January 23, 2020

Do we need education to be happen first in our mother tongue? Most of the Indian parents are confused

India is a country still quality of education is insufficiency. Many villages have not yet acquainted with all the basic facilities of schools, children lacking awareness of education. Most of the children find schools as equal to jail.

The biggest question in front of parents in India

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Nowadays Indian parents are confused and looking for a solution, they are not mentally and economically ready to send their children to the convent schools. I am a father, want my kid should know, mother tongue must be taught first. The language she was born with she must not forget for the rest of her life.

She should be excel in that language. English is top amongst the others and is widely used everywhere, you can call it the second language in the world.

As a parent, we can not throw our children directly to learn English. Now every institution in India from nursery to college, all the education started in English. We are afraid of losing our culture, mother-tongue, rituals. All are coming from western countries. What I thought, learning the cultures of other foreigners are good to know but not acquired. If you are adapting it then what will be the use of Indian. If it continues the same way then one day, the existence of India will not be found after a few decades.

What is the role of government school teachers?

When I was a student at Zilha Parishad school, I used to force by teachers to learn. At any point on a single day, if I missed my homework, the teachers used to punish us by slapping or hitting wooden stick on the bare palms. The student got such punishments many times because there was a sole reason for that ― One of the reasons, our parents were illiterate and thus they never complaint why are you hitting our kids. We had no clue that time how education would be so important? But being a parent of a kid, now we know it very well how difficult it is to give education to our child economically and physically.

Teachers are doing a good job, they go to every family of the village, ask for new admissions for free but some of the things are still missing in the school. Teachers at ZP government school enjoy sleeping in class and give students the period off a few complaints. They do the hard work for admissions to save their job but quality teaching still missing.

The teachers like to send their kids to convents, thus other parents wonder why their children should go to ZP schools.

Future of the country

ZP schools are state-oriented and provide education as per the language of the state since India is a multilingual country. Every school has their own mother language compulsory. If these schools replace by convent schools, the language would definitely be going to extinguish permanent for sure. This is the major issue and we all need to focus on this. Teachers need to take initiatives because they build the future of the country.

Difficult and busy urban life sucks

When middle-class reach out to take education to ZP school, education is free but it’s very cheap. I mean that some of the facility and quality does not fulfil today’s need for education level. In villages, both husband and wife go to the farm, it is a bit easier for them to get kids ready for school and while back home from the farm, it’s easy to collect them or at least they have grandparents taking care to receive them at home.

But what about urban life? Here both parents go to the office and not necessary that school will be closer to the house. It is far away, maybe 3-5 km, office time does not suit at all. None of the government school provides transport facility so that kids could be picked up from the home and drop them back without worries. It becomes quite difficult to choose ZP school and we tend to go to private schools and that is one of the reasons for financial crises.

Many complaints about the school teacher

There were days when there were no complaints at home from the school teacher, but if you think today if any single slap on the student would take teacher’s job away for permanent. I agree due to some of the teachers it was banned in India and for today’s generation, it does not at all tolerated.

Scope of improvements

There are few scopes of improvements in ZP school then it will look great schools to Indian and thus these amendments have been done, the middle-class public will never hesitate to send their child to the school.

The transportation must keep for optional as due to crowded and busy city life, no one has enough time to send and receive kids because of odd office timings.

CCTV cameras must be present in the class for the beta watch, it will help students stop fighting with others, teachers to stop timepass and focus on teaching and easy for monitoring overall adherence in the class.

Cultural activities, Soft skills training and Fun Friday are stress relieving and bring joyful environments. These evoke interest in the students and find a better place to come every day.