“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world”
Education is regarded as one of the fundamental needs of people like they need food, clothes and home. However the light of education has not yet litted every corners of the world. In many places of the world, education still remain elusive.
So, UNESCO has adopted a movement called EFA (Education for All) to instill education in every part of the world. In accordance with this, India too has launched similar scheme named as Sarva Sikha Abhiyan (SSA) . Its goal is to foster primary education in remote villages and undeveloped regions. Under the umbrella of the same scheme government has also launched Mid day meal to encourage schooling. However the fact of the matter is that the scheme has not yet produced best results. There are many major challenges and issues with our education system which we need to overcome to garner better results.
Education is a vital means for the potentialities of human being to emerge in a positive direction so that a man can live in the society in full dignity and can mould the habits, tastes and character of individuals, living in society by imparting knowledge and information. Education breaks the barrier and make knowledge accessible to anyone. It helps to fight with poverty, unemployment etc. However in India poverty remains a major problem that hinders the growth of education system in a detrimental way. Many people in India can’t afford to send their children to school owing to poverty. Besides, quality education is even more hard to find than we think. Reservation in the system badly affects the quality of teaching and learning. Dearth of employment also demoralizes the budding talents. Education system in India has not quite able to elevate the standard of living in the way it should have considering the brilliant talents and brains we have in our country. The backdated system, corruption and apathy in reformation by the government are one of the pivotal reasons.
From ancient time education is given a huge importance in India. There is a lot of emphasis on spending time on books and learning things academically. There is a lot of pressure to follow the set lanes thorough out your career. And this culture discourages the path to innovation , research and development. That is why we are unable to bring new things and make groundbreaking inventions. For instance in many countries like US, UK etc. students learn things by experimenting and likewise I think that we need to encourage project and practical based learning more because this unlocks the creativity in students’ mind. Besides, we need to value one’s passion a little bit more by inspiring to pursue one’s dream rather than the path that others has set by themselves.
Education should not be just knowing of the facts but it should be a way of all round development of our potentialities and to find the inborn quality that everyone has. Education is an amalgamation of creativity and knowledge. It is the need of the hour that we fathom this idea and then we can rightly approach to ‘Education for all’ .
“Education is not the learning of the facts, but the training of the mind to think”