The progress of a country depends mainly on the percentage of literacy. This percentage is very high among men in the world,but alarmingly low in case of women.So,for the progress of a country,education for women is as much essential as for men.Men and women are two wheels of the cart of society. The cart cannot run properly if our of the wheels is defective. Women form almost half of the population of a country. If such a large portion denied privilege of education,the country is bound to lag behind.There is a time when he was said that educated women are apt to neglect their domestic duties and lose their tender grace and feminine virtues. An educated women was suspected to be self-conceited,good only for novel reading, playing, on the organ,slighting her hasband and disobeying her parents.But those days are gone. It is, now, pretty difficult to procure a good match for girl who does not know how to read and write.The importances of education for women is now admitted on all hands.Now the educated girl is as familiar a phenomenon as the educated boy.
Women play various roles in society. So,there are many advantages of education for woman. First, an educated woman is conversant with her duties as a citizen of a state. An educated woman is aware of the part she has to play in the growth of her nation. She understand her responsibilities towards herself,her family and her country.Moreover,they pass on there education to their children. It has been rightly said:”if you educate a man,you educate an individual:but if you educate a woman,you educate a family”.
Secondly, a mother wieids a great influence on her child. The upbringing of a child,the inculcation of good idieas and habit are done more by the mothers than the fathers or the teacher. An educated mother can serve her country in the sence that she produces good citizen with tolerant views and out look. Uneducated mother are superstitious. They do not have elementary medical knowledge. The alarming figure of infant mortality is mostly due to the ignorance of mothers.Educated mothers will give the nation healthy,englihtened and decently brought up children.
Lastly, an uneducated woman cannot be a good wife. She will be not able to understand her husband. They will be no mutual adjustment which is very essential for a good married life. On other hand, an educated wife is refined matured and resourceful. She can help the family by getting into some employment she can look after her husband and children in illness. She can easily run the addministration of the home properly.
If education is so necessary for woman,more girls school,colleges and universities should be opened for them. But all women do not need that type of education which is imparted to men. There are many who are to stay at home. To them usefull subjects as domestic science, hygiene, and embbroidery should be taught. These subjects can be of more help to them than higher Mathematics, Political Science, or Economics.