Role of Education in National Development


  • Dr Zakira Jahantab International Islamic University-Islamabad



Holy Quran, Hadith, Human, Globalization, Education and Development


The result of this study is the purpose of directed research on education, which is an ongoing process of following verses and hadith. “Read! In the Name of Your Lord, who has created” all that exists, (the Qur’an, sūrat l- ʿalaq96:1). “Those who know cannot be like the ones who do not know. Of course, knowledge and ignorance are like light and darkness which can never be alike”, (the Qur’an, sūrat az-Zumar 39:9). “Goes on from cradle to the grave”, (Hadith). Production of human resources involves improving human capacity and using it to achieve desired goals. Education is one of the most important tools that play its part in the country's human development, capital formation and producing responsible citizens. Hence, since its creation, education has always been the main concern of successive governments in the country. Globalization has created many opportunities and challenges only those nations can take advantage of the opportunities that have developed the knowledge and skills needed. Relevant quality education and training, prevalent in the new environment, foster a successful and educated citizenry and provides opportunities for socially and economically deprived sections of society. Elementary education is the most remunerative investment in developing countries ' educational programs if opportunities for the educated are gainful employment form part of the strategy. Physical and mental well-being is vitally crucial in a holistic and integrated approach to human development. This paper analyzes education as the main tool for human resource development in developed as well as developing countries in the 21st century challenges.




How to Cite

Jahantab, Z. (2021). Role of Education in National Development. Pakistan Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 12(1), 87–108.