Asmita: The Education System In India Needs A Push

    • Asmita,
    • Standard: IX-D,
    • D.A.V Public School, Thane,
    • Mumbai.

    • Publish Date: Oct 7 2019 11:28PM
    • |
    • Updated Date: Oct 9 2019 1:23PM
Asmita: The Education System In India Needs A Push

A very important thing everyone must note is that this is not a dig at the education system prevalent in India nor is this article meant to highlight or disparage any particular aspect of education in our country. This is just what I, as a student feel. Consider me as the voice of students in general.

First, I sincerely believe that education in India is not at all bad. We have got IITs, IIMs, AIIMS and so but we get into these colleges after completing our schooling. Here, I am not talking about them, I’m referring to the school education in India which which is not up to the mark in quality.

The ICSE board textbooks are just a notch higher than the other boards out there, but considering that most students in India are not studying in ICSE, it is fair to keep the subject matter limited to education in general. Our education system ranks 99 out of 142 countries in the world, which is humiliating considering the fact that education is usually the topmost priority for most developing countries and that is probably the reason why we're still considered a ‘Third World Nation’.

Recently, I came across a shocking fact that Sri Lanka is ahead of us in the education field. Many people in our country don't have an access to education. Apparently, nearly a third of our population lives in poverty or on a bare subsistence level. Then, there comes the biggest pro at well as con of education system in India: Reservation. Out of the 10000 seats in IIT, 4000 are reserved for the minorities.

Furthermore, there are so many stereotypes about education. Boys are given more preference, generally. Then everyone wants to study science because of various reasons. There's also a stereotype that men are more intelligent than women because they have larger brains.

School teachers teach just for the sake of teaching. We in India study the same thing year after year and you will be surprised to know that what Indians learn in 9th grade is taught to Americans in 5th Grade. In India, if you tell the teacher that you solved a question in a different way, he or she is most likely to chew you out and shout at you for not following his method.

In USA, UK and all the other developed countries, teachers are more flexible. They are patient with the students and really know how to transform learning into something fun and interesting. There's not much content in the textbooks anyway.

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