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Education system needs an overhaul

Filed on November 26, 2019 | Last updated on November 26, 2019 at 07.11 pm

The Indian government's decision to do away with exams is really a good one (Soon, no more exams in Indian schools; KT, Nov 25). As a mother, I don't want my children to take any wrong step to escape exams. Of course, exam-time is stressful for our young minds. Friends become competitors, and playtime reduces drastically. And all this for securing good grades and marks in examinations. But why should we use such a system to label them, and see their worth through assessment. Not all kids are good at the subjects offered in school, so why should they be compared based on it. Every child is unique, and our education system should try and bring out the best in everyone through different ways.

-Swati, KT website

Indian school curriculum and system of education puts a lot of pressure on kids, and they continue to learn what their parents learnt at school. The world has grown leaps and bounds but our books haven't changed one bit. Our kids continue to learn the same chapters as we did. For instance, they are learning about ancient Indian civilization, but have no clue about the present government and legislation. They know zilch about the revised laws and regulations in India. Besides, we are not seeing more focus on computers - a subject that is driving much of the progress in the world and would be important for some of the industries of the future. In a generation that values technology so much, tech-education in schools is missing.

-Name withheld on request


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