Fundamental problems with education system in India

Fundamental problems with education system in India

Education is the most important tool offers inner and outer strength to a person. Education is the fundamental rights of everyone and capable of bringing any desired change and upliftment in the human mind and society. Here is some problems to face with education system, is following.

Education System Promotes Rat Race- Our education system basically promotes rat race among our children. They have to read and mug-up entire text book without any understanding of it. So a student who scores 90 out of 100 and comes first actually remains a rat. I mean to say he or she does not have any analytical skills that a child must have. It is time to change our education system.

Education Does Not Builds Persona of a Child

Unfortunately our education system is not helping to develop persona of a child. Remember, it is personality that is more important than academic qualification. As I said earlier, our system demands good numbers from a child in an exam not to show his personality. Hence a child is not well exposed to outer world and he or she might not be able to develop a personality. So this is another flaw in our education system.

No Critical Analysis, only Following the Establishment

Our children are not able to do critical analysis of anything, for example our history, culture and religion. They take the line of establishment or the views of predominant majority. They are simply not able to look things from their own perspective. If you want a society should become a lot better than we must develop a culture of looking at things critically. We are simply failing at this because of our education system. Children must learn to criticize our own culture and other established narratives.

Medium of Language of our Education System

This is also a big problem that needs to be addressed. We are not able to decide on the medium of language of our education system. Still emphasize is given on English where majority of children cannot understand the language. So how does they are going to understand what teachers are teaching. Moreover, subjects like mathematics, physics and arts have nothing to do with the medium of communication. Hence, over-emphasis on English could be wrong.

Missing Innovation & Creation

If we talk about the privileged children in India then even they are not able to innovate and create new things. Although they have everything that a child need but still they lack something in them. What they are doing is only aping western culture and not being able to do something new. On the one hand children are not able to go to schools and on other hand, if they are going then are not able to innovate or solve the problems that the country is facing. Hence, this is yet another fundamental problem with our education system.

Students Happy in Getting a Highly Paid Salary Job but Lacks Ambition to Become Entrepreneur- Now, in college campuses it has become a common thing that every young student is interested in a getting a job that pays them well. However, they would never like to become an entrepreneur. This lack of ambition does not allow our country to excel in any field. This attitude of our children making them slaves of few multinational companies. Therefore our education system should be designed to make our children a successful entrepreneurs rather going for a salaried job.

Finally, the government should make education its first priority and try to address issues those are mentioned in this blog. If government is able to take note of these  problems then we can definitely overhaul our education system.

The author of this article is  Asst Professor Pioneer Institute of Professional studies, Indore




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