. They are considered to be
‘temporary property’ as they have to move to their husband’s home after
marriage, so it is not thought to be economically viable to spend on
their education. It is considered more useful to spend money educating a
son who will remain at home and earn and take care of parents in their
old age, than to expend hard earned funds on a child who will leave.
Also later on the parents have to spend a huge amount towards the dowry
on the marriage of a girl. But, are these solid reasons to deprive a
girl child of education? Agreed that a woman has to move to her
husband’s home after marriage but if she will be educated, she will be
able to upbring and educate her children better and even provide
financial support to her family if needed thereby contributing to a
better society and overall development of a nation.