What is synonym of education in this sentence?
Education is the single most important factor in the development of a country.
(The sentence is part of an IEST where I have to argue about the meaning and importance of education and I want to use different expressions.)
The word I want is the methodologies and facilities used to deliver knowledge to people. Usually this knowledge delivery is mainly aimed to schoolchildren and university students. I start to think that there is no synonym or even short phrase to describe education.
Someone suggest schooling as a synonym, but it applies to education at school, and we need to include the whole system including universities and further education.