Archive: January 4, 2022

Education and real life challenges

Education has become almost a cultural practice in modern times. It is now considered an initiation ritual into the modern world. People learn to read and write with the help of formal education. Literacy, which is the ability to read and create, is essential for modern society. In order to ensure that every child has the chance to receive formal education, sending your child to school is a crime in certain parts of the world, particularly in the West. Some governments also help their citizens get formal education by subsidizing the cost or making it free (at least at the basic level).

If you don’t go to school, it is difficult to adapt to the modern world. Education is not a luxury, but a necessity. In fidelity to Platonism’s philosophy, the current attitude towards education seems to suggest that it is better not to be born than to become educated. There is an increasing demand for education in all parts of the globe. Education is a costly endeavor. Parents will give everything to ensure their children are educated. To obtain quality education, some people travel to other countries. Today, formal education is a top priority in our lives.

Despite the widespread acceptance of formal education around the world, the important question that is often overlooked is “What relevance does education have to real life?” To put it another way, how useful is education in solving practical problems? Because the expected effects of education are not present in the lives of many educated individuals, this question must be asked. This is because education has not been able to raise the standard of living for many graduates.

It is important to note that education is not an end in and of itself. This means that education leads to the creation of a product. Without the product, the process is incomplete. The product is what adds value to the means. The product’s quality can tell you a lot about the quality of the process. Education is only a means without an end. Education is meant to serve this end (under ideal circumstances). We can prove that many educated people are not experiencing the expected benefits of education by looking at a sensitive aspect of their lives, their finances.

What percentage of educated people are financially successful? Many graduates struggle to make ends meets throughout their lives. Many people who have graduated from tertiary schools (even the top) are much less successful than those with lower education (academic intelligence, scholarly ability) in their climb to financial success. Maybe financial crises and struggles are more common among educated people. The majority of educated people struggle through their working lives to make ends meet. However, this is often to no avail and they end up as liabilities when they retire.

Education is not able to help graduates manage real-life challenges. This is due to the fact that most people don’t know what education does. Why should we go to school? Why should we go to school? What’s the purpose of education? What is the purpose of education? What are the educational objectives? Why should parents send their kids to school? Education is one the most misunderstood and abused human experiences. If the purpose of education is not understood and clarified, its continued abuse by most people will be unavoidable. Many people go to school wrongly. Parents often send their children to school for the wrong reason. Many people have incorrect notions of the educational goals.

It is important to note that this problem stems from the fact that school was seen as a way to prosper in the early days of its existence in different parts. Because of the abundance of employment opportunities for educated people, this was possible back then. Things have changed dramatically. Today, the unemployment rate among educated people is high in most countries. Education does not guarantee financial success. Education has been a major source of poverty due to the inability of students to learn wealth creation principles.

 

Whither Education – Apathy

The fate of students, educators, and education has not changed in half a century of Indian Independence. When it comes to education and human resource development, the apathy of the power-that-be, which includes a large portion of society, has not diminished. There are still more than four million unemployed educated youths in India.

India claims to be the third largest knowledge country in the world, but this is actually the lowest per-million population. In India, educational institutions reflect the social degradation caused by political might. Campuses that are overpopulated with politicians and self-seekers have seen aberrations become the norm.

Although a noble idea, the dedemocratization of higher education institutions has turned campuses into a slum. These institutions are run by groups that have little regard for academic excellence, honesty or intellectual probity. Unethical and politically-motivated decisions serve a few and are reflections of societal catharsis.

Geographic India, which was consolidated by the British into a polity, has been reorganized into conglomerations consisting of disjointed entities and facsimiles democratic degradation. There is no classic conservative desire for an orderly polity and a commensurate pursuit knowledge on campus. This section of society, regardless of which brand is ruling the country, deserves no respect. They don’t represent an essential service, and they are not considered a national necessity. Education policies are a state subject and suffer from many deformities.

It is a constitutional requirement, but the inability to raise funds and the vested administrative structure have resulted in the growth of fake universities, private businesses, and many makeshift educational centers as well as foreign campuses. Because it is not subject to VAT or other financial restrictions, it has proven to be a very profitable venture with little risk. There are more such institutions in India than colleges. This is a great opportunity to attract knowledge-seeking youth and those who want to move to greener pastures.

The University Grants Commission is a statutory body that formulates policies regarding higher education. It also structures the system, grants, and salary. It is well-known how autonomous the UGC is. It is now a post office. This means that it disburses petty grants. These grants are sanctioned by Central Government. The non-availability and constant complaint of funds is the norm. Administration should recognize that there are ways to reduce the size of the jumbo cabinet as well as expenditures on legislatures in order to feed and educate some villages. The teacher desires to be a ladder that students can climb and scale new heights.

ESMA is invoked by the Central and State governments to stop agitating voices. However, it does not take long to provide benefits for politicians and bureaucrats. It is important to please them in order to maintain a symbiotic equilibrium and to also oblige a few. It has not taken effective steps to stop the industrialization of education. The honorarium and doles in Parliament were quickly doubled, but the 6 percent GDP expenditure on education has been a constant dogma since the Kothari Commission recommendations over forty years ago.

Students from various educational institutions go on strike almost every year, demanding that excessive fees be withdrawn. Only about 13% of the annual university education expenditure is covered by tuition fees. This is a huge industry with the goal of making money. Even though they are intelligent, poor students cannot afford to attend colleges, universities, or other courses. These students may be forced to take on large amounts of debt by banks and financial institutions in order to attend such courses. Tuition fees make up about 15% of all annual expenses for higher education in the USA. Nehru stated that “If all goes well with universities it will be fine with the nation.” Rabindranath Tagore used to compare India’s educated classes to “A second floor in an old building that was built in, but the architect failed to add a staircase between them.”

The country is losing the teaching profession because teachers are unable to compete in society, lack muscle power, and behave differently. They don’t have the guts to be able to work with bureaucrats or institutions. You can be entertained by a teacher with a smile when you hear that they are the nation builders, the best in society and a noble occupation. Next thing you know, teachers will be called cancers in the societal marrow. They will get a salary for no work and crave power. The teacher was the conscience keeper and consultant of society until mid-century. You could recognize him by his worn-out clothes, pale skin, soft voice, and meek behaviour. He was the guru. He was the guru.