Quality of Rural Education in India
Quality of Rural Education in India
Education in Rural India
Every human being needs oxygen to survive in the world. Education is as important as this because it gives people the knowledge and skills they require to lead a happy life.
Education gives us a knowledge of the world around us and changes it into something better. So, there is no second opinion about the crucial role that education plays in shaping an individual 's personality.
As per a survey, India's organized sector has only 34 million people which forms a very small strata of the total population. This survey clearly indicates how bad is literacy rate and education system existing in India now.
Even though India's literacy rate has showed some growth over the last few years, but it has not been able to impart the kind of education that modern times demand. There are several issues that the Indian education system is undergoing and the major is the poor rural education scenario.
We cannot deny the fact that even today, a huge part of India population still resides in rural India. However, there is hardly any attention being paid to the education system in rural India. There are a number of studies which have demonstrated a wide gap coming in between rural and urban education.
According to a survey report called the Annual Status of Education Report (ASERA) more than 50% of the ststuden in 5th standard in rural schools are not capable of reading a second standard textbook and can not solve basic mathematical questions. It also shows that around 25 percent of government schools across the rural areas do not have access to drinking water. Nearly 26 percent do not have basic facilities like toilets, libraries, while a whopping 78.7 percent are devoid of computer labs.
To research more on this I visited many schools of rural areas, there I found children aren't getting quality education. Several state - run schools have poor infrastructure, dilapidated buildings, lack of electricity, water and sanitation facilities, huge lack of teachers, especially well-trained ones. This leads to very poor quality of education being imparted, hardly fulfilling the need of education. In some areas, schools are limited or no schools in the vicinity. Private schools charge high fees which rural people can't afford. Sometimes people don't send their girls children because schools are at great distance, thus keeping them devoid of education.
On the other hand, education system in urban areas is much better than that of rural areas. The urban schools are keen on adopting modern ways of teaching like concept learning and focus on development of each student. And the number of schools are way higher in number compared to rural India.
It is also said that "If a country's rural education sector is not working well, it reflects on the entire economic state of a country."
So, to improve the current rural education system in India, government should provide enough schools near rural people homes and at a minimal cost. Introduce modern and better techniques to the education system which can help rural students come on par with urban students. I would strongly request HRD Ministry to provide for textbooks, library, laboratory, sanitation facilities and teachers training for the teachers to impart quality education to rural students. This will give boost to the Right to Education Act 2009 .And would ultimately contribute to the development of our Country.
So, join me in requesting the HRD minister of India to improve the current education system of rural India by signing this petition. ���