Education is the panacea of the root of all evils . The essence of education is enjoyed by both poor and rich alike . The great quotation of the cyclonic Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda ” Education is the manifestation of perfection already in life ” must be remembered .
The education system of India is as poor as church mouse . This degraded , platitudinous , hollowed , eroded , rotten education system should be revamped , rejuvenated and metamorphosed in no time . The outdated , useless education system of India should be uprooted root and branch .
An education system without any moral ethics and patriotic fragrance is advocating the destruction of a country as well as its countrymen surreptitiously .
But the question often stirs our mind that why the India has multiple education system running unabated without any proper cogent logic . It seems impractical to teach the same thing in different boards . There should be a common platform where the same parameters strictly followed . ” One Nation One Education “is really a crying need today like ” One Nation One Ration Card ” .
The new education policy hopefully proves itself efficacious and a beacon for the prospective future . Higher academic qualification fails to bring the educated their daily breads . Hence job-oriented education is the need of the hour . Let us anatomize the subject of our discussion .
Is ‘ Diversity ‘ Good for India ?
Yes , I strongly believe that ‘ Diversity ‘ is a wonderful concept .
Diversity means that each individual , culture , ethnicity ,race , socio- economic status , physical ability , religious beliefs , ideologies is different from each other .
Is ‘ Diversity ‘ good for any particular system ?
No , ‘ Diversity ‘ for any particular system is not at all healthy .
There may be multiple thoughts , multiple ethnicity , race culture and beliefs , but , for any particular system ‘ Diversity ‘ proves itself dangerous and unwanted . ‘ Multiplicity ‘ in any specific system is a menace for its users . A unified system is always required for better future .
Why ‘ Diversity ‘ is Unhealthy for a Specific System ?
‘ Multiplicity ‘ or ‘ Diversity ‘ in any particular system is unwanted for the following reasons :-
1 . Brings Multiple Confusion :-
If any system has multiple rules , regulations and thoughts , that invariably generates heterogeneous problems .
We also sometimes face such problems and shout for ‘ Simplicity ‘ .
2 . Breeds Corruption :-
‘ Multiplicity’ or ‘ Diversity ‘ in a particular system means that the system is the breeding ground of corruption , because , it would be difficult task for tracking the exact follies and faults .
3 . Impossible Monitoring :-
‘ Diversity ‘ in any particular system is difficult to supervise . Multiple wings of any particular system is hard to follow .
So , for smooth supervision , a unified system is urgently needed .
4 . Progress can’t be Tracked :-
‘ Diversity ‘ in a particular system can not track the progress .
A concrete unified system can usher in progress .
How ‘ Diversity ‘ / ‘ Multiplicity ‘ is Unhealthy for Indian Education System :-
Indian education system is infested with various problems due to this ‘ Diversity ‘ / ‘ Multiplicity ‘ and the system should be revamped in on time for India’s better future and for better generation .
The problems are narrated as follows :-
1 . Multiple Boards in a Single Country :-
There are mainly four ( 4 ) boards in the education system . They are ‘ CBSE ‘ , ‘ ICSE ‘ , ‘ IB ‘ and ‘ State Board ‘.
CBSE – Central Board of Secondary Education
ICSE – Indian certificate of Secondary Education
IB – International Baccalaureate
State Board – Andhra Board , West Bengal Board , Bihar Board etc.
** There are forty ( 40 ) school Boards in all over India ( According to the database of 2020 )
2 . No Specific Common Curriculum :-
There is no common uniformity in curriculum among all these boards . ICSE is different from CBSE and CBSE is different from all other State Boards .
This ‘ multiplicity ‘ in the education system is not at all healthy for any betterment of the entire education system .
3 . No Specific Age for Admission :-
In some English medium schools of ICSE board , students are admited in standard 1 when s/he completes his / her 5 years .
But actual age of admission as per Government norms is 6 years for standard 1 . In this way confusion generates due to this variety of boards and sometimes guardians get puzzled .
4 . Schools Without any Affiliation :-
This is one of the major issues of ‘ Diversity ‘ in the education system .
May a times a school is opened without taking any affiliation and makes the guardians in the dark . When the guardians know the truth of the non- affiliation about the school , it becomes too late for them to decide what to do next .
In many non – affiliated schools students study from standard 1 to 9 and then that particular school send those students to a distant remote school (Which has affiliation ) at the time of Board examination as they have no affiliation themselves to conduct board examination .
In this way the non-affiliated schools tie up with those affiliated schools clandestinely and are running their schools unabated ages after ages with poor infrastructure .
All these schools have no record in the official register of the council as well as government . All these schools have no registration in ICSE / CBSE Council .
Do we Really Need Such a Huge Number of Board in a Single Education System ?
Certainly not . I don’t think such a multiple number of boards is not at all wanted for a single education system .
This will generate confusion , bafflement and fragmentation .
What is the Ultimate Solution to Get Rid of this Problem ?
To purify and unify the existing system of education the solution can be enumerated as follows :-
1 . A Common Platform / Education system Needed :-
A common curriculum , a common platform , a common education system is urgently needed . Multiple boards means multiple comparison with multiple complexity .
2 . All Boards Must be Merged in One :-
All boards must be joined together in one central Board . That will remove confusion . Through this step oneness and unification could possibly established in the education system .
3 . ‘ Unity in Diversity ‘ Must Be set Up in the Education System :-
A single system of education will establish the eternal truth ‘ Unity in Diversity ‘ . This will wipe out all confusion .
4 . Every Teacher and Every student Must be Given a Code at the time of Joining :-
When a student takes admission in standard 1 , s/he must be given a code . When a teacher joins in any school , s/he must be given a certain government registered code .
Through this code a teacher as well as a student can be well tracked in future and proper database can be maintained .
5 . The Nation Builder must be given his / her due Respect :-
In many cases it is seen that the teachers , the ultimate Nation Builders are worst sufferers ( Except Government Teachers ) .
They are less paid and remain unfed in many cases . Once upon a time the teaching profession was regarded a very noble profession . Those days are gone . Today a teacher , in a private school ( Private school means not only the English medium but also State Board private Medium ) , earns even less than a rickshaw puller . A teacher who has been teaching in a school in India for a long twenty years ( Without any appoint letter and Financial Security ) gets only seven thousand rupees per month . This deplorable condition of the private school teachers brings tears in our eyes .
This situation is clearly exhibited during the ongoing lockdown where a teacher who used to teach in a school , has started to sell vegetables standing on the footpath . ( All work is same but still ……. , somehow looks odd ) . I really feel sorry for their professional transformation . A day is not far away when a country won’t get a suitable teachers because none likes to opt this profession of teaching in future due to their professional degradation .
In this way the bogged down previous Indian education system should be revamped and modified in no time and it is expected that the new education policy will be a torchbearer . Education should not be confined within an amount of marks and a certain amount of paper qualification .
A PhD scholar is applying for the job of a sweeper or a hangman . This often hits the headline of the newspaper . This is a shame and highly ignominious for a country . This should be radically changed immediately .
Education that arranges practical training required for a calling in life is vocational education . Vocational and life based education should be introduced . In a country like India vocationalization of education claims top priority . The government should encourage the youth to go in for vocational education in conjunction with some moral values and patriotic feelings that creates a wider accessibility to vast and varied fields of employment all over the world .
About the Author
Hi ! I am Indrajit Ganguly. People all across the globe know me by my professional nickname IG. I am a spoken English teacher in Kolkata. I also love to write article which attracts me.