Similar to the majority of politicians in other Asian nations like South Korea, Malaysia, and even Taiwan, most politicians in China are well educated.

In our nation, being an MP or MLA is not subject to a formal schooling requirement. While outlining the various eligibility requirements, the Constitution does not refer to educational background.

The first State to set a minimum educational requirement for candidates running in elections for Panchayati Raj Institutions in Rajasthan. This gives rise to the debate about whether a minimum educational qualification is necessary for becoming a part of politics.

Is Education really necessary?

Politicians should have a minimal level of education since they represent the society’s citizens to which they were elected and are required to know everything there is to know about the issues that affect their constituents.

A politician will not be able to advocate for others’ education if he is not well-educated.

In the context of the world we live in today, education is both a practical and crucial factor. We view the politician as a capable individual who can lead us and help us come to wise and appropriate conclusions. However, what impact will a politician have on a local, national, or worldwide level if they lack the necessary academic credentials?

Why is it unnecessary?

There may be a misunderstanding that only educated people can grow a nation. Considering that education is not the only way to learn something.

In a nation like India, where around 40% of the population is uneducated, requiring educational qualifications for eligibility to run in elections could have a severe impact on democracy.

About 60% of Indians live in rural areas with extremely low literacy rates, which may make it difficult for the residents to vote.

Political knowledge is much more important than intellectual knowledge. Degrees don’t determine someone’s political intelligence, rather, their political accomplishments do.

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