ducation is an important process of giving and receiving systematic knowledge of things which one needs to survive in this universe of deep conscience, Education is an important visionary tool or an enlightening process for success, growth and ascendancy with prosperity. Education is an important reform in taking up the challenges that life throws upon us. Education is not only a single approach to studying but it is an opportunity for different gateways to open. It is an opportunity to go through new elements, to discuss and discover new things which we do not know at all. An educated person should be like, he or she could differentiate between a good and an evil, between right or wrong. A good educated person shall procure and should know what life means for us, how it is to be reached, the society, parents, humanity and a good approach to scientific knowledge as well. A well educated person is always a well mannered person and can be good at Governance and judging.
Now, if we talk of Education in our Valley, it can be synonymous with a dumbstruck disaster that we are heading towards. We have forgotten the taste of all scientific, moral as well as religious education. In this article I would like to raise some questions to the Civil educated community as well as the Government authorities on the disruptive education system, with a few measures given by which these can be corrected. Why are Government schools often looked in poor condition? Why Lack of Technical education? Why such Comparisons? How long are we going to produce bookworms? Why do we have to send our children to private schools?
There is a complete lack of technical education and technical expertise in our Schools that are running without the internet, without a smart learning system and processes which is an immediate need in the field of Education. Today, we are living in such a society where technology is virtually unavoidable in any circumstance as all the study material, all the necessary material containing the latest information is easily available in a system of technologically advanced educational sector. We live in an age where consumption is more. For this we need human resource, academic human resource is nowhere, we need technical cum educated hand for overall development. We have to imbibe skills in their minds. We should be sure for our students that there is only the evil of rote learning running in our schools. We should be very much sure that much of the fundamental and basic concepts won’t be clear to our secondary school students as well as students that have done graduation. Why all this? All this is because of rote learning in our schools that have now become our habit that needs a shift and also the problem lies with the Question papers and Mark grading system that have made our students suffer.
The fixed style of question papers from many years taking rounds before examination by students has sent our society to prehistoric ages. Also it is necessary to give the same weightage to our every subject or stream whether Arts or humanities, Science or medicine or it is engineering as every respectable subject has its own taste and importance in its respective class. Nowadays Btech has become our trend even if students are not willing for it, it has nowadays become the forced system. Our mind and psychology need to be broadened. How long we will go for Engineering and medicine and look down upon Arts and other streams that are much more precious and suitable. This also needs a shift and a special courageous counselling session for students to pursue their best career.
Also Read : Covid-19 and Plastic
One more disturbing curse for our little student generation is their heavy school bags with many overweight books that is a definite cruelty causing them severe health problems. Day by day the weight of school bags is increasing and not decreasing at any rate, our school children have turned into slaves of the educational system where booksellers and teachers make their bags heavier and heavier. The most troublesome nowadays has been created by the coaching centers. It becomes important for a student to attend the coaching classes even at the rate of her or his school. It has become more fashionable for Kashmiri students to attend tuition classes than Schools. By this, a student loses his or her much precious time and school life thus fails to overlook the challenges of life as all-round development is possible only in school life. Also the tuition concept has made Students mind such that he or she feels unable to clear their examinations without coaching classes. There are a majority of poor parents in Kashmir who can’t afford the tuition as well as school fees for their wards. Where should they go? Their future? The only single option remains for them is to send their children to Government schools losing their talent through the hands of the consolidated system, thus they lose their efficient and enormous way at the hands of the system.
Is this a sin for poor family students to watch dreams without cherishing them? Alas!!! By this our base generation turns weak, that is disastrous. For this problem to be overcome, the Government schools can turn very well and skillful only if the VIP Class Ministers, Govt. Teachers and professors and Bureaucrats put their ward’s into them, the only practical solution, within no time, we may see a drastic improvement in the Govt educational sector. The quality will automatically assume, take charge and retain. All these developments should be thoroughly applied like a necessity.
Finally, we must rethink.it is a high time for us to look upon these important issues keenly, try to replace with better and improved skills to make our Kashmir an educationally active sector. Good, young and energetic teachers are brought in for primary classes to get nourishing and psychologically active students, so that their base in early school life becomes strong and can compete with the rest of the students from private institutions.
Author can be mailed at idreesdalal865@gmail.