Education As A Basic Necessity

As per our knowledge the basic necessity of any human being is food, shelter and clothing. And in this raw new element has been added and that is ‘Education’. Not every other man in India is educated and that’s the drawback of this country. As to survive in this hugely populated country one need to have proper education to be in a good post.

Before the companies used to call the people to join them and now it’s totally upside down. As, for a single post 1000s of people apply. It has become a hunky dowry situation in which not everyone get a chance. When there is the availability of the various jobs in the field that we like, the problem here is the number of applicants applying for the same.

When it’s the situation of inflation the economy takes a different turn and only the eligible one is able to survive. There are many B. Tech graduates or MBA graduates, many people go for Masters in some foreign countries and also few opt for PHD’s. The number of highly educated person is increasing day by day and the people who are illiterate have no chance to fit in this changing world.
It’s been said that after few years the number of the people below 31 years will be more than the rest. That is there will be more number of youth which means that the competition will be more and thus, everyone needs to be the best in what they do in order to survive.

In India the family depends on the males but as of now even though the female is contributing to the family it’s not enough and so here the question arises as to where have we gone wrong.

A New Industry: Education

From the past few decades India has gone through several changes. Many new companies came into existence and many industries were tapped, compared to the previous ones. It is true, that the companies have been an asset for the country but, till which extent? It’s not that they are not contributing to the GDP of the nation. But, the question here is that by how much percent.
In the present scenario when the world is facing different economic changes it’s hard to define which company is more beneficial as, at one point of time you are in the top and at the very moment somebody else has taken your place
Education has also evolved as the part of this world. Where, there are many competitors trying to win over the other. Before there used to be only few institutes for which common people had to struggle to get admissions. Now there are plenty of it and now, people needs to select where they want to get admission. Options are available but the thing is which one is good for you. The institutes offer different courses in every field that you can think of. And every institute promises that they are offering the best.

The matter of fact is that education has become a new trend now, and every Tom, Dick and Harry is running their own institutes. It’s really hard to find out which one is fake. Every now and then there are advertisements showcasing the facilities that they provide and what all benefits that others can get. Primary motive is not what kind of quality education that they are providing but, what profit that they are going to earn.

We need to be alert in choosing the best for us.

Should we consolidate the different boards in education?

India having a population of approx. 1.27 bn with 29 states and 7 union teritorries is currently having 30+ examination boards across the country. This gives rise to a lot of advantage and disadvantage of having different examination boards. A student studying in a different board might have to change to some other board for his/her higher studies which might be beneficial or harmful for him/her. The consolidation of different boards into one single board has always been a big discussion in our country. Some of the following points is to be noted before jumping into a decision of consolidation of boards:

  • The single board option is appealing because it provides a tidy bureaucratic solution to what appears to be a messy problem.
  • Consolidation would concentrate expertise and investment in research and development in a single institution, be more conductive of sharing of best practices, avoid the unnecessary replication of functions across multiple boards and allow for greater economies of scale. 
  • Differences are bound to happen if we operate too many boards at the same time. Certainly there are some drawbacks. But if it is introduced universally in all sections of the country, it will work well. We can get the whole nation, Kashmir to Kanyakumari, together using this system. Addition taught in Kanyakumari will be the same as addition taught in Kashmir. 
  • The stress levels that parents have when their children are really small, about whether to put them in SSC or ICSE or IGCSE or any other board, are really high. Young parents are very confused. So having a universal board will be good.
  • One board is a great idea because if we look into it, every board deals with the same topics and concepts, only the approaches are different, so in that case we are wasting a lot of resources and time. Today, if a student wants to join a certain course, they have to go through a competitive exam because they all come from different boards. Once we have one board, a lot of issues such as college admissions will be solved and everybody will be on one level.
  • Every school has its own idea of judging or assessing a child. So when we are consolidating the exam board on what basis will be the child assessed. Will it be by his own school’s result and how could we actually assess the results of the school.And if assessed who is going to judge it and on what scale, so a lot of things comes into picture when we think of consolidation of different boards. 
  • If we try to make one single board, one big question is to bridge the gap between rural and urban population standards. We cannot lower the standards of the urban lot and we cannot raise the standards of the rural lot. At the same time, finding teachers for both the urban and rural areas will be a big problem.