What are studies? Reading and knowing about the subject you like! Isn’t it supposed to be like that? Well it isn’t here in India, at least in West Bengal.
Who am I? I am a science student in 12th standard with a PCM background! Now I love doing Math! Some of you may find this weird but I’m not joking around here. Some of you may know I’m also a mediocre Rhythm Guitarist whose talent got suppressed not for the lack of Talent but due to lack of time what he devoted to studies! Now I am also an intelligent learner, a quite interesting case in this field, I’d like to call myself creative and learn that way too; by making a formula like me, making up my own terms for reminding them! My own rules! This country doesn’t encourage it!
What’s so good about America or as a matter of fact some other foreign countries that their studies are project based! You have to do a project or something with a lot of details about the subject you are studying. This leads to two things
1. The freedom to make studies your own way, the creativity I was talking about. And
2. More time to have a life other than in the text books!
What Indian boards do, they introduce us to syllabuses which actually mentally abuses a creative mind! They’ll introduce you to formulas which you have to remember to get a sum done, not for applying in real life and information which you will have to be able to give out whenever asked without even knowing why you are doing this? Are we gonna use them when we die?
Now I know that a poor country like India can not afford such a modern kind of education system with projects and all since all the money is eaten up by fat butt politicians, but they still can introduce some private schools which encourages experimental studies and give away marks on projects. And wish this system of giving marks would have been allowed at boards too! I study at a private school, for which I have to pay 26000 at least a year more or less. I expect my freedom of learning!
Oh and those who are thinking of our practical exams, teachers encourage us only to copy the records and the exams lack encouragement, and obviously the scores given away( just 20 out of hundred) is not something a student would work hard for. A student will not want to know what is he doing with all the tools and the wires or colored chemicals when all he gets is 20. More over, many teachers from many schools( and I’ve heard of everywhere) give away marks like 18, 19 so easily without
bothering that the student only is interested to copy the darn records! That’s it! They got 18! What more do you want?
They do not encourage creativity, you suck if you can’t answer correctly. It doesn’t matter if you’ve raised an arguable point, its clean and simple. That is not what is written in the book!
Student suicides have risen up a lot in the past six years! read this —> SUICIDE
If not acted soon they’ll grow bigger, unless you are desperate for a decrease in population. Parents too are responsible! Some pretty sincere parents too only listen to the teachers in case of studies! Did you guys check out if your kid lacked inspiration or not? Why the hell he/she is hating the school books?
I can’t change the system alone! If this is what education is I’d rather go with Pink Floyd on this one -” We don’t need no Education!”