By Ananya S Guha
We can have no right to education until and unless the classroom is free from tension and false sense of competition. And the less the parents intervene, in the guise of vicariously undertaking their own studies, the better.
By Muhammed Shafeeque
The first students’ union in India was set up at AMU to inculcate values of democracy. The union resembled the Oxford debating club and he offered special awards to the best speakers. This reinforces his commitment to education, which must hone democratic values in students.
By Neha Basnet
This very idea that having access to sanitary pads will increase school attendance, improve performance in education, and ultimately better lives for girls and women diverts focus from the real problems. This increasing problematization of lack of access to sanitary pads and its impact on young girls’ education needs to be revised.
By Joyeeta Banerjee
If the transition time from one class to another for a teacher is 10 minutes on an average, then a school loses 7*10 = 70 minutes of intended instructional time regularly. It amounts to a yearly loss of 236 days * 70 minutes = 16520 minutes i.e.; 275 hours of intended instructional time yearly by a single institution.
By Asif Bhat
Initially, the fruits of the modern education were reaped by the children of Kashmiri pundits. The CMS School was, in fact, monopolized by them. Muslims, on the other hand, from the very beginning of English education, did not show much interest in it. There were so many factors responsible for this. The pundits possessed the economic means to acquire education while, Muslims were very poor. The Muslim clergymen made them believe that by studying English they would become Christians.
By Mary Ann Chacko
Children are not insular, innocent beings who are clueless about religious prejudices. Rather, they are socialized into our prejudices at a very young age. Ignoring this implies an indifference to children, their everyday realities, as well as their anxieties and curiosities.
By Ashraf Thachar
Since children are not bothered about the insecurity of time and space, they still tend to be kind humans, who love their neighbors, irrespective of religion and culture. They promise new hopes and ideas for the betterment of our future.
By Maulshree Gangwar
Macaulay’s effort to replace instruction in Sanskrit and Arabic/Persian to English still dominates the educational system. Sanskrit is taught in some curricula but other than that it has become a defunct language because nobody talks in Sanskrit in India. English continues to dominate as the instructional and conversational language.
By Neha Basnet
Like most middle-class children, I left the country with high hopes of a life-changing experience, which, fortunately or unfortunately, did happen. It was a life-changing experience for me and for my mother. And just like hundreds of thousands of other young Nepalese in their 20s, I fear I will barely survive in Nepal.
By Ajay Balhra
I never imposed any decision of mine on my staff or students. I always wanted them to feel as if they have taken that particular decision for their betterment and this feeling, I believe, makes them more accountable and committed to achieve their targets.