Junaid is Very right in saying that things are Not right with our Indian Education system.
Actually, I had been thinking that Tamil Nadu was very poor in this field, and that Kerala was doing better. Sad to note that things are not much different there, making this really an ‘Indian’ menace.
As we all know, it is not enough to merely note the fact. But Acknowledgement itself is a Great First step.
1. Let us call to Mind that Democracy is Keeping things in check. Once we have noted that the ‘system’ itself is faulty, we should go through to those ‘incharge’ of that.
2. This takes us to Demanding from the School Authorities themselves that we want our Children to ‘Understand’ what they are Speaking!
3. What they are going to say is: “We are under Pressure to ‘Complete’ the Course!” And this takes us back to the ‘system!’
It is Not enough if the syllabus in ‘Engineering’ colleges be reduced to 3-5 from 8-11. …What about the Children in the Formative stages?
Unless WE demand changes in this, it is Not going to happen, and Sufferers would be Our Children, the Future Generations.
PARENTS SHOULD PUT PRESSURE ON THE SCHOOL AUTHORITIES,
THAT CHILDREN SHOULD ‘KNOW’ WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNT,
NOT JUST COME OUT WITH A PIECE OF PAPER CALLED A ‘CERTIFICATE.’
Only this would bring about the Necessary Change.
I asked my kindergarten going brother, randomly a few questions.
Out of which a question was ‘How are you ?’
He said firmly, ‘Fine, Thank You’ without a blink.
അങ്ങനെ വെച്ചാൽ എന്താ? , I asked him next in our mother tongue, malayalam.
(Translation: What does that mean? )
He replied again innocently, much slower this time,
‘Fine , Thank You… it is…’
It took me a while to make him understand my question.
But he didn’t have an answer to it. He kept mum but kept looking at me with a smile and tongue out.
I call this the very fundamental problem with our Indian education system.