Essay Writing – Vocational Education

It is viewed that education is at the cross roads now. The lack of employment opportunities for nth educated emphasizes that our education. Particularly, the arts and science degree courses are not employment-oriented. A degree holder is midway between a specialist and a student who has completed high school education. His educational base is shaky as he is not master of any subject but who has picked up the rudiments of a subject. So his educational qualification is not meritorious enough to suit the high requirements of the numerous-technology-based institutions. So in the present situation what is needed is promotion of education in a subject which is employment oriented. Even diploma courses in sciences like computer, engineering or information technology will be of help to students.

Nowadays most banks insist on first class graduates and many students who pass the degree courses have just the minimum pass marks. Candidates who sit for competitive examinations find it very difficult to fare well in the examination because the questions are tough. For recruitment in many institutions candidates who apply for jobs are expected to have scored high marks in the school or college examinations and fare well in group discussions with the top officers. Institutions have mushroomed everywhere offering degrees in engineering and medicine. For thousands of graduates rolled out every year the employment opportunities are quite few. This is the pathetic situation of today.

The educational system of today lays emphasis on technical skills. Keeping in mind the pace of growth of society we must add vocational courses in schools and colleges. A vocational course is a practical course of training in a particular profession that gives candidates skills in performing a technical or non-technical job efficiently and effectively. The goal of education is mainly to seek good employment. High school education or a degree does not help students to get jobs which fetch them good salary. Nowadays even degree holders with no specialized training in a technical or non-technical subject having tried for good jobs ultimately accept a small job in a Government or private institution.

Students should plan their educational course aiming at securing good jobs. However, financial problems of some students do not allow them to pursue higher education. Today banks offer loans to deserving students and with the assistance of banks students can study engineering courses or join of medical colleges. The academic institutions are too demanding and expect the students to study well and score very high marks. Students who get high ranks in examinations have the chance of being recruited for jobs in banks, government officers or in other private offices.

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Essay writing Speech Topics – Moral Education

Education was once the exclusive responsibility of the state. In the constitutional Amendment of 1976, education was included in the Concurrent list. Since then, the central government continues to play a leading role in the evolution and monitoring of educational policies and programmes, the most notable of which are the National Policy of Education (NPE), 1986, and the Programme of action, 1986 as updated in 1992. The modified policy envisages a national system of education to bring about a uniformity in education, making adult education a mass movement, providing universal access, retention and quality in elementary education and expanding the structure of higher education.

  Moral education is not our priority. It is not included in any of the syllabi-viz. science, humanities. Morals or morality, broadly speaking, implies honesty of character, fairness in attitude and absence of evils like jealousy, hatred and greed from actions. Our system of education gives us formal knowledge of various types of subjects but does not teach us what is morality ad how to bring the characteristics related to it in our mindset. Our schools, colleges and universities are churning out millions of young graduates every year who are experts in some field of science, art, commerce or technology. No teaching or training is given to the students on moral values. What have been the results o this system of education? We have professionals in every field, but we have few people in society who have a high moral character.

  The society reflects our education. Many of our officials in public and private sectors are corrupt. The assets they have acquired are most often much higher than their known sources of income. We read about income tax raids and Central Bureau of Investigation raids on the residences of high officials. Wealth amounting to crores of rupees are recovered during these raids. We watch on TV channels the scams that are unearthed after regular intervals. What do these incidents reveal? They reveal that our greed has reached gigantic proportions. The attitude of government employees has become so indifferent to public also. This is nothing but stealth of time. As students they were taught to solve various types of questions. They were not taught how to serve the nation. They were not made aware of the happiness that one derives by working honestly and sincerely.

  The atmosphere in our schools, colleges and other institutions of education is full of competition. The students are taught to excel one another. Competition more often becomes so intense that it leads to rivalries, jealousy and hatred among class-fellows. It cannot be denied that competition is necessary to achieve higher goals. But it is totally undesirable if it breeds ill feelings. Our ancient universities of Nalanda and Patliputra created scholars of great repute like Kautilya in Economics and Susruta in Medicine, but they never used competition among the students to move ahead. There was a spirit of sacrifice for the sake of justice and fair play.

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