Present Education System—Worthy or Worthless!
Education means to acquire knowledge. Knowledge that makes us aware of our surroundings. We know not only what’s going around us but also what’s going around the world. It serves like a magnifying tool that magnifies the brains of its acquirers. It makes us confident enough to present our views in a systematic way.
Here a few questions arise; Do we acquire knowledge only through formal education? If education is confined up to gaining knowledge? and last but surely not the least, if our present education system is strong enough to produce well learned individuals?The answer to first question is undoubtedly- a big No! Because we can learn anything, anywhere, anytime or anyhow. Society we live in or surroundings around us teach us a lot. Formal education do gives us theoretical knowledge and we learn different subjects. Whereas informal education is acquired from family,friends, society or life experiences. Formal education assures our intellectual growth while informal education makes us emotionally, spiritually or aesthetically sound. This way, knowledge acquisitions can not be credited only into the accounts of formal education system. While answering second question, we can say that education and knowledge go hand in hand. Education is like a tree having different branches of vision, mission & care and deep roots of core values of teaching & learning. If we want tree to grow to the fullest, its roots are to be watered and nurtured carefully as well as regularly. If core values of ethics, integrity, excellence, diversity, dignity, selflessness and morality do not exist, there remain no use of education. The perfect mash up of all these attributes becomes the basis of a better future world.