A Student’s Rant About Our Education


Woah, thank you for choosing to visit my timeline! I feel excited and responsible every time you come here. And guess who’s happy? It’s me! A while ago, my semester exams finally got cancelled. 

If a crisis shows up, my trust in the college for the notifications will be forever dissatisfactory. LMAO! And I learnt the importance of reliance.

Anyways let’s start the new week with reliance on ourselves -The condition of relying on our potential.

“The state of reliance isn’t walking into a room thinking you are better than everyone; it’s walking in not having to compare yourself to anyone at all.” I hope you have a reliance filled week ahead. Happy reading!

In today’s blog, you’ll read my rant about education. Last week, while browsing on the internet, I was upset that the students are not receiving the knowledge and enlightenment of schooling right from pre-kindergarten to higher institutions. Now it’s not something new. All of us make a fuss about the formal educations that we receive.

Everyone would agree that the efficacy of the themes involved in the curriculum is the disparity of incompetencies compared to foreign lands. Yes, one hundred per cent. You and I have been or going through these phases right now.

Once A.P.J. Abdul Kalam said, “Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.”

Education is not a privilege. It is a human right. Anywhere around India, we’d have come across the above public statement. But what is education to people living here?

In India, during the construction of the constitution, the Government reserved one of the fundamental rights for education. The retrospection was to tackle poverty with literacy. 

To begin with, if you decipher education to other countries, it is a science of processing of imparting or acquiring general knowledge. It develops the powers of reasoning and judgment skills through instructions, training and study. Besides, it individually helps prepare oneself for mature life. 

In addition, if you get to the bottom of Indian ideologies, education is an instrument to progress in the family lineage. In today’s day and age, education is a serious business. In simple words, education is costly for lower and middle-class families. But the parents decide the mode of the syllabus while the baby is in the womb. 

Furthermore, the teachers decide an individual’s potential or capacity solely through the marks system by ignoring creativity and innovation. There is no room for flair or finesse in one’s interest. Once you complete schooling, the traditional way to pick a course or college is by acknowledging the highest-paid occupation and the rank given by the society.

‘Engineering and Doctor’ is a new trendsetter. Parents spend lakhs together for their children to crack the entrances. The universities offer admission hingeing on money over scores. In conclusion, none of these struggle benefits in employment exceptional of few courses. 

Statistically, observing the placements of jobs, fewer graduates are allotted in a company following their degree. 

The rest finds a job and gets equipped with it.

Career counselling has no scope to play in the world of education. People don’t know about these psychological fields and experts existing in India. Moreover, the children’s opinions and choices have zero importance. 

Now you might wonder that’s the regular standard lifestyle of any individual living in India. But let’s talk about the plight of individuals who quest to seek practical guidance. What do you think? Do these requirements qualify for surplus elective programs in jobs? Or the standards are high unnecessarily?

I am disappointed with the Indian education system’s hierarchical distribution of courses. All around India, numerous colleges offer engineering and medical programmes. And commerce fields have their prestige if one opts for CA. Alongside, arts and humanities are residual academies for Indians.

Either way, the requirement to enrol in any developed country apart from India makes it hard on any student due to a lack of practical knowledge. The practice of learning theory with definitions and diagrams distinguishes poor proficiency with the fluidity of the subject.

It suggests that cognitive skills and problem-solving directly affects risk in perception and vulnerability reduction in knowledge. Right now, due to the COVID strike, every educational institution is working on online mode. And internships are in huge demand.

And the universities are encouraging students to use the opportunity for internships. The major drawback is that colleges are forcing many students to promote trinkets on social media platforms identified as marketing. And colleges taking into consideration that these internships are valid is disappointing.

Now that’s not practical education. Students need to get exposed to their subjects, which involves working in distinct sections concerning their courses to understand the depth and level of curiosity and interest in the concepts. 

We are in the wrong direction of education. It does not supply the fulfilment of the knowledge. Last night, I was reading the biography book of A.P.J Abdul Kalam. I was amazed by the respect and worship that Kalam had for his teachers and professors. 

One particular demonstration by his teacher aspired him to become a pilot. His teacher’s incredible potential to explain the science behind flights using sea birds in Rameshwaram triggered his interest to dream higher.

There are no teachers except for a few who are coming forward to teach with passion. Some prefer to choose the profession of teaching to make an impact in a child’s life. 

If you read that book for every page, you will find mentions of the teacher who inspired to mould Kalam. As a society, Government, institutions, students and teachers, we have failed to design education to benefit and empower students to build a community that helps one another grow. 

Education is freedom. It comes in every form of craftsmanship. I hope we get to work on vital changes in education that promotes every field and gives a wide range of options for the students to unravel their true potential and capacity. 

I didn’t sight any differences comparing any countries. The reason is simple. I don’t hope for our country to follow or adapt anything from other foreign lands. 

Instead, we need to build and work on everything that seems to be a shortcoming in our procedural education. What do you think about it?

PS: These thoughts are constantly running over my head. What are your observations on the Indian education system? Comment below your thoughts. And I hope you have a great week ahead. More love!

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