Islamabad: According to Collins Thesaurus, Education is breeding, civilization, coaching, cultivation, culture, development, discipline, drilling, edification, enlightenment, erudition, improvement, indoctrination ,instruction, knowledge, nurture, scholarship, schooling, teaching, training, tuition, tutoring.

And, Industry is business, commerce, commercial enterprise, manufacturing, production, trade, activity, application, assiduity, determination, diligence, effort, labour, perseverance, persistence, tirelessness, toil, vigour, zeal.

Education is the process of facilitating learning or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits. Education methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, however, learners may also education themselves. Education takes place in formal and informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. The methodology is called Pedagogy.

Formal education is commonly divided formally into steps as pre-school or kindergarten, primary school, secondary school, and then college, university or apprenticeship.

A right to education has been recognized by some governments and the United Nations. In most regions, education is compulsory up to a certain age. There is a movement for educational reforms and in particular for the evidence-based education.

Education plays a crucial role in the evolution and development of every society. It is one of the fundamental factors for socio-economic development of the country. Human resource is a key driving force to development.

Islam has also given top priority to education. The first verse in Holy Quran is regarding seeking education.

The developed nations of the world dedicate budgets on priority basis for promotion of education which ultimately results in the development of economic indicators. The multiple factors like low allocation of budget, poor governance, shortage of teaching staff, low capacity of teachers , less awareness among parents, less access to schools particularly for girls, social taboos, regional and gender imbalances, missing physical facilities, low quality of education and poor governance ought to be addressed through strategies like awareness campaigns and financial assistance or aid, access and quality of education , governance, literacy and curriculum.

Is education an industry ? In response to this pertinent question...

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