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School Education has failed
School education has failed. It is going on without any understanding of the education process, R. Kishore Kumar, Senior Principal, St. John’s International Residential School, Chennai, said here on Friday.
“Education offered is only for satisfying the society, parents and others. It has become a mark-oriented, monotonous routine,” he said while speaking on ‘School Education – Some Reflections’ at Sankara College of Science and Commerce.
Even top schools had not understood the philosophy behind higher education. “The process of higher education there does not happen as expected.” And, this was evident from the kind of students the schools sent to colleges.
At the primary level too the schools were yet to groom the students well. Most institutions “caged” children when they should be given maximum freedom, he said.
The college organised the programme to train teachers so that they were in a better position to mould students, said T.P. Ramachandran, Secretary, Sankara Educational Institutions.
“Most students who enter colleges have very poor communication skills, leave alone their ability to communicate in English. And this is very difficult to address at the higher education stage.”
R. Selvakumaran, Principal, Sankaran College of Science and Commerce, said education should help one move from darkness to light, falsehood to truth and from death to immortality, as mentioned in scriptures.
Somasundari, Corporation Education Officer, also spoke.