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Indian Education System

19 petitions

Started 2 months ago

Petition to Nta , Ministry of Education, Ramesh pokhriyal, NCERT, CBSE, Narendra Modi

CHANGE JEE/NEET EXAMS!

TODAY, WE ARE FORCED TO EITHER CHOOSE THE PATH OF ENGINEERING OR MEDICINE, MOST OF US ARE SENT, OR I SHOULD SAY FORCED TO GO TO COACHING INSTITUTES TO STUDY ALL DAY AND NIGHT, EVEN IF IT'S AGAINST OUR WISHES, SOME PARENTS DON'T EVEN CARE, THEY THINK OF US AS A SOCIAL INVESTMENT, IT FEELS AS IF THEY CREATED US JUST FOR PRIDE. It will take time for society's thinking to change, it's your choice, if you want to wait until it happens(probably for decades) OR, help change it RIGHT NOW, by signing this petition, try chipping in some money to support it if you can. The following changes are recommended: LET THE STUDENTS CHOOSE FIELDS LIKE COMPUTER SCIENCE, CIVIL ENGINEERING, MBBS ETC. AFTER 10TH ITSELF, THERE ARE MANY ADVANTAGES TO THIS: 1. WHATEVER WE LEARN WOULD BE USEFUL FOR US IN THE FUTURE. 2. IT REDUCES THE COMPETITION AND BURDEN ON STUDENTS, FOR EXAMPLE, COMPUTER SCIENCE SUBJECT SHOULD BE GIVEN MAXIMUM WEIGHTAGE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE FIELD. PUT THE SAME SYSTEM FOR OTHER FIELDS AS WELL. 3. IT IS ADVANTAGEOUS FOR THE COUNTRY AND ITS ECONOMY AS WELL AS MORE TALENTED PEOPLE SPRING UP FROM THESE EXAMS. INDIA WILL HAVE MANY MORE TALENTED PEOPLE COMPARED TO BEFORE. I DON'T SEE MANY PROBLEMS IN THIS TYPE OF EDUCATION SYSTEM, WHERE WE CAN CHOOSE OUR FIELD FROM 10TH ITSELF, THE COMPETITIVE EXAMS WOULD BE DIFFERENT FOR EVERY FIELD, THEY WOULD BE EASIER AS THEY WOULD REDUCE COMPETITION AND STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE THEIR BEST IN WHAT THEY STUDY(AT LEAST THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN IT). IT WILL ALSO BE USEFUL FOR THE FUTURE AND NOT A WASTE OF TIME AND EFFORT LIKE OUR CURRENT EDUCATION SYSTEM WHERE WE STUDY MATHS AND SCIENCE FOR COMPUTERS. IF THIS DEMAND CAN'T BE FULFILLED(DUE TO PROBLEMS OVERLOOKED BY ME), MAKE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM: 1) REMOVE ALL 10TH AND 12TH BOARD EXAMS. THESE EXAMS ARE USELESS AS WE DON'T GET ENTRANCE TO ANY GOOD COLLEGE FROM THESE EXAMS. THEY JUST WASTE OUR TIME AND EFFORT, THEY ARE SIMPLY ADDING TO THE BURDEN ON OUR SHOULDERS. 2) REDUCE THE PORTION FOR THESE EXAMS, DO YOU EXPECT US TO COMPLETE EACH AND EVERY SINGLE QUESTION FROM EACH AND EVERY PART OF THE 75 CHAPTERS, THE DIFFICULTY OF THESE QUESTIONS IS ALSO INCREASING EVERY YEAR, CHANGE THE PORTION IN SUCH A WAY THAT WHATEVER WE LEARN ISN'T USELESS, AND IT WILL BE USEFUL IN OUR FUTURE JOBS AS WELL. 3) CHANGE THE EVALUATION SYSTEM OF THESE COMPETITIVE EXAMS, STOP GRADING STUDENTS BASED ON MATHS AND SCIENCE ONLY, CONSIDER THEIR OTHER SKILLS AS WELL AND ALLOT A PORTION OF THE MARKS TO THESE SKILLS, LIKE SPORTS, ARTS ETC. 4) CONSIDER THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF A STUDENT IN EVALUATION AS WELL, FOR EXAMPLE: IF HE/SHE HAS CRACKED OTHER EXAMS OF SIMILAR/HIGHER LEVEL, THE STUDENT HAS ALREADY PROVED THEMSELF, DON'T MAKE THEM GIVE JEE/NEET AGAIN. THE EXAMS SHOULD BE THAT FOR SCIENCE HAVING AT LEAST 70%-80% PORTION OF JEE/NEET, IT WILL REDUCE THE COMPETITION AND THE BURDEN ON STUDENTS, EVEN IF IT'S BY 0.0006%(DON'T TRY TO CALCULATE, I PUT A RANDOM NUMBER HERE) 5) ADD GUIDELINES FOR COACHING INSTITUTIONS/ PRIVATE TUITIONS. HERE ARE SUGGESTIONS: I) A STUDENT IS ONLY ALLOWED TO DO JEE/NEET PREPARATION IF HE/SHE HAS PASSED THE 10TH STANDARD. THEY DON'T NEED TO START IT FROM PREVIOUS STANDARDS. II) FEES FOR COACHING INSTITUTIONS NEED TO BE REDUCED, THEY ARE ROBBING ALL THE PARENTS SAVINGS, MANIPULATING MANY PARENTS IN SUCH A WAY THAT THE PARENTS THINK THAT THERE IS NO FUTURE IF THEIR CHILD DOESN'T GO TO A COACHING INSTITUTION. THIS CAN BE EASILY DONE BY PUTTING RESTRICTIONS ON THESE KINDS OF BUSINESSES. THANK YOU. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ORGANISATION.

High School Students Organisation
6 supporters
Started 5 months ago

Petition to Ministry of Education, Government of India, Right to Education Forum

Systemic Change in Indian Education System impacted due to COVID-19

Improving the education standard for students impacted due to COVID-19 One of the main sectors that faced a paradigm shift because of the COVID pandemic is the Education sector. We believe that the following problems hinder the education of students and especially that of primary and middle school students. This pandemic can delay our nation’s educational aspirations by decades if not handled properly. With India being one of the 135 countries in the world where the “Right to Education” law is present (meaning, the onus is on the government, not the parents, to provide education to the children) our government should take proactive measures to prevent school dropouts and to improve the quality of online education. Hence, we want you all to sign the petition so that more attention is brought to this issue and systemic changes can be brought to the Indian education system.   Government and Private Schools during COVID-19 According to Oxfam Survey conducted across five states Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh, incorporating the responses of over 488 government schoolteachers: Fee Structure: Around 39 per cent of parents in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Uttar Pradesh had to pay hiked fees for the upcoming academic year. Uttar Pradesh government had asked schools not to hike fees. Around 50 per cent of parents reported having paid hiked fees. In Odisha, around 50 per cent of parents had to pay for uniforms, despite massive resistance. Teachers: Only 20 per cent of teachers of government schools were trained for delivering classes online. Of the 20 per cent of government school students who received education during the lockdown, around 75 per cent remained dependent on WhatsApp, while 38 per cent remained dependent on telephone calls with teachers for continued education. Two out of every five government schoolteachers did not have the devices required to deliver education online. Access to facilities: 80 per cent of parents said they faced challenges in online education. The most problematic issue is 23% not having any device, while 18% did not have access to the internet. In addition, 53% faced internet speed issues, and 32% found it difficult to pay for the data. Midday meals: Despite the Supreme Court’s order asking states to ensure the supply of midday meals to students of shut schools, only 65 per cent of students in all five states received meals, with over 92 per cent of children in UP saying that they were deprived of the same. Screen time: A significant paradigm shift can be seen in education because of the COVID pandemic. With most schools conducting classes online, screen time for children has become a significant issue. Even in the presence of Digital Education guidelines from MHRD, Department of School Education and Literacy that suggests a maximum screen time of 90 min per day to ensure better health, schools are said to be holding about 4 hours of classes per day, even for primary school children. Such lax implementation of MHRD guidelines by the state governments is doing more harm to the children. It increases the stress on the children and parents with additional subjects being taught online. Student-teacher ratio: India has a primary student-teacher ratio of 26.5, which is one of the highest in the world. As per OECD data, Countries like Greece and Luxembourg have a ratio of less than 10. These numbers depict the worse condition where there are insufficient teachers, and the teachers present are overburdened with having to teach a higher number of students. Experts point out that this is poor recruiting of teachers in the past years and incorrect teacher posting policy adopted by different states in the country. With the COVID pandemic, the burden on teachers has been increased multi-fold. In a UDISE+ report, Delhi has 55,486 primary teachers for 18,11,723 students, which is one of the lowest in the country. Dropout Prevention: A UN report says that at least 24 million children worldwide are expected to drop out of schools due to pandemic-related reasons. Based on our primary research (interactions with teachers), the dropout rates have increased post-pandemic. With limited access to the internet and limited resources like phones and laptops for accessing online classes, late bloomers who did not have much interest in pursuing education are beginning to drop out. This is increasing significantly among underprivileged communities where the parents have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. The families think that online education will not be beneficial for their children, given the inefficiencies in government schools to switch to online mode. Instead, they prefer to earn some money for daily bread-winning if their children go for daily labour. They chose petrol bunk labour, food and e-commerce delivery, factory work, and any manual labour where no prior experience is required. These are primarily jobs that will not help in the long run as a career. Few students (high school level) go for part-time work and attend classes online from the workplace to continue education. Many others have switched to schools of lower levels (in terms of quality and infrastructure) to save on the fees.   Our Recommendations: 1.     The state government should strengthen the enforcement around fee hikes and penalize the schools that don’t follow the state orders. 2.     Provide laptops to teachers. Set up multiple assistance centers to help with online technical issues. 3.     Arrange an online teaching technology infrastructure within the school wherein the teachers can teach from the class itself. 4.     Home delivery of cooked meals/dry rations under the midday meal scheme. 5.     A more robust implementation of MHRD guidelines in government and private schools regarding limited screen time for children. Especially for pre-primary and primary school children as they are the most vulnerable. 6.     We recommend that the government increase the hiring of permanent teachers and adopt an efficient posting policy that would ensure a better student-teacher ratio. 7.     Government should also conduct proper audits and issue guidelines regarding the ideal student-teacher ratio. 8.     Free Internet (1 GB/Day) to students 9.     Free Joining back for dropped out students (without TC & other bureaucratic hindrances) (Already implemented by Tamil Nadu Government) 10.  Remedial Online Recorded Classes for catch-up (Maths & Science) 11.  Follow-ups for every dropped-out student (by school principal) & remedial action to be mandated 12.  White Paper by the government on the trend of dropout rates pre-and post-pandemic and Plan of Action.   References: 1.      S. (2021, June 23). Shivakaminathan. dtNext.in. https://www.dtnext.in/News/TopNews/2021/06/23063236/1302519/TC-not-mandatory-for-admissions-to-govt-schools.vpf 2.      Indicator D2. What is the student-teacher ratio and how big are classes? | Education at a Glance 2020 : OECD Indicators | OECD iLibrary. (2021). OECD Library. https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/sites/315d95e6-en/index.html?itemId=/content/component/315d95e6-en 3.      Ibrar, M. (2021, July 4). In primary, Delhi does not have enough teachers. The Times of India. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/in-primary-delhi-does-not-have-enough-teachers/articleshow/84102266.cms 4.      Staff, F. P. (2020, August 10). From limiting screen time to number of classes per day, HRD ministry issues guidelines for online education. Firstpost. https://www.firstpost.com/india/from-limiting-screen-time-to-number-of-classes-per-day-hrd-ministry-issues-guidelines-for-online-education-8689841.html 5.      T. (2021, June 26). Telangana: Parents against increased screen time for online classes. The Times of India. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/parents-against-increased-screen-time-for-online-classes/articleshow/83855150.cms 6.      Correspondent, S. (2020, August 4). 24 million may drop out of school due to COVID-19 impact: U.N. The Hindu. https://www.thehindu.com/news/international/covid-19-pandemic-created-largest-disruption-of-education-in-history-un/article32265660.ece 7.     Rozario, A. S. (2020, September 16). No Education for 80% Govt School Students Since Lockdown: Survey. TheQuint. https://www.thequint.com/news/education/no-online-class-for-80-government-school-students-oxfam-india-survey   Petition by 2nd-year IIM Ahmedabad Students: Hrishikesh Baviskar M Harish Kumar Ponnarasu K

Hrishikesh Baviskar
252 supporters
Started 1 year ago

Petition to Central Board Of Secondary Education (India), Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi Ji

SPEAK FOR THE YOUTH AGAINST C​.​B​.​S​.​E! THIS COUNTRY DESERVES A BETTER EDUCATION SYSTEM!!

I Sarthak Jain a responsible citizen of the country would like to bring you all to the notice about the blunder and the scam the Central Board Of Secondary Education of India (CBSE) is doing. I was a student of Delhi Public School Indore, I appeared for my CBSE Class 12th in this year I.e 2020, results of which were declared on July 13, 2020.   After the result Declaration I was not too happy and satisfied by the marks I scored in the subject of Accounts yet I had to suffer through a very serious emotional trauma hence I decided to apply for the VERIFICATION of the answer-sheet of Accounts subject. I applied for the same on July 17, 2020 by paying the fees of rs. 500 (Per Subject).   On July 27, 2020 I received it’s result on the CBSE website which said that there was no mistake in the checking of the paper which demotivated me and brought down my self-confidence level. After which my mentor Mr. Surnit Verma Sir kept on motivating me and stood with me as he had a lot much confidence on me. Then after I applied for the COPY OF THE ANSWER-BOOK on August 1, 2020 by paying Rs. 700 (Per Subject). When I re-checked my answer-book through the Marking Scheme I found that there were 23 marks which were not awarded to me. The questions were checked incorrectly and the marks were not properly given, there were ample of mistakes which was clearly observed that the examiner has not even referred the question paper and the options I attempted and checked the questions with wrong answer numbers, also the correct answers were marked as incorrect.   It was very heart breaking to see the checking of the answer sheet. I applied for Re-evaluation by challenging eight questions which were wrongly checked summing to total of 23 marks for which I had to pay Rs. 100 per question which totals to Rs. 800 (For eight questions). On August 24, 2020, I received a mail from CBSE Regional Office Bhopal stating that there is an increase of 21 marks in my accounts subject.   Before the Re-Evaluation my overall percentage was 87.4% and now it is 92.4%!!   Being a student this blunder from CBSE had cost me a lot…  i had to suffer emotional breakdowns as I could not believe in myself scoring this low in accounts. I had to face the guilt of scoring low even after working hard the entire year.  I had to answer my parent’s angry faces on scoring this low at first in the main subject of commerce  I lost many good colleges for which the cutoffs went till 92.4% as my previous result with just 87.4% was submitted and the admissions were closed, merit lists were out without my name in it. If CBSE would have given proper marks in the first go, I easily would have got into a better college of the nation. I had to spent total of Rs. 2000 which CBSE is not refunding even after it being the mistake from their side. There was also an answer which is incorrect in the marking scheme for which many of the students did not get marks.   Even after charging high fees for verification they did not even bother to look into the answer-book and give correct remarks. Other students who would see “no change/ no mistake found” in the result of verification would never apply for further steps of the re-evaluation which would cost them their futures.         Form an organization like this, it is unacceptable that they are putting the futures of the young students in risk by not rewarding them with appropriate marks which we deserve. They have only one major job to do which is still not been performed appropriately. This is my request to everyone of you to please help me and the students like me who have suffered and may suffer in the future to bring this tragic Blunder of the CBSE in front of the people and the higher authorities which can really bring a change to this mistaken cycle of organization. There are lot many students like me who have suffered through the same thing and want to speak up! Be their voice !! Support us! By this change i mean that the CBSE shuld change its Revaluation policies, refund policies and should make refunds to the students who claimed rightly for their marks also the strict action should be taken against the examiner. The Re-evaluated marks should be given/awarded by disclosing the detailed corrections of marks as we give those for the challenge. IT WILL BE BETTER TO BRING THIS CHANGE BEFORE THERE ARE MORE STUDENTS WHO WOULD SUFFER LIKE ME AND MY NATION-WIDE FRIENDS WHO HAVE FACED THIS ALREADY. By: Sarthak Jain Email: satysar2020@gmail.com

SARTHAK JAIN
192 supporters