Problems In The Educational System
Education is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life because it gives you a better understanding of how the world works, broadens your senses, and polish your power of reasoning and judgment. Most of all, it flourishes your intellectuality, so you do not follow anything or anyone without questioning their motive. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”– Nelson Mandela
The purpose of education is to make the person self-dependent, so they make wise decisions in their lives and distinguish the difference between right and wrong. Education builds a successful and peaceful economy because the more education you have, the more opportunities you have to serve your country. Moreover, an educated person is well aware of his/her responsibilities towards his/her society and nation, for example paying taxes and implementing laws.
Nowadays, an educational system has many flaws and is far from achieving these objectives. All the good educational institutes are too expensive that compels many students to take loans to complete their studies. For the past few years, teaching styles have not been enhanced on a full scale as teachers use the same old methods, such as asking students to memorize formulas rather than explaining to students how the formula came into existence; it would help them understand the origin of it. Some teachers are not effective communicators and are not able to teach students on their level.
Many private institutes are only developed for the sole purpose of earning a profit; while earning money is important to cover their cost and expenses, it does not give equal opportunities to lower- and middle-class students. According to Nina Lavezzo, an award winner of human rights, wrote an article, which highlighted that black students are 2 times more likely to be suspended in the ICCSD than the white students. Degree and certificates do not guarantee a stable future because there are so many people available for the job that a Master’s degree does not make you special; in fact, many graduates nowadays are unemployed; According to Pakistan’s statistics division, the country has over 500,000 graduates unemployed, Edu Advisor states that Malaysia has 55% graduates that make up the total number of employees in the country and, Zoomable Statistics shows that in June 2020 USA’s rate of unemployed graduates rose to 13.2%.
The biggest problem in educational structure is that it does not help people in real life; I mean, it does not develop a skill in an individual they are passionate about; after all, not everyone is good at math or science. Additionally, some of the things taught are a bit of an exaggeration; think about it, every country has their separate history books because they want to portray a positive image of their own country; but in my opinion, truth should not be tempered.
Schools and colleges should make students strive and work hard and, only then the true meaning of education will be accomplished; otherwise, they are just making students handicapped by giving them an easy way out. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” — Margaret Mead
It will make acquiring education more fun and effective because students would not study because they have to pass an exam but because they enjoy doing it.