‘Education is the soul of society which passes from one generation to another’- Keith Chesterton.
As the quote suggests, education is the soul of society. Confusing as it seems but it is the reality. Education isn’t a simple term which just means bookish knowledge; instead it is a comprehensive term comprising broader aspects like Culture, Civilization, Thinking Skills, Mindset, and all. These factors together give the reflexion of a society. So despite being affluent, if a society lacks education, it is not regarded to be a standard one.
Through my article, I don’t intend to question the Merits, Skills and Capabilities of our society, but I just want to throw some light upon the prevailing layer of dust over it. Coming straight to the point, let us contemplate about where exactly lies the problem. Do we lack the basic infrastructure needed for the education? No. We certainly have several well to do structures and time to time, our government keeps allocating some funds for the maintenance (Or maybe to fill the pockets of the management). Do we lack talent and merit in our children? Well the truth is that we probably have ample amount of that. Then what is the problem? The problem is although very complex but in some ways it is the lack of capable teachers and efficient administration simultaneously. Looking back in the time we can observe that change of government in our state brought flood of vacancies in our state but along came the atrocities, atrocities in the recruitment of efficient teachers. Corruption became rampant and the vote bank policy of the government made her blindfolded towards it. ‘Corruption is a rodent which eats up the system slowly’ and in a crucial sector like education, it was no less than a social hazard.
The basic education provides the solid platform for the whole carrier but unfortunately, this only is the most fragile segment of our society. To check the potent of the teachers, if they are made to face the board exams of CBSE fairly, more than 80% will fail there for sure. So, what will they actually impart to our society? Some teachers complain that students are not willing to study. The best answer is that even you were not willing to study at that age. It is the duty of a teacher to raise the interest in them. Moreover a student is like a clay pot that can be moulded & shielded in any shape. The seldom meritorious teachers are unable to teach due to the pathetic base of students. Moreover those who are talented among the new recruits are not zestful due to the meagre sum that they draw. They are continuing to teach just in a hope of betterment of conditions in future, lest they shall resign for sure. A salary of 12k for the talented ones and a salary of 40k+ for ill efficient ones is totally Unjust. Why to have this kind of segregation and partiality; just because of their financial obligationsRead more