Two years of education gap has led to great uncertainties
In- person learning has to integrate with the inevitable online learning process.
Children’s learning curriculum needs a radical revamp to suit the current private sector. Teaching of hardcore ethics on the evil effects of the new education tools is the priority in the children’s (LKG, UKG,) even in the primary stage learning process. Today’s high tech edutech companies, the so-called unicorn era of billion dollar education companies.There are rising crimes and other evils in the younger age groups.
In higher education bring in some private brand name foreign private universities like Harvard,Oxford and other reputed universities.Also bring in new courses in foreign relations and International government and diplomacy courses
How to cope up with the years of learning lost in life span of our children?
We need radical thinking in restructuring our education. These are difficult times In the lives of our children’s learning process . Here, it doesn’t seem to be any easy diagnosis.Nor an easy way out of the engulfing. confusion all around.
There are some very slight lights in the-higher education policy. and sit up and take note of some hope for the good in the recent appointment of the new Vice chancellor of the Capital’s high profile University,namely the Jawaharlal Nehru university which always finds one cause or other to keep us engaged in the otherwise murky nature of higher education and that too hyped by the Delhi university,somewhat a pedestrian institution for long with the obsession with a cut-off marks debate and this year much worse with the vast majority of students all getting the century. And everyone seems determined to win the next stage of the highly rated(not by us!) bureaucracy and other routine jobs in India.
So,education for the school children. and higher education.The two streams are very different.The school children face the very idea of education nowadays confusing.There are many other developments we haven’t foreseen even before the outbreak of the deadly Corona pandemic.The IT revolution has also come to confuse the Education landscape.Now new ,the so-called edutech, oredtech. Has thrown up a lot of new adventurers in the education technology sphere.
Already we are studying the new adventurers who have built up many new education tech billionaires. What these billionaires promise to deliver some revolutionary education changes is yet to reveal to us.Are there a new version of education merchants or merchant princess we have noticed in the last generation in some states, notably in TN and then the neighbouring AP and now elsewhere.
The capitation fee paying engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu which had overturned the very old fashioned engineering colleges. And later even in the CBSE type private tutorial schools that mushroomed in some parts of Tamil Nadu,notably in the regional town of Namakkal which promised your children a pass and even an entry in medical colleges.
Now,there is one more novelty.The NEEt controversy. That of the NEET exam controversy that is now gripping the very political complexity of Tamil Nadu politics!
Yes,education in India nowadays is much more about education proper.It is both politics and the engulfing of corruption and in the process of a sort of evolution is all about democratic politics and the many promises such a promise has driven the people to get elated or frustrated by the sort of politics and all that is about how a citizen of today feels satisfied or otherwise with our polity.
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