Education system needs a rethink
Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat
Every education system has its advantages and disadvantages. So as a developing nation, the Indian education system has been developed on the pillars that support thorough theoretical knowledge and prepare the children for some of the toughest competitive exams in the world. Whereas education systems of other developed countries are more flexible and allowing students to pursue varied career opportunities, the children here are left to pursue only the mainstream options.
We have incepted in the era of the fourth industrial revolution. We are living the renaissance of technology and in such a state, technology and education system cannot be kept apart. Students must be taught about technology right from the early years of their education so that it does not come like an alien thing in their later times.
Indian schools must embrace technology and education with an open heart and propagate the same to the students as it is only there that the future lies for them. We can’t deny the fact that Indian education system has a long way to go before quality education can really engulf us in every nook and the corner.
Even basic conditions for minimal educational standards, as defined with crude attributes which do not capture the true depths of quality in education, have scarcely been met. One of its basic reason may be the country being a developing nation lacks funds.
But there is a need to generate funds and use them to enhance the education system. Beginning with more research-oriented education, there are a lot of things that we need to achieve, such as flexibility, updating the curriculum, global knowledge, etc.
Another contributor to the lack of access to quality education in India is the rarity of wholesome learning environments in educational institutions. Poor quality of pedagogy is also one of its leading reasons between urban and rural education. We cannot deny the fact that the Indian government and institutions have been working to reform the existing education model. However, there are still several issues which are required to be taken care of.
In fact the new Education policy is remarkable in making changes at all levels but the devil lies in implementation. The need is its proper and speedy implementation to bring the revolutionary measures and real aims of education in practice.
Conclusion: Present education system in India is challenging but needs some changes. The present education pattern produces only money making machines. We are imparting theoretical knowledge based education.
Everyone in India must get equal opportunity in everything. I think life without education is a waste. It is worthless, in present world. We have to make the children more aware and educate them keeping in view the present needs and requirements.