It is often said that the youth of the nation is the future of the nation and in order to make the future brighter, the youth needs proper guidance and a proper education system that would make them capable enough to build a prosperous and harmonious nation.
Nations are not built overnight, it’s a gradual process which takes time and it requires a great deal of care. The future of any nation depends on its children who are the potential torchbearers. Thus their growth and physical, intellectual and moral development is the priority of any nation. Classrooms are the first learning space outside the house which provides them with various opportunities to grow. It is here the foundation for educational achievements are laid. It is from here that people with great minds emerge and help in enlightening the whole nation. All this helps in nation building.
Nation building leads to the unification of the citizens of the country so that the country can remain in peace and also remain stable in a long run. Now the question arises, what could be the best tool for unifying the citizens? The answer is education. People, who are educated, are aware of what is right and what is wrong. Their mind works in somewhat similar manner. Thus, educated people are united by the sense of thinking, by the sense of right and wrong.
An illiterate population becomes a burden on the nation and its growth. Quality primary and secondary education is necessary for the formation of human capital. Apart from the professional development of youth, classrooms have a major role to play in shaping the outlook of students. Classrooms provide platforms to students to interact. The students in classrooms come from diverse backgrounds in terms of religion, language caste and economic status.
A healthy interaction in the classrooms forms the base for a citizen with tolerant and secular outlook especially in a country like India which has multiple religion, languages etc. They generate a sense of brotherhood among students. Classrooms are essential for instilling right values like kindness, cleanliness, gender equality necessary for making good and responsible citizens. Students learn discipline in schools which guide them throughout their professional and personal life In India, near universal enrollment has been achieved in primary education. The quality of education being imparted and atmosphere in classrooms has caused concern. Studies have shown that existing social discriminations are replicated in classrooms with students from lower castes being asked to clean toilets and sit on the floor. This hampers the vision of inclusive growth. Poor status of primary education is being reflected in unemployment of youth in India. Nations with excellent classrooms have always remained on the track of social and economic development. The current education system which focuses on marks and not on practical or rational thinking certainly needs alteration.
Hence, there is an urgent need to wake ourselves and start working towards improving our education system.
The greatest need of the hour is the whole education system from redesigning the curriculum to the teaching methodology. Many researchers have concluded that active-learning helps in developing creativity and stimulates learning. Therefore there’s a dire need to bring all these changes