Recently I have started a project and asked the people to express their opinions towards how our Education System can become better and the areas which need improvement.
After the first succesful interview , here comes another interview with a women who is well known in Indian Blogging community. She needs no introduction. Do read what she has to say.
- Tell us something about yourself ( Introduce yourself )
Answer: I am Romila and I began blogging in 2004, anonymously with couple of experimenting pen names, till I zeroed in Novemberschild. Since then till today I have set up and edited many blogs, managed online communities and blogged professionally. My writing has developed from personal musings to social issues, reviews, creative writing and digital content for businesses and more. I’ve been writing since the year 1996 – prose, poetry, stories and articles. My content is globally on many platforms in form of updates, blog posts, guest notes and photographs. Professionally I help brands to promote themselves on social media and digital platforms through hosting chats/developing website content. When I’m not writing for my website or magazines or tweeting, there’s a good chance you’ll find me reading a good book, sipping coffee, listening to ghazals, colouring, watching movies or even sleeping.
- These days children prefer to go abroad for higher education after 12th standard. What could be the reason for it ? Where are we lacking in terms of education?
Answer: There are a few things that comes to my mind. A) Peer pressure B) Glamour of studying abroad C) Lack of good Institutes. Though this has been improved in recent times but still a lot is required to retain the brain drain.
- Unemployment is a big issue for the young generation. How can the society and education play its role in it ?
Answer: Our current education system is not meant for real job. It creates only clerical level employees. We need more into critical thinking, entrepreneurial skills. We need a system where kids can grow to their potential.
- Every now and then we read about the students struggling with anxiety and depression and committing suicide. Can you suggest few measures to be taken regarding this concern ?
Answer: Anxiety, depression, suicide is mostly related to lack of career paths for the students or in better words less knowledge about the paths available in the system. We only know either Engineer or a Doctor. If a kid is not in that path then he is fit for nothing. Parents are culprits in making kids believe that there is nothing apart from these two paths.
- What should be the role of parents in Education ?
Answer: They need to help kids find their own path based on their interests and not force them on the beaten paths. They need to encourage kids develop a rounded personality.
- What changes you want to see in Education System in the coming years ?
Answer: A better skill based education system where rote memorisation should be of past. It should develop the entrepreneurial mindset and scientific attitude towards the problems.
- What inspired you to get associated with this Project ?
Answer: With ageing population if the world India has a great potential to lead the world with skills and manpower. But to tap that opportunity we need education system which not only inculcates the hard skills but also the soft skills. I feel it is out duty to ensure that our kids are trained for the future and also grounded in their culture of Bahujan Hitay bahujan sukhay. We need major change in our education system where our next generation is not mass produced as a clerk but as a leader.
- Given a chance what will be the first thing you will change and why ?
Answer: Change the education from memorising to project based education, where kids need to learn what is required to complete the given project. This will increase their interest into the given subjects and also show them the practicality of what they are studying.
Thank you Romila for interacting with us on this topic. Indeed the education must develop entrepreneurial mindset and scientific attitude to the young generation and produce the leaders for future.
You can meet this wonderful writer, blogger and Noverberschild here on Twitter: https://twitter.com/romspeaks
Dear Readers , do not forget to put forward your views in the comment section.
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