It will be Maths, for sure. The notion of having compulsary subjects while choosing a stream must be discontinued.
We need more flexible courses and curriculum.
Whatever may be the point of debate, but all all know that not all who opt for Biology make a career in Biology and not all who choose for Maths make career in complex math oriented field. In most scenarios, the minimal calculations that are actually sensitive are taken care of by computers.
I am not opposing Mathematics. I know for sure that it is what has taken us to the Space. I am just willing to say that there must be a mediator between the Arts Stream and Science stream and Commerce stream. Students are different nature and potential. We cannot just limit them in three divisions from which they feel restricted to switch to other stream in the latter part of their education. Therefore, more practical courses must be developed.
Our education system need flexibility. If it is already there, then we need more.
Also, a compulsary subject, if has to be included, it must be for the survival and well being. Generally, the students from poor families who wish to get a part time job after 10th or after 12th - are clueless about exactly where to begin.
Apart from being educated, we all know that we are also studying to become able and earn something. Therefore, a subject which gives such kind of insights and knowledge should be added from 9th standard and onwards. India and Indians need it.
I have not been outside India, but I have known about many countries where students also do part time jobs - which is not child labor - to make some pocket money or to support their families. Indians students remain clueless about what to do and how to earn as they complete their 10th and 12th.
Therefore, something must be changed in our Education system itself that should make them open to the challenging world and able enough to be financially independent upto some extent. That would also make for their personality development when they will learn and apply that understanding practically.
From the subject to maths to the inclusion of an awesome new subject, all I intend to say is that we need a complete make over and a whole new level of flexibility in our education system to make better students.
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