Primary education, also known as elementary education, is a fundamental right of children in many countries, and is compulsory in most countries. Primary education imparts basic literacy and numeracy skills to children. Every nation recognizes the importance of primary education for the cultural identity of the individual and society. Primary education encourages learning, promotes independent thought and problem-solving, and facilitates the ongoing learning process. Primary education is a part of basic education that entails life skills and self-help skills.

Education supports the growth of democracy, political stability, and civil society, allowing citizens to know, assert, and exercise their rights. Educated people can better participate in the social and political processes of a country. A basic education increases opportunities for economic growth and improves the social, economic, ...

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