The light of knowledge
India's natural and human resources entitle us to become a major economic powerhouse of the world. No doubt human resources are the wealth of the nation.
Education has been recognised as the cornerstone of economic and social development. The money we spend for education is astronomical. Are we getting quality education? The post liberalisation and globalisation era has seen a revolutionary change in the social and economic spheres. Those who come out of educational institutions have to face competition in every line of activity to achieve success.
Today, academic excellence is measured on the basis of performance. So the prime duty of educational institutions is to enlighten the understanding and enrich the character of students. They should aim at generating excellence. Our competitive advantage depends not on physical resource alone but on expert human resources as well.
Educational institutions should rise to the occasion by giving equal importance to the standard of education as well as personality development. Teachers should be trained to assess the behaviour of students and help those who require assistance. The teachers should try to meet the parents of the students to give a first-hand assessment of the students in their studies and extra curricular activities.
Sometimes employed parents may not be able to give adequate attention to their children, so the role of the teacher assumes significance. Society has entrusted teachers with the lamp of knowledge and they have to keep the flame bright from generation to generation.
Jabir Ahamed Thahri Sait
Kochi: Darul Uloom H.S. School
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