Today, we live in modern era. You all might be aware regarding current education system of our country. Even you might be knowing education system of foreign countries too. But when we peep into past, education was completely different. Kings were sending their sons and daughters to study at ashrams and gurukuls of various saints for about fifteen years. They were given knowledge regarding holy books, attack and defence with weapons, principles of life and cooking etc; In short there was overall development of student. We can check ourselves that are we developed completely?? Don’t you think we’re incomplete when considering all the aspects of life?? So we must adapt something from past into our existing Education System. Even the proverb says so...
“Old is Gold”
My dream education system is applicable to both schools and colleges in their own different perspective. Starting from soil, education campus (for schools and colleges) would be located at a suitable place. So site selection plays an important role. It would be located ten kilometres away from suburbs of city so that it would be free from all pollutions of city. Thus students will be having green and clean environment. It would assist in learning of student. But facilities like transportation, emergency services and hostel would be available. Today I think many factors highlighted above are being compromised in current schools and colleges, as they are situated in heart of the city; where they might suffer from noise, smog etc. So don’t you think change is necessary?
Currently, average numbers of schools are having teachers who are not even having bachelor’s degree; but are teaching in the primary section of schools. They all are playing with future of bright students. Today education level of many school teachers is being compromised while recruiting them. They do so just to show number of teachers in a school to Government; officers recruit them paying least attention on their abilities. So don’t you think our future is at risk? But my dream education system would be having skilled and experienced faculties. Research has stated that students learn more in their childhood than any other age. So for inducting school teachers’ master degree would be the eligibility criteria. Even though teachers meet the eligibility criteria they need to pass through screening test and interview where they will be judged on basis of their knowledge and express ability. For college faculties doctorate as well as minimum two years of field work would be the eligibility criteria. This is done so that concepts of students are clear only at school level which leads to flawless college study. They would be given enough salary at school and college so that they don’t take any tuition classes. After all teachers add value in student. Even following proverb proves above argument
“Teachers are idol for students”
Friends many of you might be bullied, harassed or scolded without any proper reason. But after all we suffered as they were authoritarian. But in this education system no teachers will be permanent in the school/college. They will be fired if their performance is not satisfactory. Even the principal will not be permanent .It would strictly based on Hire and Fire system. Education system will enrol school students without any donations. College students will be enrolled based on merit only. There will not be any provision for reserved seats and management quota. Of course there would be provision for students with mental and physical disabilities. Don’t you think education should be given only to those who are qualified enough to get it? Don’t you agree that admission shouldn’t be given on Management quota basis? Because if it’s given then financially backward students would be barred from getting into reputed college.
There will be only ten percent of total schools imparting subjects in local language of any state. Rest of schools in the city would be English medium. Currently many students face difficulty in communicating in English. So keeping this problem in mind, above step is taken; so that students will be fluent while dealing with this International language. Other courses including colleges’ curriculum will be compulsory in English. There will not be any compulsion for purchasing books and uniform only from schools. Books will be available from library for college students. For the upliftment of campus facilities funds from NGO’S, Philanthropist and government will be accepted. Don’t you think all this facilities must be availed in our Education Society??
As we know prayers provide energy to our soul. But I’m definitely sure that 98% of colleges’ of our country never make student perform prayers in the campus. Initially college students would laugh by reading this that how can a collegian perform prayer? But are they not students? Don’t they get positive energy from prayers? So, Students of school and college will perform prayers in early session. If we are living and studying in the same country, then we shouldn’t we be given same syllabus for same field students irrespective of state or location?? Hence Syllabus for all schools/ colleges of same courses throughout the country will be same so that every student gets same subject knowledge. Only local language subject will be changing as per the location in schools. School fees will be same throughout the country. Even college fees will be same for same courses. Free education will be given to poor rather than any community and scholarships will be awarded to rankers for their encouragement.
The content which student learns during schools and colleges is very important. So the syllabus for school and college would be decided by a bench of members consisting scientist, industrialist, senior and experienced experts of different fields. Syllabus would be designed starting from history, basics, advances and then to applications. So that students get acquainted with proper subject knowledge. School syllabus would also include subjects adapted from various holy books. Don’t you think our textbooks missed holy chapters from various religious books? Thus in this gamut students would be learning ethics, moral principles and values of life. Even following proverb satisfies above argument:
“School is the second home to students”
So shouldn’t we as a student, demand positive change seeking above points into the ambit of our Education??
Today most of the student whether they are in school or college would be going for tuition classes. But we must ask ourselves: Why we need to go for Extra Classes? Why I’m paying extra? Am I not paying enough attention in school or college? Or I’m not getting enough inputs from them? So in order to solve above drawbacks my dream education system would be having Monday to Saturday working days in both school and colleges. There will not be any tuition classes. Higher, higher secondary and college students will be in campus for total eight hours. Out of these five hours will be for teaching sessions, last two hours will be for practise/exam oriented session and one hour for refreshment/lunch. Working hours for Saturday will be five hours only. Field Subject would be taken from Monday to Friday, while on Saturday they will be having lectures on holy books, aptitude, sports/ yoga sessions, cooking and query sessions. Every lecture will be compulsory from Monday to Saturday for school students. There will be compulsory eighty percent attendances for school students while sixty percent for college students as they are quite mature. Also there will be meeting of parents, teachers and students at the end of every month. Students interested for attending extra coaching classes for entrance examinations on Saturday are welcomed. So by all these, concepts of student will be clear. So they will have bright future. Even aphorism goes in above context:
“Stronger foundation would lead to stronger structure”
Don’t you think we missed such a glorious concept in our college or school??
Currently exam systems are very haphazard and improper. In any exam for students in education system there will be fifty percent theory questions while rest questions will be objective type and M.C.Q. (Multiple Choice Questions). Don’t get happy by reading M.C.Q. Some students use to answer randomly in this type of exams. So to curb that, answer for M.C.Q. should be given along with the reason for choosing that option. Marks for M.C.Q. will be given based on nearness of reason to actual one. So there will not be any negative marking but giving correct reason for choosing that option is mandatory. There will be total 100 marks exam out of which university (Indian) exam will be 60 marks, 20 marks school/ Institute exam and 20 marks will be based on performance in practical, viva, attendance(Monday- Saturday), and assignments. Passing marks for any exam in either school/ college would be 45%. There will be percentage system for results, rather than grading system which uplifts weak student. In many colleges and schools there are percentile and grading system but they don’t give your real performance. So calculating percentage is the best method. University exam will be same for all schools and colleges offering same course. There will be surprise visit of Director of Education Officer (DEO) any time for checking institute and students, as institute holds forty percent power share in results. Don’t you think there should be such visits from DEO to keep our system up-to-date??
I know many students do not know where they made mistake in the exams? What should be the IDEAL way to answer questions? Keeping this lacuna in mind every student will be shown assessed answer sheet of all subjects in front of concerned faculties, if students are interested in order to improve their mistakes in further exams. But students will not be allowed to make comparison among them. Each answer sheets will be examined by two faculties. If any tampering/error are found to be done in answer sheet by faculty for two times, they will be suspended. Don’t you think there should be such level of transparency in our Education System?
There will be semester based system in only colleges. When we keep board exams in only tenth and twelfth what does it means? Only two classes are important? Hence there will be no board in tenth and twelfth as every standard is equally important for schools. Percentage scored by students in higher and higher secondary education (average percent) system will be taken into consideration for taking admission in colleges. Also entrance exam is equally important for admissions. So, seventy percentage of above average percent and thirty percent of marks scored in entrance exam will give merit rank for every admission process in schools and colleges. Entrance exam will consist aptitude, subject reasoning and psychological questions. According to my observation students are not given enough guidance in selecting their career field. Do you think you were given? Thereby, school students will be given coaching seminars so that they became aware regarding future field (Science/Commerce/Arts) and select a field in which they are interested. ATKT (Allowed To Keep Term) system will be there for college students. Student will be detained for one year if they get more than three backlogs. Because getting such backlogs shows they are insincere. Then that student will join next batch after detention is over. During the detention period students need to undergo compulsory Industrial training/ Internship etc. There will also be student exchange programme, so that students get acquainted with foreign culture. Don’t you think we need above things for our bright future?
Every higher secondary school and college student will be given project at the end of semester or year. No doubt today many schools or colleges give project, but the projects are least Intellectual or Innovative. So, project will be based on making working model, field applicable, research type and useful to creatures on this Earth. There will be also vivas and presentation so that a communication skill of students increases. Every final year student of college needs to do Internship after that they will be eligible for campus placements. Do you think we lacked overall development of yourself?? Then, by above all this there will be overall development of students as they had passed through hard and tough education system. Even below saying proves above argument:
“Even Diamond doesn’t glitter until and unless it is polished”