Mar 30, 2008

i wish some changes in our education system

"Education is what remain with you when you forget everything you have studied" said by Albert Einstein, who really doesn't require any introduction in the world. These words and some incidents i faced inspired me to write this. Indian's favorite president Abdul kalam always preferred open book examination. What our exam pattern indicates? How much we really remember that we have studied from enormous number of textbooks? It's the question I always entertain in my thoughts.

What we should require in life? Is it only grades and marks or also our character which will give us nice friends, purposeful life and lifetime of happiness? Competition should be there in society but where that competition will end us up ... ?It is proved till now that understanding physics and chemistry of the universe is easier than understanding the person's attitude who we live with. Those who have seen the normal things in a different way are all our beloved scientists now...

What the young generation should learn right from the beginning of their school days? Now-a-days some teachers are there who are appreciable for their concern towards the young generation, the way they are working for the well being of their students, the way they try to make their students understand the trend of the society and in words of humanity. I thank and salute all of those persons who are working for this.

Just like the other side of a coin there are different kinds of persons existing around us. I just say an example; it's about the 10th class public examinations going on in Andhra Pradesh. As my parents are teachers in government high schools i could see the things from little distance. Some teachers i know who did not get invigilation duties this time just because they are strict and they does not allow any mass copying and schools in the surroundings are not willing to appoint them(:-) that shows their confidence in their students and their teaching). In every exam center, there will be some people exclusively for revealing answers in each room; in worse case they write answers on the black board. What is the difference between those students who prepared day and night and those who did nothing for the exam? Where we are respecting the handwork and commitment of the students who really committed to do well in exams? They need 100 percent pass and nothing else. Who is responsible for all these things going on ...the government?... The officials who should take care of exams...? The teachers who are allowing all these nonsense in their schools...? I sometimes blame even myself that I’m not doing anything to stop this...

It's my personal opinion that some changes should come in our education system which can teach students the very purpose of it, by making them understand the concepts of all subjects and also by preparing students against many up and downs in life, by making them understanding the power of one's emotions, by increasing the quality of education so that friendly competition is possible among the people, by inculcating the habit of appreciating the good things and the habit of standing against the bad things going on in the society.

If the open book examination can enter in to our system and the pattern of the question paper can change so that students can answer the questions if they know how to apply the knowledge they possess instead of just mugging up all formulae which we can hardly remember.
I do agree that technology is moving forward in the right direction in the right time with a right purpose with right attitude. I wish it will go further which can help our further generations. All of this i could say with the way i see the things and the way I understand them and there exists a contrary.