TODAY -

Academic atmosphere review of 2015

Rev Fr Paul Lelen Haokip *



INTRODUCTION:

Practically everyone bats for educational zones as disturbance-free. Great thought indeed. From the educational point of view, the year 2015 has been one of the most turbulent years taking away the precious learning-days of many students - both in the valley and hills comprising of 22,327 sq.km land piece called Manipur.

The reality of 'time and tide wait for no one' is at our doorsteps. The year 2015 is slowly folding up itself whether we permit or not. The idea of Right to Education is a right but the implementation depends much on the local situation. No Central Government personnel are going to position up here to enforce this basic right. And if the locals (we) don't create a conducive situation, it may be almost impossible to achieve this reality.

WHY EDUCATE THE YOUNG:

The young children are a powerhouse of possibilities, an unknown world and creatures of mysterious capacities. The ultimate aim of education is not job-achievement. That is just one of the ends of education.

The essence of education is learning what the world is like, what he/she should be and do in it. It is bringing out of the innate capacities of children through guidance and proper channelization. Education is learning 'civility'. So, a highly qualified person may not have any 'civility'. Thus, he has not been educated properly.

IDEA VERSUS REALITY:

The idea of free and compulsory elementary education was already enshrined in the Directive Principles of the State policy for more than 60 years ago. It has become more relevant with the introduction of The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE), an Act of the Parliament of India enacted on 4 August 2009. When things go wrong, we blame every possible agent.

Can we also not take some pages of the blame to ourselves? Hardly, we accuse ourselves of what is happening even in our immediate surroundings. When some small thing is achieved, we fail to share the microphone with others. I agree that 'Ideas rule the world'. I also agree that every idea that does not take concrete avatar remains in the cold pages of books and constitutions.

HOME TO SCHOOL:

Innocent children are reared at home. The mutual bond of connection between the Home and School is indispensable. Children imbibe knowledge from media, the society and most of all from family members. If they are violent and disobedient and unwilling to learn, they must have most probably copied from the home situation. They come to school with family violence and corruption around them. It is almost impossible to change them or orient them towards peace, honestly and civil sense within their short span of time in school (6-7 hours).

FAMILY FEELING:

The feeling of being wanted, being precious and loved is slowing diminishing in our society. The rising modern gadgets of entertainment distance the family members. The parents may be happy to see that their daughter or son is not much complaining because they have purchased a smart phone for him/her. But do they make sure that their child is smart enough in the academics and co-curricular activities of the school/college?

Perhaps a check is needed. The feeling of "when the children are gone to school, I am at peace, the house is in order, there is less nuisance etc" are slowly read by children as "being unwanted", "being a burden" etc. There is also a deep desire of children to get away from home to somewhere. But in this bargain, the schools or day-care centres cannot really serve as dumping places of so called problems. Rather, parents should take their children as programs, not as problems.

Not just begetting children but bringing them up in accordance with the social norms of life is equally expected of parents. Buying an electronic gadget or putting away in a boarding or hostel is not the sole solution of delinquent children. These children mostly need the attention and daily care of the parents. The food habits do contribute to the tantrums and violent behaviour of children.

EDUCATIONAL SECTOR PARADOXES:

Who wants to study in Government school? But who does not want to be employed as a Government School teachers. Almost everybody. Private schools are asked to reduce their fees during strikes and bandhs, while the Government Teachers get their due pay even without attending schools. Parents want the best teachers and best teaching with minimum remuneration to the teachers. Great idea, but not practical.

We bet for the children's right to education, while we callously deny their right to be in the class when issues related with adults hit around. In Manipur, if you profess to be a Government teacher - you are branded as non-working full-paid individual. If you are a private teacher - you are thought to be mediocre and minting money through private coaching centres. There is a grain of truth in each assumption.

Of course there are also a handful of honest and hardworking Government teachers in our state. Kudos to them all. When the children don't do well in examinations, the so called CSOs who usually ban educational institutes hardly turn up to see their future course of studies. The system of mugging up is prevalent and comprehensive studies are hardly available in many parts of the state.

Even the death of a spouse in one single family can close down the educational institutes in the surrounding. Now, where is the Government machinery to facilitate learning and teaching process?

DISCIPLINE IN STUDENTS' LIFE:

Since the beginning of the human civilization, discipline is a serious matter for individual and society. People have been making social and religious norms, rules and restrictions to make people disciplined. Discipline means a way of being honest, hard-working, strict followers of rules and regulations, social norms and values. In case of breaking them, one must be punished.

Discipline makes students good and perfect to behave or deal with life's realities. It is an ornament of the students. People like disciplined students. Students who are not disciplined should be taught to be disciplined. So, discipline plays a great role in the life of students. Discipline learnt at home is the best. Children bring that decorum and way of behaviour to the school environ.

CONCLUSION:

In conclusion, there is no real conclusion towards formation of children. There is also no conclusion to the hurdles faced by the education sectors. If the anti-educational elements conclude to refrain from further distances, the student community will be most grateful. This gratefulness will be a conclusion to laziness and an opening to hard work to compete at better levels of life.


* Rev Fr Paul Lelen Haokip wrote this article for The Sangai Express and Hueiyen Lanpao
This article was posted on December 06, 2015.


* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.


LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • Protest crackdown at MU: Gallery
  • Lai Lik Lei & their debut "Esei"
  • Diversity, Race & Gender-Based Violence
  • Cross Border Human Trafficking : Review
  • Imphal Municipal Council Bye Laws, 1998
  • Protest held against crackdown at MU
  • Stop Terrorising the MU Campus
  • Mob violence at Manipur University
  • Facts about Nagaland House at Kolkata
  • Midnight raid at MU
  • Tuilha Kol waterfall #2: Gallery
  • Eyek Tamba :: Learn Manipuri script
  • Rally against Mob Lynching #2: Gallery
  • Beyond the tragedy of Tharoijam
  • Jarnail's tryst with Manipur :: Review
  • Who killed the looter? (Short Story)
  • Heart OPD & Echo Screening Mission
  • Call for protest against MU crackdown
  • The farce continues at MU
  • Heikru Hidongba #1 : Gallery
  • Heigru Hidongba (Boat Race)
  • Get down to business
  • The Eternal Moment :: Poem
  • Why is oiling good for the hair
  • Jobs at SKY Hospital
  • The Killing Fields 2013-18 : News Timeline
  • Creating Future Media Leaders in NE
  • Understanding Communist ideology
  • Suspended but drama not over yet
  • Arrested for molesting student in Mumbai
  • Manipuri Diaspora in Myanmar #1
  • Chingyainu, Chingnguremba :: eMing
  • Krishna Janma @Mahabali #2 : Gallery
  • Naga-Kuki Conflict: ..Kuki aggression
  • Tibeto-Burman Languages : Book
  • Indian Judiciary no more a caged bird
  • IGAR (S) calls on Governor of Manipur
  • Spirit of Irabot still runs in Journalists
  • Concern should be about mob mentality
  • Tribes, Art & Soul of India #1: Gallery
  • Rally against Mob Lynching #1: Gallery
  • 'Sahnit' an honour or a disgrace
  • Irabot : Socio-Political Challenges
  • Training employees for better governance
  • Blue Ocean :: Poem
  • Sextortion: Making money from shame
  • Condemn murder of Neiphretuo Metsie
  • Social lacunae
  • BJP on poll drive at Imphal, Kohima
  • Mary Kom lost 2 kg in 4 hours
  • Historical Evaluation of Puya Meithaba #2
  • Felicitation of Sportsperson: Gallery
  • ICJ: Investigation of Extrajudicial Killing
  • Legal profession as career option #2
  • Loktak Down Stream HE Project (2x33MW)
  • Protest against mob lynching at DU
  • Ripples of Music :: Poem
  • Memo submitted to CM over lynching
  • Poems of Peace, Resistance ...
  • Helicopter Schedule for Imphal-Jiri
  • Mirabai recommended for Khel Ratna
  • Martyrdom of Haipou Jadonang #3: Gallery
  • Manipur State is still winning..
  • Gazetteer of North-East India :: Book
  • Sunfeast Cup Football Tournament
  • Trip down memory lane
  • Naga Peace Process :: News Timeline
  • Folk Song :: Poem
  • The Endureres at Dwarka Half Marathon
  • Main accused in cop slaying nabbed
  • Naga talks not confined to Nagaland..
  • Trekking to Dzukou Valley #1 : Gallery
  • Rest in Peace Humanity
  • Ph Banti's artwork 'Trafficking of children'
  • Cry of a Dying River - 45 :: Poem
  • Buddhism is not a religion
  • Jobs at R-Square Design
  • Candle Light at DU over lynching
  • Society as a reflection of govt
  • Mobocracy : Shame on Manipur
  • Kuki Black Day @CCpur : Gallery
  • miAoIbgi pNTuH :: Seireng
  • An opinion on Tharoijam killing
  • How Manipur lost internal autonomy, Kabaw
  • Admission for PhD at Tripura Univ
  • Meefam ST at Nambol, Khangabok
  • Importance of Forest & Environment
  • Deep social divide: Two different folks?
  • Kuki Black Day: Kukis Will never forget
  • R & V Art House's First Art Fest 2018
  • Celebrating International Literacy Day, 2018
  • Born a Kuki, die a Kuki :: Poem
  • History of North East India :: Book
  • Will SimpliciTB make TB treatment simpler
  • Meefam chathaduna ST gi issue..
  • Dipankar Talukdar- Mr Model of World Star
  • System error- who will fix Broken Window
  • Reshuffle Talks : Say No to Yes Me
  • India negotiating vehicle pact with Myanmar
  • Chalwa Village, Kangpokpi #2 : Gallery
  • Thien & its downfall in Zeliangrong #2
  • Is FA a self exposed daylight robbery?
  • Nation Needs Small Farmers
  • Who is programming you ?
  • Bandhs as dissent & survival of laziest
  • Looking for Raju :: Poem
  • The cry of the 2nd class citizen
  • Bharat Bandh in Imphal
  • Historical Evaluation of Puya Meithaba #1
  • Sit-In: Naga Peace Talk #2 : Gallery
  • Naga-Kuki conflict: Search for definitions
  • Mega Marathon Manipur : Download Form
  • Legal profession as career option
  • Guv felicitates 5 JAK RIF for flood relief
  • Stored Anger :: Book Review
  • On stepping into the 20th year of TSE
  • Sept - month which reinstated our courage
  • Krishna Janma @ISKCON #2 : Gallery
  • Empty :: Poem
  • Lets beat littering - plastics pollution
  • NEHU Seminar : Urbanization in India
  • Jobs at JCRE Skill Solutions
  • Declaration of Naga Collective Spirit [Sep 8]
  • Akanba Khongjangidamak Yathokpa Loire
  • Support for STDC from UMA, Assam
  • 'Deplorable power supply in Nagaland'
  • Tryst with destiny - Should we accept ?
  • Stand off at MU : Impact on LS Poll
  • Exploring the enthralling Tuilha Kol
  • Kamesh Salam : Outstanding Green Activist
  • The Valley Of Brahmaputra :: Book
  • Development of road database
  • The inner page story :: Poem
  • Kakching WW-II Memorial Run 2018
  • STDC public meeting at Langathel Keithel
  • Maibi Jagoi at Sangai Fest : Gallery
  • My poll without prejudice to anyone
  • MEETAC - Mission for streamlining TK
  • Conditions leading to Marxism
  • Heart Camp at Khelakhong, Thoubal
  • Cyber bully: Crime that follows you home
  • Bhupen Hazarika : Tribute at London
  • AEP & Importance of Myanmar & NE
  • Political pandemonium
  • Students central to MU issue
  • Landscape from Koubru #2 : Gallery
  • Leishangthem Robert for Mr. World 2018
  • Oinam Shilla Chanu at Mrs India Earth
  • North-east Frontier Of India :: Book
  • Thien & its downfall in Zeliangrong #1
  • Cry of a Dying River - 44 :: Poem
  • JRF Post at Mizoram University
  • Honours to Bamboo; a ubiquitous gift
  • Case of hunter now being huntedr
  • Chaklam Khongchat Numit #3 : Gallery
  • Women Empowerment & judicial Activism
  • Narin Chenggum - wild edible mushroom
  • Flying Star at your lips :: Poem
  • Out of the box thinking
  • Call centre fraud: Vicious vishing attack
  • Changing India & its impact on Manipur
  • MU stand off gets uglier
  • Tikendrajit : The Lion of Manipur #4
  • Krishna Janma @Mahabali #1 : Gallery
  • Eastern Frontier of India :: Book Review
  • Remembering Radhakrishnan ..
  • Moments to cherish :: Poem
  • Glimpse of the Buddha's teaching
  • NH7 Weekender Express Editions
  • Rejoinder to NDPP from NPF [05 Sep]
  • Mental equation
  • Are teachers teaching ? Apt, timely poser
  • Sirarakhong Hathei Phanit @Ukhrul : Gallery
  • Sit-In: Naga Peace Talk #1 : Gallery
  • Globalization, Act East Policy & Manipur
  • Review on anthology of Parthajit Borah
  • Inner Line Permit (ILP) Demand :: Timeline
  • Child Friendly Police Stations proposed
  • ADBU Goes Green with Solar Energy
  • Convocation of Assam Don Bosco
  • Fetal Echocardiography - Seminar held
  • Rejoinder to NPF from NDPP [04 Sep]
  • Divide, divert and rule will not work
  • FA, MU crisis : Issues before LS polls
  • Krishna Janma @ISKCON #1 : Gallery
  • Komrem Student Day @Bangalore : Gallery
  • September Calendar for Year 2018 :: Tools
  • The Coils of Pakhangba :: Book
  • Exhibition @ Art College #2: Gallery
  • AMWJU Sit-In-Protest : Gallery
  • Jangou Rah : eRang Classic
  • The Story of 40 Pineapple Suckers
  • Yumkhaibam Nanao Eramdam Yaourakhre
  • Ningol Chakkouba Celebration in Delhi
  • Martyrdom of Haipou Jadonang #2: Gallery
  • Chaklam Khongchat Numit #2 : Gallery
  • The World of Kuki People :: Book
  • Martyrdom of Haipou Jadonang #1: Gallery
  • Dolaithabi Dam , Senapati : Gallery
  • Eid-Ul-Adhaa Festival #2 : Gallery
  • Dr. Jodhachandra Sanasam : Sahitya
  • Shougrakpam Bijaya :: A Profile
  • Disputed Myanmar Border Pillar : Gallery
  • Front Page Photo 2018 #3: Gallery
  • Dzuko valley #4 :: 360 Panorama View
  • Manglandasu Nang - OST :: e-pao Radio
  • Old Manipuri Movie #1 :: eRang Classic
  • SPONSORED ADS