Education has the ultimate importance in Islam, and every Muslim should seek knowledge complying with the words of the Prophet (S.A.W):
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave.
Seek knowledge even [if it is to be found in a place as distant as China.
The Muslims are pioneers in setting up the system of formal education, Muslims started the concept of Islamic Schools and in education Muslims are responsible for developing the sciences of physics and chemistry. Those were Muslims who first taught these sciences to others and later on other people made expansions in these fields.
The main goal of education in Islam is not only to get a good job or to earn a lot of money but to gain more knowledge, serve for the humanity and do something for the amelioration of mankind.