It has been rightly said that Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. And it has been noted that after freedom and justice, education is very important. It is only through this education that freedom and justice can be maintained permanently. Majority of the Indians live in villages and lots of schools have been set up in rural areas to educate these children. But all the efforts are in vain as the education system in rural areas is not carried out in the right direction.
Problems in rural Schools:
The main cause of this is that only 50% of the children attend the school and the teachers attending these schools are also less. Quality education is not imparted to the children as there is shortage of textbooks and even learning matter in these schools. Extra activities like science exhibitions, workshops, educational fairs, and science fairs are never conducted in these schools. The other drawback in these rural schools is that there are no proper practical labs for the children to perform the experiments in various subjects like biology, physics and chemistry.
Education is a vital tool that helps to reduce poverty and unemployment. The level of education system in India is not acceptable as students studying in private schools are benefitted by superior education. It is necessary to develop a uniform education system for one and all so that all the children are benefitted by it. For this to take place the infrastructure facilities must develop and more finance should be set apart for the rural schools by the state government to develop them. The other factors that must be taken care of include proper and frequent transportation, hygienic transportation, exposure to extra-curricular activities and technology.
Another main problem that occurs in rural schools is malpractices and negligence's to many aspects of education. Thereby, it causes a lot of loss to the children who are interested to study. The children are not encouraged to take part in any extracurricular activities and the quality of teaching is also not good. Sometimes the rural schools present in different locations the parents hesitate to send their children so far and the children are unable to attend the school. For this more schools must be constructed at nearby places for children to study.
Steps to be taken:
It is up to the government to take a step forward and provide quality education to the children. They must also take care of their food, shelter and clothing so that with this powerful weapon "“Education they can transform the destiny of a nation apart from one's personal growth. It has also been strongly believed by the government that the majority of students that contribute to the growth of the nation are from rural areas. Hence, they must be provided with all the benefits like free food, free books and free education. So that the students excel in life and make use of this education system as a blessing in their life and improve the nation's literacy rate in rural areas.