Time For Change : Are we ready ?

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time for change

There is a popular saying that goes :

“If it ain’t broke, then don’t fix it.’’

This is exactly what is being used by our government. They are in complete delusion current system will help to effectively breed and nurture the next generation. The youths have a daunting task of taking over from the current crop of leaders who have miserably failed in fulfilling their duties. So for that our  education system must be effective. But are our youths ready?
Its time for change. Looking at the current state it is highly doubtful. Our education system is a failure, there is no denying that. Just take a look at the scores of youth queuing outside the gates of institutes that help students to achieve their dream of going abroad. Last year, 16,499 sought formal no-objection certificates from the Ministry of Education for higher education in 67 countries. In the first five months of this fiscal year, 12,602 students have sought similar clearances . This paints a bad picture for the future of Nepal, which shows their dissatisfaction with the current education system.

Like in the case of our neighbor India, who boast of very good public universities IIT.  The case is sadly opposite in our public universities. For instance, colleges here are plagued by dirty politics and students seem to be rather busy with antics like padlocking colleges, rioting. One can only wonder if the public universities here are trying to develop future citizens or political goons.  If we take a look at the so called “iron gate” or the SLC, the pass percentage is at about 40%. So, it is pretty obvious to say that very few can be expected from the public sector. Like the state of the country our political leaders have degraded and brought pollution to the education sector (something that they are quite good at the secondary level. Private sector schools are also notorious for charging high fees and there are questions raised on their quality. Also, it can be noticed, a rising trend of students enrolling in foreign education system, most notably Indian board and A – Levels. There are other noticeable loop holes in the system.
Like our neighbor India,

Our education system both the public and private sector are notoriously popular for promoting a rat race among students.

Pupils are divided based on their marks and apparently those with higher grades are assumed smarter. Personally I feel that there is a lot of racism based on different subjects. Many are discouraged from taking subjects of their choice. Also the syllabus pattern is outdated and based more on theory. In many cases, students today are taught what their predecessors used to learn and is rarely updated.

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