ii.Obsolete ways of teachings
iii.Learns new and higher level concepts, when the lower level concepts/extreme basics are not cleared properly.
iv.Some students get humiliated when he/she fails to understand an entire subject and beliefs on the teacher who says ‘you are not good at this subject’ or ‘you don’t have brains to understand this subject’. And then the student declares publicly, for instance, ‘I am not good at mathematics’
v.The theories and the concepts taught are not taught by relating to the current happenings in the world or by showing the implementations on the global stage. For instance, when Govt. of India launched ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) what impact will it have on Individual’s wealth/savings’ or when, ‘after the RBI Governor, Raghuram Govind Rajan, is appointed, why he felt that CRR(Cash Reserve Ratio) should remain 4% ?’ or ‘what impact will GST(Goods and Service Tax) (Considered as the biggest tax reform) have on India’s Economy ?’ – these all topics can be very easily discussed in a 12th standard class of Economics but, unfortunately, it is never done.
vi. ‘Lack of Disciplined way of learning/teaching/acquiring education’-
I personally consider the word ‘Discipline’ very significant and when it comes to education, I just can’t ignore it. Indian schools, when a concept/theory is taught, the walls witness murmurs, lack of attention, and lack of questions from the side of the students. We want questions from the students, not mere pillars receiving an education. As Einstein said ‘The most stupid question is the one not asked’. But, yet teachers say ‘Stop asking stupid questions’. When in a library, lack of ‘pin drop’ silence, lack of students’ interest, most of the students come to the library not because they want to read or study/issue books but, because they are having a library period now, and they have to go.
vii.Learns the bulk of stuff, but, fails to understand, how will it help or what use this knowledge have in the latter stage of life?
For instance, a guy who is determined to be Writer (General), fails to understand how will ‘Log’, ‘Trigonometry’, ‘Vector’, ‘Hyperbola’, ‘Permutation’, ‘Production Possibility Curve’, ‘Balance Sheet’, ‘Working Capital’, ‘Carbon Compounds’, ‘Periodic Tables’ ‘Refraction’, ‘Microorganism’ ‘Binary Fusion’ ‘World War I/II’, ‘George Washington’, ‘Newton’, ‘Adam Smith’, ‘Henry Fayol’, ‘Louis Pasteur’, ‘BR Ambedkar’ help him. I am sure you can explain to him how some are important, if not all.
viii.Lack of specialisation- It has been seen that a student, for instance, secure 7.2 CGPA in class 10, when he studies all the subjects, without any specialised stream, gets 88.8% in class 12 when he studies a specialised stream, say, commerce. When a student passes out 10+2 he/she is not specialised in any subject. 12 years, a waste. Does it take 12 years to learn basics? Along with the general subjects, a student should be allowed to do a specialised study in any subject, for which he will be given a certificate after successful completion. The subject may be, Creative Writing, Architecture, Paintings, Constitution, and Career Counselling etc.
ix.Lack of awareness- I think this as a serious blunder. And I find it most on the parents’ part, for which their wards suffer. Once, when I asked my friend, “why you chose Science stream in your 10+2?” he replied because my father told me that there are fewer career opportunities in commerce stream. I was really shocked by my friend’s reply and getting to know how ignorant he was. Maximum students after class 10 take science, assuming that it will provide them with brilliant career opportunities even if everything goes wrong. And then after 10+2 maximum students who took science in 10+2 take admission for B.Com/BA in a college. This sounds ridiculous. This shows that people are still sophomoric in deciding their career.
x.Business Motive- I learnt that schools come under Non-Profit organisations, but, I never realised that. The profit of the school is not recorded as ‘Profit’ but, ‘Surplus’. The schools try to fill their seats; no schools want their seats to be vacant. Please understand, 1 student= Rs.1000 (approx.)x12= Rs 12000. 1 vacant seat means 12000 losses. Now, the schools which produce students of 90% marks are not going to fill their seats anyhow. They will fix their cut-offs high, the creme de la creme students will apply, most of them will get through. Now, in the same school, some students or, at least, one, with around 60-70% marks will get through. How? The teacher, probably the most important one, whom the schools need, will gather support from other teachers and will jointly appeal to the principal to admit that student, chiefly also because he is a home student/student of the same school. But, an outside student with 80% marks will not get through. There are some schools, which will mandate you to purchase uniforms / books from a specific shop, exclusively available, because, at the end of the day, the school will get a commission. Some schools, who want to do the business in a more profitable manner will sell their books/uniforms in their schools only and will make it mandatory for the students to purchase it from there only. In other languages, they will open many variety shops within the school campus. The students now a day, are no more the ‘students’ for the school but, are ‘clients’ or ‘customers’ who rarely gets their Value For Money (VFM).