppression, intimidation, manipulation, inhumanity, and abuse by the society who virtually believes they have little or nothing to contribute to this vast change. In fact, they are being treated as slaves and not the freeborn; and as liabilities and not assets. This ill-treatment even gets aggravated if these un-schooled individuals are also poor and non-influential in the society. Then what is the real cause of this whole treatment? Honestly, it is the meagre or zero educational background of these afflicted individuals.
However, it’s quite evident that education was also valued by people like Victor Hugo with his sage quote: “he who opens a school door closes a prison” made over a century ago.
This quote literally means that the acquisition of a sound and adequate education (formal or informal) automatically snatches one from the path to prison and condemnation. This could be the traditional prison for crime punishment or even the prison of utter ignorance. In fact, the latter directly or indirectly opens the gates of the former.
Education undoubtedly boosts one’s self-confidence and dignity and also instils a good sense of unsentimental and strong judgment. Nowadays, most less-privileged and uneducated people are continuously being maltreated. Perhaps, they don’t have the voice of their own to confront their victimizers! This continuous maltreatment eats away their self-esteem and forces them into taking their own pound of flesh through criminal acts like mutiny and murder.
Illiterate people obviously cannot write or read. They apparently become ignorant of some vital information contained in books, gadgets, consumables, and other materials. They tend to abuse these things because they do not realise the vital information these materials carry in order to secure the welfare, satisfaction, and the future of their users and consumers.
Furthermore, many current prisoners incarcerated on the grounds of breaking the law happen to be illiterates who never acknowledged the written laws of the society. The pathetic ignorant turned the resentful incarcerated!
Illiteracy causes frustration! Imagine how you would feel if you are mute and illiterate. Apparently, you wouldn’t be able to read or write to express yourself . This could possibly get you frustrated and isolated. You could even do despicable things just to vent your resentment, despicable things that could cruise one to prison.
Some people believe that the reason for schooling is only to get literate. But isn’t it quite puzzling that nowadays, crime cases sometimes increase with literacy? Therefore, there should be more to education than mere literacy. Education surely encompasses a lot! It makes one aware of the veiled difference between right and wrong through indubitably refining one’s sense of choice, decision, and judgement to ensure the person’s welfare and success. What a pathetic and nightmarish”life the uneducated with un-refined minds could have!
According to Margaret Mead, children must be taught how to think and not what to think. Therefore, children who are passionately obsessed with arithmetics, logical reasonings, and other vital school works undoubtedly make goals and decisions that through consistent and adequate tutelage shape them into successful and laudable figures the society yearns and clamours to have.
By the way, what happens to those ones who are un-educated or school drop-outs – probably due to the meagre parental, societal, or school tutelage they obtain? Some of them end up taking the wrong solace in the luring arms of mischiefs and crimes that eventually show them the way to prison: helpless juveniles turn pathetic and resentful prisoners.
American incarceration statistics however reveal that a large proportion (roughly 80 percent) of prison inmates are the un-educated and the high school-dropouts of the society.
In fact, it’s quite sad that most of these prisoners used to be ambitious kids with big dreams. Perhaps, they never got the sound, adequate, and friendly education they needed to support those dreams.
However, Robert Fullilove, a senior advisor to BPI and associate dean of Community and Minority Affairs at Mailman said, “Some of the best minds in the community are not in the community …They’re doing 20- to 30-year bids in places where they have limited opportunity to impact what is going on in the community life.” This suggests that many great potentials and talents are being imprisoned and wasted.
Therefore, I strongly believe that those shattered positive dreams of the incarcerated could still be remolded and well-nurtured again through sound prison-schooling and rehabilitation programs which include academic and life -skills tutoring and even vocational skills acquisition, together spiced up with recreational activities. The community can possibly still regain its lost fortune! According to the report of the “Corrections to College California”, research shows a return of four to five dollars for every dollar channelled into correctional education for the imprisoned.
With sound education, a deep sense of good choice, decision, and judgement is apparently being instilled. People won’t be cheated or deceived into gambling away fortune. Also, their fundamental human rights won’t be violated without their knowledge.
In addition, a wise family planning apparently stemming from this acquisition of a sound education will indeed ensure adequate tutelage and attention for at least a child. At least a child with adequate parental tutelage is far better than dozens of children who receive little or no parental tutelage. In fact, that one child could end up as a very successful and laudable individual, while the numerous ones who are being left to fend for themselves could possibly end as prisoners punished for financial and social crimes.
Over the years, I have noticed that most frequently sad and frustrated people happen to be the uneducated. Perhaps, they compare their lives with those of other successful people and also hate themselves for not being equally successful. This makes them unhappy and frustrated due to the sprouted wrong impression of inequality in them.
I believe education broadens one’s productive thinking horizon. Nowadays, everyone is trying to climb the bandwagon. The educated ones could be said to have an edge over the un-educated because they can make use of their intellectual prowess to climb this bandwagon successfully. But what about the uneducated? Apparently, his ill-conceived thoughts could either force him to quit the climbing or remain on the bandwagon by hook or by crook. Unfortunately, he either ends up cleaning up the mess of the educated and intellectual ones or rather resorting to following in the footsteps of people like Pablo Escobar and Charles Manson, these people incredibly gained affluence and popularity for their notorious crimes.
Lost self-value also drives many people into the field of low-wage jobs that can barely cater for their basic needs. Many of them get frustrated into doing crimes that they think can augment their income: they believe they can never do a high paying white-collar job because they lack the qualifications and necessary documents which could only be legally gotten from schools they perhaps, never had the chance to attend.
Becker and Mulligan (1997) however stated that people who are educated could be refrained from committing crimes because they would be informed of the disgraceful repercussions of committing these crimes. If only education is compulsorily obtained earlier in life or even later in prisons through rehabilitation, the high rate of crime cases will apparently plummet; because education will instil a sense of belonging, patience, modesty and responsibility that could keep people away from crimes even in their trying times. Therefore, education is indeed the best security for humans’ dignity.
Wow! This is fantastic!
Nice one bro!
Kudos to you
This is creative!
This is indeed a wonderful article well scribbled.
Wow! Nigeria has really got some innovative minds.
Indeed! I agree with you bro@Chinonso Augustine. Nigeria definitely has many great talents and innovative minds that need support. Absolutely, the writer of this amazing article has the potential of being in the league of the renowned Chimamanda Adichie and the Wole Soyinka.
Thanks bro for the big comment. 😊
Wow!! real facts delivered!
In fact this is a product of a genius and indeed a keen observer.
Nice one Mr John
Wow! This is an epic one
Indeed education is the best security for our dignity as humans especially in this world of nowadays. A nice by John. Kudos to you bro! Keep it up!
I honestly love this article, it entirely explored the benefits of being educated!
This is just too remarkable my brother. In fact this article is worth reading many times over. Kudos once again bro
Absolutely on point!
In fact I honestly love and loved every morsel of this article. Especially that part the writer talked about educated opening the eyes of people to the fundamental human rights they are legally entitled to. Honestly, some people in prison nowadays got there because they were oblivious and ignorant of their rights so they taken advantage of by the ruthless and callous individuals in the society. But if these poor victims knew their rights and how to enforce them, surely most of them wouldn’t be occupants of prisons.
Of course! I believe you bro@Chinedu Paul
Many rich and callous people commit grave crimes and indifferently and maliciously put the poor, ignorant and uneducated ones in prisons in their place to suffer for the crimes they never committed. I believe this was one of the things the writer saw and noticed that made him write about the manipulation and abuse the uneducated suffer at the hands of the rich and educated who take advantage of their situation and conditions. Also the writer even stated that this manipulation and abuse get worsened if these afflicted victims are also poor and non-influential in the society. If only they were at least rich and influential, they could be able to get educated enough to know that cases like unfair treatment deserve a good lawyer.
Excellently! The writer never left something out. He explained that proper and adequateeducation makes people able to climb on the bandwagon successfully i.e to become rich and well connected to people in high positions. You know these lawyers work for their money, so I believe that when people get educated, they could become rich, famous and formidable to defend their rights and justice in cases where those right and justice are on the verge of being battered.
Wow! I love this one.
Definitely, this article is from a compassionate heart; a heart that listens to the wounded hearts and minds of these helpless people who are being victimized being they do not have a voice in the society. God bless you bro for this impressive and compassionate article delivery.
Absolutely and definitely!
For me, I believe John Ozokwere never wrote this article for the sake of the price alone, but he also wrote it to compassionately vent the griefs and resentment in the hearts of these helpless victims.
Yes! I strongly believe you bro
Thanks bro, for your views and acknowledgements. Most importantly, I also acknowledge and appreciate your in-depth look beyond the superficial look of this writing.
Thanks bro for the nice and enlightening contribution
I believe this was what the writer was trying to explain when he talked about the prison of ignorance opening the gates of the other demeaning and ruthless prison, which is the traditional prison for crime punishment.
I mean that the utter ignorance of some important facts like “the fundamental human rights and society do’s and don’ts” is indeed a strong prison. This is a prison that directly or indirectly opens the gates and locks of the ruthless and demeaning the prison which is supposedly meant for brutal crime punishment.
Thanks for your contribution bro!
Absolutely! True and unadulterated facts. Kudos to you bro for this impressive write-up. Wish you the best in life.
Yeah yeah bro! Indeed sound education makes people shrewd in their dealings like the financial dealings just like the writer said in the article. For example look at people like Amancio Ortega. This man is a mogul but didn’t get the best of education, he is one of the world billionaires currently. But you know what he employs and associates himself with educated individuals who can polish his mindset and make him wise and shrewd enough to manage business investments and even empires. But the uneducated ones are virtually left useless and vulnerable to alluring crimes. In a nutshell, this article is lit. In fact, I believe this should be the winning article.
Yeah! I believe too. This should be the winning article
Absolutely I also agree, education makes one clever and shrewd financially and otherwise. Nowadays, if you take a walk into a casino, you will crowded with people that keep on gambling away fortunes despite several loses. Most of these people are apparently the uneducated ones who could hardly discern the bad from the good.
Not being educated is indeed an evil.
Nothing good they say comes easy and free. In Nigeria, many money doubling companies like the popular MMM which surfaced and suddenly disappeared into thin air with so much hopes and fortune of so many people. Most affected people ended up committing suicides, some ran mad, some resorted to recovering their lost fortune by robbing innocent citizens of their property by force. This poses a threat to the society’s security.
MMM was a scam!
A sugar-coated evil.
Thanks for the great contribution
Gentleman….with these writing of yours, am standing with a total agreement that information is power to conquer the world….
Brave art work from a brave mind..
Keep it up.
Thanks Bro for the acknowledgement!
Indeed. Information is power and knowledge is liberating. Being knowledgeable unlocks the chains of ignorance.
A fantastic plausible Article…
Nice article I love it
very educative and transforming
Yeah I love this article and most especially the benefits of we being educated what a nice one!
It’s true my brother! Education unveils the difference between the right and wrong and not just for mere literacy acquisition. My brother, thanks for even shedding more light on Becker and Mulligan’s words. Education really secures our dignity as humans.
This is a great writer’s product!
Hmm! I love every bit of this article. It’s just so educative.
Kudos to you bro for this impressive performance! It was really worth my time
Indeed education instils a good sense of family planning. Nowadays, numerous children are seen roaming the streets and traffics while their parents keep producing more offspring.
What a pathetic fate for these less-privileged individuals.
What a pathetic fate for these less-privileged individuals!
What a pathetic fate for these less-privileged children!
In short this article is so on point. It states the evil impacts of ignorance in one’s reproductive life. These uneducated and poor people who take themselves as baby factories who produce offspring that end up roaming the streets are causing more harm than good. They apparently do not care about the future of these young ones. Some of these young ones end up in the luring arms of crimes which nurture them into criminals for the prisonyards.
This is so pitiful and desperately needs a serious attention. A attentive mind on this is a starting point for this change.
This is no doubts an award winning article!
Hmm! I love this article especially the part that states that the incarcerated still have hope of successful and relevant in the society. Most of these people are victims of pathetic circumstances but this article assures these people that they still have a beacon of hope, a source of redemption.
in countries like Nigeria, nowadays, most the uneducated and poor people are being seen doing demeaning menial jobs, jobs which barely provide a daily 3-square meal. In fact, just like the impressive writer of this article elucidated, most of these people think of criminal activities like armed-robbery and kidnapping just to provide more income for themselves.
Honestly, I think Nigerian government should read this article. Enough funds have to be channelled into the educational sector so that more successful figures will be in our society.
I honestly agree with you Chinedu Paul. The governments really need to set their callous eyes on this jaw-dopping article.
Also, I believe as a Nigerian that if the Nigerian governments also set their eyes on this awesome article, The ruthlessly tortured prisoners will never see a beacon of hope that could remold them into successful figures in the society just like the writer said in this article. With the governments’ attentive eyes on this wonderful article, I believe that their mindset will be changed for good so that enough funds and efforts will be channelled into rehabilitation and not ruthless torture of these prisoners
Yes ohh my brother, I definitely agree with you, the Nigerian governments really need to read this educative and enlightening article.
Once again, I really appreciate the writer of this article. Kudos to you bro 👍👍. Nigeria needs a big change and I believe that that change will only be possible if the governments get enlightened with articles like this particular one.
Yes I agree with you. Education in rehabilitation for the un-educated incarcerated procures a bright beacon of hope for these individuals.
Sorry, I meant to say that the ruthlessly tortured prisoners will definitely see an illuminating beacon of hope that could remold and reshape them into successful and socially respectable figures in the society; just exactly as John Ozokwere stated.
Sorry, I meant to say that the ruthlessly tortured prisoners will definitely see an illuminating beacon of hope that could remold and reshape them into successful and socially respectable figures in the society; just exactly as John Ozokwere stated. Honestly, bro you own my biggest respect for this enlightening article. 👍😊😘🙇🙇
Sorry, I meant to say that the ruthlessly tortured prisoners will definitely see an illuminating beacon of hope that could remold and reshape them into successful and socially respectable figures in the society; just exactly as John Ozokwere stated. Honestly, bro, you own my biggest respect for this enlightening article. 👍😊😘🙇🙇. Keep the flag of excellence shining.
Indeed, I believe with the writer of this article; there is more to mere literacy in being educated.
Indeed I agree with the great writer of this awesome article once again; education is a refinery for humans’ minds!
Thumbs up bro 👍.
This is beyond any doubts a blue-ribbon article. It’s just worth every second spent on reading it.
From the content to the irresistible title of this article; everything was just so spectacular and outstanding. Bro, believe it, you deserve the trophy.
Thanks bro 😊👍
Indeed, the uneducated and unschooled ones nowadays could be said to be babies who abuse, tear or destroy things like papers, documents, and even gadgets. Nowadays, you see the uneducated people like the akara sellers scrunch up and tears up books just to put the papers into the fire, so that they can fuel the fire that heats their frying pans. If only, these people was educated enough, most of them wouldn’t be akara sellers anymore because their grip on tangible information contained in those abused papers would definitely liberate them from such demeaning occupation and mindset. Nice one from that article. You absolutely deserve the prize bro!
Indeed! I agree, information is liberating. If only they got educated and informed they would liberated from the shackles of demeaning jobs
Nice write up MR JOHN
At first, when I was running my eyes through the long list of entries, I only had a small interest, but miraculously the title of this article suddenly arrested my interest as my eyes dropped on it and it subsequently dazzled me with it’s exceptional content and points. Thumbs up bro for this mind-blowing article of yours. This is just a stepping stone into your wild greatness bro. Believe that!
Thanks so much bro @Chima Uche. God bless
Intellectually executed, job well done bro, keep up the good work.
Thanks bro@Sodiq Abdul Fatai
Just like the awesome writer of this article stated, we live in a world with an ever-burgeoning evolution which is apparently being ensured by people who sound and adequate education armed with innovative and intellectual prowess and ideas; therefore the uneducated ones could be said to be unclad and vulnerable to harsh conditions like cold i.e education gives a thick clothes that protect from harsh conditions (this is just an illustration). In a nutshell, it could be said that the world of today is indeed a very cold place which the educated ones are the only ones that have the protection against the cold.
Thanks Bro, I love your view on that first paragraph. Nice one 😊
That paragraph that stated that some of the incarcerated ones were illiterates who weren’t able to decipher written laws; So they unintentionally and obliviously break laws. This ends them in the abusive and ruthless hands of their prosecutors who never care about the reason those incarcerated ones committed those crimes. In fact whenever the thought of this ill-treatment crosses my mind, tears come rolling down my cheeks.
In fact my Brother, the ill-treatment of those illiterate prisoners is just so pathetic. 😟.
However; the writer of this article for shedding more light on that.
In fact my Brother, the ill-treatment of those illiterate prisoners is just so pathetic. 😟.
However; big thanks once again to the writer of this article for shedding more light on that. God bless you Bro.
In fact, I hope this article gets to the tables of those merciless and callous prosecutors. They really need to know the evils of their actions: they are ruthlessly breaking people’s lives and dreams. I believe those incarcerated ones should be showered some mercy and privilege for a sound education so that they could be able to tell the difference between right and wrong next time.
Yes ohh my brother, I solidly agree with you. I believe that for a big positive change to occur in Nigeria, articles like this really need to enlightened our government.
Yes ohh! I agree with you bro. I strongly believe that deep down in the hearts of these incarcerated ones, they are crying and begging for redemption and rehabilitation. I believe that this article never just came for the prize but also as a voice for these helpless individuals, a voice that really needs to be heard.
Honestly, I am not saying this because I know you, I am saying this because it is the whole truth; this is in fact and outstanding and in-depth analysis of the great Victor Hugo sage and never-dying quote. You undoubtedly deserve the best bro for this inspiring and enlightening article
Education, the Best Security for Our Dignity is our choice! Even the Sun knows! 🌞
I love this Article like,wow
Thanks bro 👍@Kizz Brinth. May God ensconce you in arms. Once again thanks so much for acknowledging the in-depth content of the article.
This is really astonishing and creative
Nice write up bro
In fact I loved and relished the article, especially that part that talked about education broadening one’s thinking horizon. That’s indubitably true my brother, for with education you think limitlessly, no restrictions. Education begets innovation!
Once again, thanks for that wonderful article of yours. God bless you, and remember the sky is not your limit, but it’s just a starting point for you.
In fact, this article is worth the grand prize. It’s just so captivating, from the title to the body of it. In fact I enjoyed it 😋😋
Hmmm…….nice and splendid write up,,,
It’s a phenomenum of knowledge….!!
Indeed, this article is a thorough and gentle analysis of Victor Hugo’s quote. Kudos to you bro for this delivery.😄
I loved every bit of that paragraph that talked about the core benefit of education besides aquiring mere literacy. Education undoubtedly opens our eyes to the difference between right and wrong after initially arming an individual with literacy.
Indeed it was educative and enlightening!
Wow This is fantastic keep it up.
Thanks bro 👍. God bless
I also loved and got fascinated with the way you analysed the Victor Hugo’s quote: “he who opens a school door closes a prison”. You made mention of two different types of prison: the traditional prison for crime punishment and the other prison, which is that of ignorance; and you also stated the relationship between these two prisons. In fact, it was, it is, and it will ever be great dropping attentive eyes on articles like this.
Good Work Man
Thanks man. God bless
This article was lit.😀👍
I even loved the way you concluded the article with an enlightening emphasis on Becker and Mulligan’s suggestion. It’s a wow for me, I honestly loved it. Thumbs up for you Bro, in fact I doff my hat.
Yeah Bro! I strongly agree with you on that paragraph you stated the benefit of education in ensuring a wise family planning. Education apparently banishes a myopic spirit. You see these uneducated and poor people who begets dozens of children out of sexual urge and pleasure they crave and derive apparently never care about the future of those plenty and vulnerable children. Enrolling those children is undoubtedly the last thing on the minds of these unfortunate parents, and many of these vulnerable children are being nurtured into criminals like pickpockets, assassins, armed robbery e.t.c who eventually disturb the peace of the society and subsequently end up in prisons.
Also, nowadays you see some uneducated and less-privileged people fidget and grovel when they are being intimidated by people who obviously and intentionally capitalise on their ignorance, these intimidated ones are apparently ignorant of the fundamental human rights they legally entitled to. If only they know these rights of theirs properly and adequately, any possible and unfair intimidation could be avoided. Most importantly I appreciate the keen observant writer of this wonderful article for stating and infusing a fact like this. Apparently, the voice of the less-privileged, ignorant and abused individuals was really heard from this article. 👍👌
Honestly I agree with you bro, this unfair intimidation must stop and it begins with these abused ones realising their rights; just like you said earlier, this superb article is just like a voice for the less-privileged ones who are being abused for their ignorance. Their voices are apparently being heard by the masses who atte read this enlightening piece of article.
Absolutely, this article really got my whole body glued to every bit of it.
Yeah bro, I strongly agree with you on your point of view: education broadens one’s productive thinking horizon so that they could successfully climb on the bandwagon. Education drives people to think productively beyond bounds, do researches, break grounds and rake in cool affluence. For instance, look at inventors like Mark Zukaberg who lay an indelible spot in the world of communication and social life. If he wasn’t educated enough, I don’t think he would have been able to have made such impact.
True facts bro!
A resounding true fact bro!
Kudos to you bro for that bright light you shed on Robert Fullilove’s speech. 👍It was indeed enlightening.
Thanks for this impressive and educative article delivery@Ozokwere John. May God bless you abundantly for the emphasis you made on Robert Fullilove’s talk which opened the eyes of the ruthless society to the waste of potential big change in the form of the incarcerated ones. Most of these people got there due to hardships that afflicted them, they also wished to be successful, relevant, and respectable individuals of the society, but hardships and circumstances stood in their path and made them swerve into the path to destruction instead.
Yes oh my brother, education when sound and adequate could snatch one from the path to prison and condemnation and put the person on the path to upliftment and greatness instead. Kudos
Education is surely the best security for human’s dignity and value.
Absolutely! Education is the best security for our dignity as humans. It’s apparent that no one wants his/her hurt, everyone loves it when they are valued and respected. But to own this respect and value, one must be fortified with something socially acceptable and respectable, in attaining this thing, education is indeed the starting point.
I loved that question you asked: isn’t it quite puzzling that crime cases sometimes increase with literacy?
Same here! That question was quite enlightening and brainstorming.
And quite inspiring too!
Indeed, that question informs people who are just literate alone that they still have a whole lot more to gain from education. Education also needs to refine their minds. So what they need to do is just keep being adequately educated beyond the field of mere literacy, because what the country needs is a refined mind and not just a literate mind.
Exactly! Learning just never ends! It’s a life-long process
Thanks so much Peter Onakhina for your contribution!
wow this is awesome, keep it up
Thanks @Homotoyosi. God bless you
An outstanding delivery from Ozokwere John. I believe he deserves the grand prize
😄😄 Thanks bro@Gabriel Izu.
Absolutely, he does!
A quality deduction from Victor Hugo’s quote!
It was astonishing!
Yes oh! That quote was like a beast. But honestly, this wonderful article got that beast slain.
Thanks so much to this article for stating and explaining a hope and redemption for the incarcerated who are in the ruthless shackles of misery. Kudos to you bro@Ozokwere John for this astonishing delivery.
Wow, lovely article. Thumb up for u
Thanks for your wonderful comment@Iyanuoluwa Opeyemi.
Wao! Wat a lovely article
You deserve a good rice bro
U deserve a good price
Hmm…..Wonderful Write up its so inspiring really wish every parent and youth wil reason through this for a brighter future 4 our various well being and as a nation….nyc 1
Thanks bro 😊
Hmm…..wonderful write up, very inspiring really wish every parent nd youth will look into dis and reason wit it 4 a better family and nation
Yes ohh! I definitely agree with you
Honestly, what stole and ignited my interest for this article was first of all it’s unique and catchy title: Education, the Best Security for Our Dignity. What a wonderful and mesmerizing title for a start!
Honestly, what stole and ignited my interest for this article was first of all it’s unique and catchy title: Education, the Best Security for Our Dignity. What a wonderful and mesmerizing title for a start! 😋😋😊
I am also impressed and I must say this; it was just the title that got me interested and switched on, the first paragraph was absolutely an appetizer too; a start with the elucidation of one of the quotes of the great legend and idol, Nelson Mandela. I really respect that man(Nelson Mandela) so much.
Sorry, I meant to say that it was not just the title that got me interested and switched on, but the first paragraph also did. It was also an irresistible appetizer too.😋😋
Absolutely! What a delicious and spicy title!😋😋🤤
Thanks bro👍. I’m really honored! God bless you all for the wonderful and encouraging comments.
Respect bro!@John Ozokwere. 🙇
For me, my own general assessment of this article is that it was just too epic; it delivered an unreserved analysis and discussion of Victor Hugo’s quote. Especially that portion that stated Magaret Mead’s view which says that children are supposed to be taught how to think and not what to think. Children are generally known to leaders of tomorrow. They are amenable individuals who follow the legacies of the older individuals. So I support that these children should be properly engaged in adequate and sound education, not just the formal one, but also the informal one, because they both play a big role in a child’s development. When this happens, these young ones will definitely be able to discern the right from the wrong, and they will also be able to make proper choices, judgments, and decision that could put on the right track to greatness and not condemnation in the society.
Exactly! I solidly agree with you bro@Charles.
On point bro!
Thanks for the acknowledgements!
In addition, those helpless illiterates who get incarcerated because they broke a law they obviously never acknowledged, perhaps due to their illiteracy are just like blind beggars who fell into a deep pit. Definitely, they could walk but unfortunately, they couldn’t just the the right path and step to take. Kudos to you bro.
Oops! I mean to say that they couldn’t just know or tell the right path and step to take.
I agree with you bro.
too good, to be the best
Illiteracy indirectly perpetrates social evils.
It begets poverty, ignorance, and unemployment which could frustrate and usher people into the inhumane shelter of prisons directly and indirectly.
It even begets barbaric deeds like forceful child marriage, bribery and even self-medication. All these could frustrate and make people a grave threat and menace to themselves and even the society, thereby ending them up in prison ards.
Come to think of it. According to what Becker and Mulligan (1997) said, will education actually wipe out crime occurrences? Because nowadays, some educated people could also be seen committing crimes like fraud, money laundering e.t.c. But these people are educated ones too, so exactly could then be the problem?
I mean what exactly could be the problem then?
🤔. What I mind-challenging and thoughtful question! Hmm, from my own view, I believe Becker and Mulligan never made a mistake making that statement. If you read carefully, you will notice that it says education “could” and not “will”. I believe everyone cannot be cool-headed and law-abiding. Some people are apt to committing crimes. It’s could be said to be natural. But I strongly believe that with education, tendency to commit crimes will be reduced if not wiped out.
It’s indeed a mind-challenging question just as Chima Uche said.
As for me, I believe that education when attained passionately and carefully to the core, could possibly refrain people from committing grave crimes. Because with it, the need for the value and care for humanity will be made known. People won’t just wake up and venture into criminal deeds that can pose a menace to the society’s dignity, security, and welfare.
Hmm! Does it really mean that the field of demeaning and low-wage jobs is totally occupied with the uneducated and illiterates?
I have seen some first-class graduates doing demeaning jobs like cleaning, sweeping, laundry, all just for a hand-to-mouth life perhaps. So what about these ones? What is their case?
No it doesn’t!
I believe that the impacts of those words of Becker and Mulligan (1997) is obvious on those first-class graduates. Despite their virtue and level of education, they still never settled for any lucrative criminal activity like armed robbery and kidnapping. They believe that someday, their knowledge and virtue will be harnassed properly to rake in respectable affluence and fame for them.
Thanks for your thoughtful contribution
In addition, I believe that what the writer was also trying to say was that ,if these first-class graduates and even the less-privileged, uneducated and illiterate ones remain in this field of low-wage jobs, the educated ones definitely still have the big chance of being liberated and shot to glory by their virtue of innovative and intellectual prowess. But what have the uneducated got? Honestly, they’ve got literally nothing for this chance.
Thanks bro for your view
Honestly, I loved this article. It’s just so wonderful.
Thanks bro. God bless
Wow! I love those questions from Joshua Williams and Opeyemi Babajide. This article really quite ignited debateful question that seek different views from different people.
What a debateful write-up !
Hmm, does it mean that it’s only the unschooled and uneducated ones that end up doing mischiefs and crimes? Don’t the so-called educated ones commit crimes? Or does education totally make them resistant to the seduction of crimes?
Hmm, the educated ones also commit crimes, but I believe that the number of crime cases of the well educated ones are very much lesser than that of the uneducated ones.