Education is said to be the founding pillar of a child’s future. But, over the years schools have been vigorously driving numbers. They have taken the numbers seriously and not education. For schools, students are machines that bring great numbers at the end of an academic year which they can later use to advertize and get in more students and make more money the following year.
In our school education, we were never taught things like leadership, role of students in the nation building, or for that matter we never had a discussion about the trends in various spheres. We were always put on the anvil called exams and were pushed to prove ourselves or compete with each other. Again there was no positive or pragmatic guidance as to how to compete with performing students in a healthy way and in an amiable way.
We were never allowed to be creative. “You have to follow the text book, don’t use your brains” is what the teacher used to say. The class was divided in to three groups. The top rankers, the average group and the failures. This division was instilled by the teachers. The barriers were there to be seen.
Handling failure, being creative and team work are the qualities of a leader. But, we were asked to ignore them. Core values, ethics and broad mindedness were never taught. I know broad mindedness may not be something to be taught about but such traits can be instilled by the teachers or mentors. So how can one expect such students to grow up and lead a family, a society or a country? They might do it, but will they be as effective as they should have been? Don’t think so.
If I were to stand today and look for a teacher, I would look for somebody who knows HOW to teach and not a Subject Matter Expertise who knows WHAT to teach.
Developing well educated students is vital for the progress of the nation. Today, my dream is to become a successful entrepreneur and build an organization of great values and ethics. I wish to upgrade my lifestyle and progress emotionally, socially, financially and be a helping hand to the less fortunate. In order to achieve this, I would require a mentor who can guide me, someone who has seen it and done it. Someone who is open minded and someone who is worth following.
I have lived a little over a quarter of a century and I believe if I tread the right path I can make a decent contribution to the society that I live in. The last thing I want when am 60 is to look back at myself as somebody who ran around for Roti, Kapda and Makaan and did nothing more.
I have 7 years of corporate experience which has helped me develop skills and qualities that are required to perform a role to the best of what I can a progressive attitude and the willingness to learn. I am willing to put together my experience, skills, passion, commitment and bit of guidance to realize my dream helping myself and helping others.The article is contributed for Youth Corner of BlogBee by Subhash Kumar. Subhash comes with 7 years of working experience in corporate sector. He is presently self-employed offering social media consulting through his firm Prolific Social Media.