The secret of the overall progress of the west lies in its very high literacy rate which cannot be attained without educating the women. Just as a bird cannot fly without one wing, similarly no nation can achieve success without educating the woman. In the modern world the woman has proved herself to be the true helpmate of man in all the fields of life due to education. So every country must provide equal facilities and opportunities of acquiring education to women.
Some people argue against the female education. They say that the female education is against the ISLAMIC way of life while the HOLY PROPHET (P.B.U.H) says: "It is essential for every Muslim man or woman to acquire knowledge" Thus ISLAM not only permits to educate woman but also supports this. The opponents of female education say that women are inferior to men in intelligence so they are not capable of acquiring higher education. This belief is absolutely wrong because if we search the result gazettes of any level we will find that at least top two or three positions are gained by female candidates. Thus women are not inferior to men.
Since birth the Mother plays an important role in shaping the life of child. So, if the Mother is educated, the child develops well and takes its due place in molding the future of its country otherwise the child has to suffer throughout his life. Besides, giving women general education it is necessary to prepare them for household duties. Only then she can prove to be a good wife and admirable mother. She can help the family to raise its standard of living by getting some employment. She can easily manage the domestic affairs.
The blessings of female education are manifold. No sensible person can deny its importance. Women must receive education and play their role in the betterment of the country. They can also contribute to the economic and political progress of the country. I wind up this with these words: "When you educate a man you educate an individual, but when you educate a woman you educate a family."