If I Were the Director of Education
Education in our country is most neglected. It is not properly directed. It needs wise Directors. If I get a chance to work as the Director of Education. I shall introduce many changes.
First of all I shall make primary education free and compulsory. I shall appoint only those’ teachers in primary schools who have a knowledge of child psychology. I shall never appoint a teacher who knows only the rule of the rod.
Then I shall introduce co-education. I will raise the standard of education. I shall care more for vocational education. My aim will be to produce great engineers, doctors and artists and not clerks. Moral education shall find first position in my scheme. Character building will be the aim of every teacher of my state.
The present system of examination will be .changed. Promotion will be given on the basis of a student’s work in the session. Questions shall be set to test the intelligence of candidates. Cram-work shall be discouraged. I shall encourage meritorious student by giving them scholarships. For villages I shall make adult education compulsory.
But all this is possible if the teachers put their heart in the work. For this I shall increase their salaries. I shall have education nationalised. There will be no difference between the aided and Government Institutions. I shall try to see that the teachers get good salary in time. They are real nation builders. I shall never let them starve or suffer.
If I were the Director of Education, the standard would improve. I hope that my dream would be realized before long.