Every country has a different education system and different policies surrounding it. Countries also have problems regarding how to choose a good policy which can contribute to improving the education system. A strong education system strengthens a country and contributes to its development.
Now, if we talk about our Indian education system, it has some positives and negatives, issues and challenges which I’ll try to discuss in this article.
- Universal Syllabus: Between different examination boards there is a distinct difference in the syllabus. What one student learns in Class 10, another student could very well be taught in Class 12. There is a lack of consistency across boards and even universities because of which two students are never at the same level. If we take steps to remove this hurdle, every student has a chance to compete and progress, in the classroom and during employment opportunities as well.
- The content of Syllabus: The second problem is that the syllabus of different subjects is not really helpful in making a student understand a topic in its entirety. It just covers the basics for the student to repeat during exams. I feel that faculty members of schools should be involved in deciding the syllabus so that it is a good mix of theoretical and practical content.
- Lack of faculty: In many government schools in rural and urban areas there still a glaring lack of resourceful and trained faculty who can impart children with high-quality education. This obviously adversely affects a student’s outlook towards education as well.
In some aspects methods of imparting education also need a close introspection because teachers need to help students acquire skills according to the changing times. This is not the work of a few people, and there needs to be a transformation initiated within the system which would require policymakers and educators to work in collaboration to actually bring about a positive change.