It is true there is no alternative to education and it is truer that there would never be an alternative to job-oriented education, which is missing in India.
The students are found to be taught more, remembering less, utilizing least of what they have learnt. Does a scientist or an accountant remember everything of literature, history and geography learned in school?
The system of specialization in a particular area of students' interest should be put into action at the stage when they are able to decide on what their ambitions are. Students are given to write an essay on their ambitions in their life quite early, but are not shown the right way to achieve them. Teachers and parents should take the initiative to guide the students so that they could utilize their talents in the best way.
Teachers and parents should also have the talents to recognize students’ talents or interest in perticular subject quite early as they are mostly exposed in childhood. Parents should also respect the interest of their children and should not force them to accept what they do not like.
The present system of education could be replaced with the specialization system in each area of students' choice and all the other subjects could be merged into one book to give the students the general awareness on various subject matters.
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