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Set narrow standards of success

india Updated: Jul 11, 2011 14:47 IST

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Parushi Ruhil
St Thomas’ School

Now that the admission process has come to an end (almost), I want to dedicate a part of this article on the education system of the country and my experience with it. I read somewhere that the single most important contribution education can make to a child’s development is to help him/her towards a field where his/her talents best suit them, where s/he will be satisfied,happy and competent. I agree. But here we are in a system where, only a child who is brilliant in maths and science is considered intelligent.

We have set narrow standards of success. There are many ways to succeed and various abilities that will help one get there. Education boards should spend less time ranking children and more time helping them identify their talents.

Education should encourage innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Its high time the government realises that this system needs to be amended. But the question is who will bell the cat?