How the destiny of a nation is shaped in its classrooms?
Nations are built over generations by blood and sweat of its leaders, businessmen, scientists, and more importantly by ordinary citizens. The future of any nation depends on its children who are the potential torch bearers. Thus there growth and development of physical, intellectual and moral is a priority for any nation.
Classrooms are the first learning space outside the house. It is here the foundation for educational achievements is laid. It is the classrooms which are factories of potential engineers, doctors, architects who shape physical infrastructure and quality of life in a nation. An illiterate population becomes a burden on the nation and its growth. Quality primary and secondary education is necessary for formation of human capital. Apart from professional development of youth, classrooms have major role to play in shaping the outlook of students.
Classrooms provide platforms to students to interact. The students in classrooms come from diverse backgrounds in terms of religion, language caste, economic status. A healthy interaction in the classrooms forms the base for a citizen with tolerant and secular outlook especially in a country like India which has multiple religion, languages etc. They generate a sense of brotherhood among students.
Classrooms are essential for instilling right values like kindness, cleanliness, gender equality necessary for making good and responsible citizens. Students learn discipline in schools which guide them throughout their professional and personal life
In India, near universal enrollment has been achieved in primary education. The quality of education being imparted and atmosphere in classrooms has caused concern. Studies have shown that existing social discriminations are replicated in classrooms with students from lower castes being asked to clean toilets and sit on the floor. This hampers the vision of inclusive growth. Poor status of primary education is being reflected in unemployability of youths in India.
Nations with excellent classrooms have always remained on the track of social and development.