Although the colonial British government was evicted from India 70 years, but sadly the educational policy set up by Lord Macaulay has been ardently followed without any snap. With every sector transforming, our rusted education system hasn’t been able to surmount the fundamental requirements necessary for laying down a firm foundation for our children. Every government that sets up its political manifesto surely lays down better education as a target to achieve, but that is fogged out entirely like many other necessary issues.
Well, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and their government in the national capital have certainly enticed the general masses with some fundamental yet contemporary steps taken in the direction of uplifting the education sector and are standing firm to change the system of education there for the better. With an aim to bring about a paradigm shift Manish Sisodia, The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, has announced overhauling alterations in the Chunauti 2018 reforms. Splitting the areas to be concentrated among four broad categories, namely Infrastructure, administrative reforms, curriculum and teachers, he bestowed each one of them with changes and aims to be achieved.
Amidst this impelling reformatory setup, one basic hurdle that stumbled every scheme was the inability of government school students to read their textbooks. This humiliating yet authentic attribute states that around 74% of the students of government schools, studying in class 6th, cannot read and hence are incapable of grasping even a single word taught to them. After much digging of these facts, it turned out that the teachers cannot be entirely blamed for this illusion because they too were bound by the rugged system’s quotations. Every government school teacher has to complete the entire syllabus within the stipulated time, without caring for the fact that the students understood or not. Thus this provided an impression that the students are studying but all in vain.
With the amplification of policies for education sector in Delhi, the initiative of “reading classes” for students has been specially introduced, with the sole aim of enhancing the current state of students. To complement this alteration, new set of textbooks with progressive content have also been released thereby elevating the hopes of thousands. Among all the hue and cry for various issues going on, AAP has definitely cornered one sector that required the utmost attention and thereby has setup a model that can be replicated in many more areas across the nation.
SIDHANT KANDPAL & SWETTA SRIVASTAV | TOC
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