“The education system rewards obedience. It rewards compliance. It rewards following the rules, no matter how arbitrary and valueless they may be. No one ever changed the world by obeying.” ~ Isaac Morehouse
Speaking from what Isaac Morehouse said, these days, the education system shapes a man. The education system has an imperative role to play behind how a person evolves as a human being. So, something that’s so indispensable needs to be catered with care. Excellence is not a destination, it’s a continuous journey that never ends. There’s always a room for improvement. Keeping this in mind India lately came up with their new education policy and like any other policy it comes up with its pros and cons. Here are some of the view points of the young minds of team applex.in who just passed out of their schools a few years back:
- Students can now take up subjects according to their choices irrespective of the stream that they want to pursue. On a sarcastic note, this must be such a point of jealousy for the ones passed out. But this may encourage the present students to study and prepare well and achieve good scores in the exams.
- The drop out part is a good point to add to the system as we all have so many friends who actually squandered one whole year during the first-year tenure of college when they were bewildered about what to choose. Now the credit transfer thing is actually good.
- Any change needs time to happen. But how much time will this new education system take to get implemented is the matter of our concern. Idea doesn’t count if it doesn’t exhibit any considerable impact. Also, how much time will the teaching-learning community take to get camouflaged with it is something to be considered.
- Effectuating coding at the standard of six is quite a task. Coding is not at all an easy nut to crack. In rural areas everyone may not have computing facilities and there may be lack of contacts for guidance as well.
CERTAIN UNPREDICTABLE ASPECTS:
- The new 5+3+3+4 curricular structure corresponding to ages 3–8, 8–11, 11–14 and 14–18 years respectively is a bit dicey.
- The abandonment of M.Phil examination and the ability of seeking PhD after four years of graduation is precarious.
- The approach for fields like engineering, medical, etc. is now unpredictable as no such stream like ‘pure science’ is going to exist anymore.
Now time will say whether the foresight of the new education policy is right or wrong for a long run.