Our word of the week is education /ɛdjʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/. Its pronounced e+du+ca+tion. It is a noun. Its verb form is educate. As a student one of the most frequent words you will hear is this word. The great Nelson Mandela said” Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” 

Education is the process of learning geared or directed towards assisting individuals to acquire knowledge skills and attitude to help them improve their lives. This definition is from one of your textbook. I am sure you know which one.

Education is from the Latin word educatus or educare which means to bring up or rear both mentally and physically. It’s made up of the word ex which means out, duc which means to lead and tion which makes it a noun. So put together education means to  lead one out or to bring them up or rear them. Here are examples of how you can used education in a sentence;

1. ‘Education is the key to success’

 2. I believe that every Ghanaian has the right to education

I have a few questions for you;  Which level of education are you in? Are you enjoying your education? What is your favourite subject? What do you think are the benefits of being educated? I will be waiting for your answers in the comments. See you next week!

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Article by Kofi Konadu Berko.

Kofi Konadu Berko is passionate about education and youth development. He holds a B.A in Adult Education and Human Resource Studies from the University Of Ghana. His works have been  published in the historic Afroyoung Adult anthology titled Waterbirds On the Lakeshore, Adabraka: Stories From the Center Of the World, Tampered Press and the Kalahari Review. He blogs at obolokofi.wordpress.com