Jobs still a distant dream in TS
There is no use of teacher giving corporal punishment to students without knowing the cause for student’s failure to understand the lesson. The TRS...
Bhadrachalam: Former MLC and renowned academician Chukka Ramaiah has observed that educational and employment avenues in the State of Telangana, which became a reality due to the result of several sacrifices, did not improve along the expected lines.Speaking to The Hans India here on Saturday, the academician advocated changes in teaching methodology and stressed that the system of mugging up lessons should go.
There is no use of teacher giving corporal punishment to students without knowing the cause for student’s failure to understand the lesson. The TRS leaders who had introduced KG-to-PG free education in the party election manifesto later conveniently forgotten to implement it, he lamented.
He further added that the State government was providing free education in some hostels as a ritual and was calling it as KG-to-PG free education.
In fact, kindergarten education means the education that is provided to tiny tots of the age between three and six years. Schools should be started in all towns and villages duly appointing teachers and well-trained ayahs. Nowhere, such schools have been started, he pointed out.
Youth expected that there would be an explosion of educational and job avenues in the new State, but such promises were limited to paper alone, he said, expressing agony over the absence of opportunities for youth. Parents anticipating that their wards should enjoy a higher status than themselves are enrolling them in corporate schools borrowing money from others, he said.
The corporate schools with emphasis on profits are mounting pressure on students to study harder. Succumbing to pressure, in some cases students are taking recourse to suicides, he said. If the teaching in government schools is good, all students will pursue education in government schools, he reasoned. “We are not opposed to learning English, but there is no hard and fast rule that only English medium of education will alone gives clear understanding of the subject to students,” he said.
There is a notion among many that engineering education will help the student secure job immediately, he said pointing out that the students will be attracted to other sectors provided the government creates opportunities in other sectors as well. Currently, the number of opportunities in media sector is plenty. Compared to previously, opportunities in anchoring and reporting increased manifold, he said.