Enough of Arguments,debates and discussions have been done on our Indian educational system, and i hope you all know how our educational system is. I am tooo tired of complaining against this, so i don’t want to talk about it anymore.
Albert Einstein once said,
” The purpose of Education is to train the mind to think “
When? and where? have we been allowed to think ??? (sigh) It kindles the age long agony in my heart.
When i joined the college, i was thinking that College would be something different, where we need not memorize things like as we do in schools. Hmmm.. no way, it is worse than that. Nothing made me think al through this 3 years of college life. (Of course Mathematics the Queen of all sciences has some exception)
And most of the students doesn’t seem to be worried about this at all, all they need is a JOB at the end of their college course. So this wild goose chase after money never ends. You may ask who does’t need money? But, are you going to earn millions with this education you have got, which haven’t served it’s purpose at all.
Winston Churchill once said,
I began my education at a very early age – in fact, right after I left college.
So this is what going to happen for us too, we will begin to think and learn only after we leave our college, that’s when we face the real life.
What R. Buckminster Fuller said is much more interesting, he said.,
If I ran a school, I’d give the average grade to the ones who gave me all the right answers, for being good parrots. I’d give the top grades to those who made a lot of mistakes and told me about them, and then told me what they learned from them.
Even if i run a school, i’ll do the same thing. People should learn something for their life and something which they would use practically in their real life, only then i would say the Education has really served its purpose. After all we know that Albert Einstein said,
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
Have you ever given a thought, why there are not much noteworthy Scientists in our India? Here people are good at doing things systematically, but what happens when asked to develop or invent something on our own?? First thing we do is to see whether anyone have done it already and is there a way to claim it as ours? Is this what Education means? Is this the purpose why we go to Schools and colleges for education?
I shouldn’t blame much on Education alone, as i know scientists are paid much less in India when compared to foreign countries. So who wants to squeeze up their minds THINKING just to get that poor salary.
We are not educated with what we need, and what we do has no relevance with what we learnt. So this is Education all about, you learn, you write the exams, you forget, you get the degree you get the job and then comes the important criteria Your Employer will train you(rather educating, we know we are already educated 😛 ) for the job and finally you make-up your living.
And finally the question still persists, The purpose of Education, is it Served??
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