Disadvantages of Existing Education system and Vision
Nowadays education has become a burden on student as well as the parents because the current education system has lost its value and importance and is converting into a series of problems. Education system, which leads nowhere, has disturbed the peaceful lives of parents and students. This is the time to concentrate seriously on the following problems as well as the solution –
Education Institutions :- Today, in India, 95% Education Institutions are not following the rules framed by the education department. The school’s size, seating arrangements, polluted surroundings, less light, dirty drinking water, absence of playground and other activities are causing the students to have started hating their schools.
Timings :- The timings of an Education Institution are very important. Today, whether the medium is Hindi or English, the timings are Morning 7 : 00 AM to 1:30 PM which is totally wrong. The students studying in these morning schools have to get up at 6 o’clock in the morning to reach the school at 7 o’clock. In the modern lifestyle, students tend to sleep at night at about 11 o’clock which shows that the student is getting a sleep of only 7 hours in the age when medical science recommends a sleep of 10 hours for them. In such a case, it is not surprising that the student is coming out to be a diseased person with diseases such as partial blindness, heart diseases etc. which come out because of lack of sleep. Many children, after coming from school, start sleeping because the body has to complete its sleep, secondly, after coming to home from 1 o’clock, they don’t have any other option left. In most cases, nobody is at home this time because the parents have gone to work and in such cases, servants and relatives take disadvantage of the situation. If the child runs into a habit of sleeping at day in the first 15 – 16 years of his life, we can understand that how much hardworking will he be in the coming years of his life. He will not be able to work physically and mentally in the working hours of his office. If he is educated in the period of 10 to 5 in the day, then his sleep and health will be good and they will tend to do more work in this period efficiently. This is the cause of the modern generation’s failure. In a country where Governmental and Non-governmental offices have a working time of 10 to 5, how could the education hours of such a country be 7 to 1 ?
Less Education More Homework: – The system of teaching with interest and making understood the subject is slowly finishing in the Present School Education system. Teachers are only teaching as a formality and are over burdening the child with homework, completing which is a new duty for the students as well as the parents. Firstly, it is over burdening on the child and secondly, it is destroying the family environment. Parents cannot go into Public functions because the homework is not completed. The students are not able to enjoy their childhood because the homework is not completed. Teachers have left the job of teaching the students to the parents whilst a teacher’s duty is described as the following in the religious books –
Leaving of the duty of teaching on the parents or the student is the sign of subordination of the teacher, principal and the Education Institution.
This homework named system has destroyed the peaceful environment of numerous families, numerous lives are affected by this disease, numerous have got divorces and many more are experiencing a pressure full life for the sake of this homework. Indian government needs to have a survey on national basis for this regard so that it may be clear that the existence of homework is in favor of the country or not. Homework is destroying the childhood of children, they are not allowed to play, have pleasure, see TV or meet with their friends because the homework is not yet done. Our life’s best memory is the pleasant time we have spent with our parents but can the coming generation say this ? The relationship between parents and children is being developed in an environment of bitterness. These children, when grown up, show their anger and the parents say that the current generation does not respect the parents. We put emphasis on the thought that when did we let them live ? Our feelings may be right but the way of execution is definitely wrong. Nor the children, nor the parents are the culprits in this, the real culprit is the education system which we have been blindly following without thinking that in which way we are going, we are going in the opposite direction of our goal with a feeling of reaching as fast as we can there. Truly, we are increasing our distance from the goal with every next step we take, wrong direction has forced us to suffer. We have to minutely examine the children’s feelings, interests and their problems, unfortunately many parents believe that the children have no problems, this is wrong. The children have their own problems, which are up to their mark. I still think of the moment when my parents used to say that a child’s life is the best, they do not have any tension or any problem. I used to mourn over their thinking that why don’t they understand our problems ? Our main problems used to be somewhat like this that we have bat, but not the ball or else the match could have been played. The kite is there but not the string. The hockey is present but the ball absent, the football is in front of us but without air and there is everything but father is at home today. How good it could have been if parents understood our small problems and helped to solve them and then have expected something from us, we could have fulfilled it in a way that our parents would have been thoroughly satisfied with us and a childhood based on a healthy relationship would have been progressed on a pleasure giving future.
Education System: – The Present Education system has reached a mark where it is regarded as sulky and boring and it is limited to mumble up the answers and to write the them in the examination. If, after the examination, the answers are asked from the examinee, he does not know them. He forgets everything mumbled up. Percentage and division comes but knowledge does not, this is the cause why the students are being educated but only in papers, in reality they do not have any knowledge of the subject. Entry examinations occur in every service which are based on objective pattern, this is where all the mumbled knowledge gives up because objective answers cannot be mumbled up. How can the education be of mumbling up in a country where the selection examinations are of objective pattern ? This is the same thing that we give training of football and play the match of cricket, results are expected. It is not necessary but essential to provide future base education to the children to survive in Neck to neck competitive life.
Convent Culture : – People are having a craze of convent culture nowadays without knowing the meaning of convent. They are blindly following the convent culture. How it came into society is an interesting story. Near about 600 years ago, Europeans were badly suffering for food and were unable to afford their children so they left them in the church and rang the bell. Then the priest took them and looked after them in church. After sometime there were a large number of orphans assembled in the church, so the church authority decided to provide them school for education so those schools were called Convent Schools. Still they are working under churches all over world. But people feel proud to admit their child in a convent school. Even few people started the school in the memory of their parents with the name of convent. So, the convent is an institution for the orphans, not for respectable families.
School and sports activities: – Today, sports activities in schools are almost finished by the cause of which the mental and physical development of the child has stopped. Sports and games generate a feeling of competition in the children and strengthen it. Sports generate sportsman spirit in the child, the ability to take decisions according to the situations and to struggle in situations that do not favor them. Every game is played with rules and that is why the child’s brain makes him to think in a positive way. Playing regularly keeps the body fit, a fit body has a healthy mind and thoughts come in a healthy mind only. Play increases the strength of a child. What will we do of doctors that are themselves sick and how will engineers that themselves cannot stand make stand huge buildings stand ? This field of sports also opens a route for the children leading them to a golden future. Indian hockey team’s captain Dhanraj Pillay and Dilip Tirkey are officers in Indian Airlines whereas ex – women hockey captain Madhu Yadav of Jabalpur is an officer in Indian Railways, and in the same way, all players of National and state level are serving on various posts in various governmental and non – governmental companies. India’s sports policy has a special quota for players in services in which players that perform well are given place. If a player performs exceptionally well at state, national or international level, his gate of Golden Future opens. If we are leaving out such an important field, it means that we are not doing justice with the young generation. It would be regarded as a tragedy for a country that is hosting the 2010 Commonwealth Games and its education pattern gives no importance to Games and sports.
Education of Social Values: – Education system today lacks Social Values, even the national priorities are ignored by the schools. Today, the biggest constitutional duty of the people is to strengthen India’s unity. The country’s education should be based on a feeling of respect for every religion but the schools are dividing the people into sects and educating them. Christian schools are giving Catholic education, Muslim Schools are based on strong Islam and Hindu Schools are following the policy of ‘Hindutva’. If the main education is only divided into sects, how will the feeling of nationality develop in a student ? This is the same thing that we had sown the seed of thorns and expects flowers and fruits to come. We have to include National Priorities in our Education System, that would be when the education system will be able to produce secular citizens and theses secular citizens will strengthen the country’s religious unity.
Creative Art and Activities: – The addition of Creative Activities in Education is not seen nowadays in which gardening, art, craft, origami, music, writing, skits etc. are the subjects in which the interest of the child can be developed. It is not necessary that every student, makes his future by the means of studies, every child has different skills. The education of various fields enables him to move forward in his area of interest in which he can shape his career. Today, the need of Musicians, Artists, Players, Writers, Painters is many times more than the need of service men. Can this education system, in future, bet to give Sachin Tendulkar, Yash Chopra, A.R. Rahman, Harishankar Parsai, Vinod Dua, P.T. Usha, Leander Paes, Mahatma Gandhi or Vallabhai Patel ?
Today, parents give their strong decision on this regard and think on developing the Child thoroughly, mentally and physically in time, ask the children that are they satisfied with their education, school and other activities ? If not, then it must be thought about the options soon because the results of work done without interest will not be good and satisfactory.
Gandharv Education Development Society