The Indian education system is in need of several reformations. With passing years the changes made in the education system have only proved detrimental to the cerebral as well as physical development of students. There is a huge level of difference between students from rural areas and urban areas. While it is obvious that, students from rural areas are the most deprived but it is also pretty shocking that students from private schools are also not benefiting much from the central education system.
Huge Problems in the Right to Education Act:
One of the clauses of this act is to allow students to be automatically promoted to the next grade without any test whatsoever till the 8th Grade. This has caused a huge problem in the education of students. As students who donât get the rudimentary skills to pass the grade are promoted to the next level, they fail to understand the concepts and end up dropping out of school as they get de-motivated.Â This clause has a serious flaw. If students arenât tested, then whatever problems that they face will never be revealed as a result teachers will not be able to help them overcome their problems. With such a clause there is no point in education when the kid aims to graduate by not understanding the concepts but by simply memorizing.
Little to no attention paid to physical education:
Another serious detrimental effect on a childâs development is when the kid is not exposed to physical exercise. Many schools in India pay very little attention to Physical Education. As the main focus of every school is to ace the CBSE or the ICSE examination, the schools donât pay any attention towards their studentâs health. Schools are meant to provide overall education to their students. Physical Education is a major part of a childâs development and it should not be ignored.
Students need to be physically active as it has a direct impact of their mental capabilities. Therefore there is a strict need for reformation in this area of education as well.
Deficiency at the level of praxis:
As each school focuses on having the best Board Examination Result for its students, the overall education of the students gets completely sidelined. The method of teaching adopted by most teachers is not to help the students understand the concept but to make them memorize it. As a result many students can only recite their concepts but are incapable of applying them in everyday life.
While it is true, that the literacy rate of the country has increased at a very high rate ever since independence, however, there are still many changes to be made in the education system to also raise the IQ level of its students. This is especially true in the case of government schools which are in a situation of severe depravity. These schools need better teachers and an even better infrastructure. Therefore, one can see that the education system in India needs reformation at many levels. These changes should not be taken lightly. After all, youth is the future of the country and the future can only be bright if the youth is bright.