The necessity of Education:
Education is a necessity in every nook and corner of the world. The more educated a nation is, the more progress they’ll encounter. Some have fallen behind in this race, while some rank first. Education is a must for people of every age, color or race. If you want yourself to make a positive difference in the world, you can do so with education. Educate yourself about people, about behavior, about the arts, the sciences amongst other things, and you will see how you prosper in the game of life. Recent statistics have seen a major fall in the position of UK as one of the leading countries in the field of education. The UK has gone on to be replaced by Canada instead.
Why is Canada leading the race in education?
For starters, the honorable president of Canada, Mr. Justin Trudeau passed a law which is the modern version of the American GI Bill, making tuition for post-secondary education for any veteran absolutely free.
What’s more? Primary and secondary education is also free and necessary for any and every child beginning at the age of 5. They consider elementary, secondary as well as post-secondary education their provincial responsibility. They do not have a centralized education structure; however, that isn’t a dilemma for their system has prospered despite it. Canadian education is mostly provided publicly, funded as well as overseen by provincial, local and federal governments. Despite this so called “shortcoming,” Canadian students score above average on the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment.
Here are a few statistics that go on to prove Canada’s mettle as a widely successful nation in the field of academics:-
National Education Budget – 5.4% of GDP
System Type – Provincially Controlled
Primary Languages – English, French
Literacy rate – 99% (male), 99% (female)
Diploma rate – (86%) Secondary Diploma
(53%) Post-Secondary Diploma
Levels of schooling in Canada :
Pre-University – Primary and secondary education are often combined and known as K-12 (Kindergarten through Grade 12).
Secondary Schooling – This is also referred to as ‘high school’ and consists of various grades depending on the province you are a part of. The grade structure varies heavily yet, for the most part, you attend as many grades you are required to until the age of sixteen (in some cases, eighteen). For example, in Quebec, the high school term for a typical student ends after Secondary V/Grade 11 (age sixteen to seventeen) following which, the students may pursue whichever college they wish to.
Post-Secondary Education – The government provides the major funding to their post-graduate institutions while the remaining comes from tuition fees, the federal government, and research grants. Moreover, mostly all of the post-secondary institutions in Canada have the authority to grant academic credentials along the lines of degrees or diplomas.
Canada’s education system is such that it caters to a wide audience and if you are somebody who wishes for the optimum use of a great education system, then Canada is where you should be headed.