ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Wasted Education

These days a lot is being said and heard about the falling academic standards in universities, colleges and schools. The primary cause seems to be the gross neglect of educational standards in schools which has seriously impaired the process of organised intake of knowledge on one hand, and led to a dismal lack of expressional abilities, on the other. This lack remains among students and its consequences are magnified at the undergraduate and higher levels.

After innumerable commissions and committees have studied and recommended various measures, it still appears that some of the basic issues remain unresolved. Education has become mechanical, remains a burden with too many subjects, the teaching process one which lacks rapport between the teacher and the student, and little pleasure in the process of learning. The student seems always in a sort of hurry, and both the teacher and the student seem to lack interest in the subject being taught.
I have seen teachers just reading from the textbooks in the classrooms, recommending their own textbooks to students and worse, giving suggestions before examinations of what questions will come and what the answers expected are. Students naturally lose interest in learning while still scoring high marks in the examination.

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