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Education is only way for a better India


Kalisu Believes that the problem is grave, but solutions exist

Even after 70 years of independence, India is beset by serious problems with its education system. Numerous research studies and surveys have substantiated these problems and prove that immediate attention and action is required.

Modern education in India is often criticized for encouraging rote learning, rather than comprehension, critical thinking, and problem solving. Students spend most of their time memorizing a syllabus with no thought given to learning or playing. Textbook knowledge, rigid ideas, and test scores take precedence over open debates and logical reasoning. Little room is left for creativity to thrive.

Moreover, there are growing concerns about student learning outcomes, teacher training, curriculum quality, assessment of learning achievements, and the efficacy of school management. Faced with such problems, many children drop out of school before even completing five years of primary education. Those children who do stay on often learn little

. Most resources and research are directed towards improving quantifiable factors such as enrolment, dropout rates, teacher-to-student ratios, etc. while not enough has been done to examine the quality of education given to India's children.

On of the report shows that barely 47% of children in grade 5 could read a grade 2 level text.

Need for quality pre-primary and primary education Kalisu’s experience in the education sector shows that the first step towards universal primary education lies in the quality of education. This plays a pivotal role in laying a strong foundation for a child's intellectual, physical, and social development.

Learning reading, writing, and other basic learning skills during primary education is essential for a child's success in higher education and ensures a reduction in drop-out rates.

India's demographic future

In addition to the broad problems facing primary education, higher education in India faces its own distinct set of challenges. These include finding the right faculty, building the right infrastructure, encouraging meaningful research and development projects, and having a greater equality of opportunity.

According to UN data, India is home to the largest number of illiterate adults on the planet. With a population of about 1.21 billion, India has 40% of its population below the age of 18 and is estimated to have 55% of its population under 20 by 2015. To secure India's future, providing a better education to India's youth is imperative.

Kalisu hopes to improve its innovative teaching methods, directly reach a greater number of children, and continue campaigning for institutional change across the nation. The next decade will be crucial for India and resources will have to be used judiciously. If we strengthen our primary education system and ensure adequate literacy and numeracy skills, India and its children will come to reap the benefits.


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