TODAY -

Time to put education on track : Responsibility of all
- The Sangai Express Editorial :: October 18 2018 -



Now that the MU standoff has been more or less settled, it is time now for the teaching faculty of the varsity to see what can and should be done to make MU a living, thriving place of higher learning.

On the other hand the State Government should also put on its thinking cap and study how the colleges in the State are shaping the students to proceed to the university.

This is where the civil society organisations and all concerned can chip in and make education meaningful so that when the students step into the university, they are well prepared to be students who are ready and willing to learn.

How well are students being moulded and educated at the college level is the natural question that follows.

Are the students trained and moulded in such a way that they fit the bill of students, as understood universally ?

Or are they more than satisfied with being pressure groups ever ready and willing to take up any issue and spearhead it while forgetting their primary duty of being students ?

These are all questions which merit serious deliberations on the part of everyone.

Moreover it is also important to raise a direct poser on whether the teaching faculty of MU want their children to study at the varsity where they teach or not.

How many children of the Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors of MU currently study at MU ?

This is a question which the teaching faculty can only answer but a question worth raising.

And important to keep in mind too that this poser has been raised in the backdrop of the fact that thousands of students prefer to go away and study outside Manipur once they finish their Class XII.

Many more also make a beeline for other universities once they graduate.

This is where the Government need to study the institutes which feed the university with their products every year.

Are the colleges producing students as universally understood every year to take the next big step to university ?

This is a question which should have been raised a long time back.

And coming to colleges here in Manipur, why are they unable to attract the best minds from amongst the students who pass their Class XII from the numerous schools here commendably ?

Why do thousands of students think it important to move outside for their higher studies once they finish their Class XII ?

For parents who are well off and can easily afford the cost of sending their children outside Manipur for their higher studies, this should not pose much of a problem, but how about parents who are not well off but want to give the best opportunity to their children ?

Why canít the best opportunity be created here ? The climate is excellent. There is nothing like home to stay and study.

But why do thousands of students proceed outside the State once they finish their Class XII.

This is a question which The Sangai Express has raised many times in this column, but unfortunately no one seems to have given any thought to this, for no efforts to change the situation can be seen.

The time calls for some serious introspection. Moving out to get a wider world view is excellent, but when this becomes compulsory because home ground is not conducive for higher studies then it is time to worry a lot.



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