The Importance of Competition and Its Role in Education

Education and academic competitions are two most important ingredients of human life and these two have always been considered as important issues. In this article, I am going to discuss about the role of academic competitions in education as well as in student life. I begin with overview of education and competition.

Education:
All live forms on the earth need knowledge and skills for their survival and propagation. Knowledge and skills are transmitted genetically from generation to generation for most of the species, but in human, skills and knowledge are mostly depends on the education. Indeed, education is what makes human superior.

Competition:
There is no doubt education is secret key of human success and the roots of education lie on competition. A child is born without knowledge and skills, and they continuously participate in competitions every part of the life, developing skills and knowledge through a learning process.
A child competes in the school, college and university and finally he/she competes in his/her professional area. Actually human life is full of competitions.

Competition in education:
Education and completions are very closely related as competitions are put in education for the development of educational skills. Indeed, without competitions, we cannot imagine education. A student has to fight in admission tests and once he/she has passed, he/she admitted in the institution. Then the institution arranges several kinds of competitions that enhance the knowledge as well as skills of a student. The exam itself is a biggest competition where a student competes to surpass others.

However, competitions at an educational institution are arranged by the authorities, targeting to increase students’ efficiency. For an example, quiz bowl is a kind of competition where the students answer several questions, increasing memorizing skills and knowledge.