|Education is present in society all over the world. The human race has an incredible ability to learn from its experiences and mistakes and apply its knowledge throughout everyday life.|
In the developing world, educational facilities including teaching skills are often very basic and in comparison, most children in the western world are lucky enough to be given the opportunity of a good all-round education. Here, children go to school, college and if they have worked particularly hard, they can attend University. Basic education consists of learning mathematics, the language of the home country and usually at least one other language, world history, art based subjects, physical education, geography and basic life skills.
An education budget depends on a country's overall wealth and so some people have more money to spend on education than others. Per person, Chad spends just two US dollars per year on education and Bangladesh just three US dollars. Other countries with low education expenditure include Ethiopia, Nepal and Somalia. In direct contrast, Swedish people spend on average nine hundred and ninety seven US dollars per person on education per year with Qatar, Canada and Norway all spending similar amounts of money each. In a few of the African nations, over 60% of the total population is illiterate. Over most of the African continent though, illiteracy levels amount to around 40% of the population on average. Within the majority of Europe (including Russia), Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and North America, illiteracy rates average just 5% of the total population.