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    How do we make our rural students to catch up?

    One of the major problems associated with any rural student, is that he or she is blissfully unaware of global developments and, more so, business developments, even within India. There are a huge number of reasons for this sorry state of affairs. Chief among them is the utter lack of knowledge of teachers in schools and colleges in rural and semi urban areas, about such developments, and a big "don't care" attitude. Since the parents are also mostly farmers, apart from their native intelligence related to farming practices, their view of the world, is limited too.

    Parents and teachers, who are otherwise far better placed, have a duty in this regard. Can we develop nodal colleges, in cities, which will impart such education to students and staff of rural colleges? Can we develop some online education and, if yes, how do we go about doing it?
  • #634119
    I do agree with the authors perception that rural and semi urban students are not well informed and not being taught with seriousness and as a result, the outcome and output of every student is far less than the expectations. However the things have been changing in recent past. Best private colleges which are getting ranks in the urban areas are fanning out to rural areas with big campus and hostel facilities and forcing the children to stay put and learn for that extra hour and excel in the exams. This is happening in the state of Telangana and AP and results are growing and fantastic.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #634195
    It is a fact that a student who is getting educated in a city is very well informed and better acquainted with the latest knowledge and happenings around the world. This is mainly due to the limited exposure of these students to the world. The background of the students also plays an important role in this aspect. The villagers also these days are having all the facilities like TVs, internet and newspapers etc. But the environment is different. Many people think that spending time in reading books is the best option. Another problem is the language. There in schools, houses and everywhere the conversation will be mainly in the mother tongue only. Because of this only they are not conversant with many of the other languages. This will also make them a little back. So as mentioned by the author the school teachers should make a change in their attitude and see that the students will get acquainted with English and they should also make them aware of the happenings around.
    always confident

  • #634200
    In our country, there is very good educational network and colleges are available even in the remote areas. Only thing is that the career awareness and job opportunities are more in an urban environment as compared to that of rural one.

    So the students in rural areas are deprived of many things and the urban chaps appear to be smarter in that aspect.

    How this situation can be changed is a difficult question to answer but probably an improvement in the rural infrastructure can help to bring some parity in the matter.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #634206
    I appreciate the concern of the author.

    Instead of establishing too many, wouldn't this be good to go for the quality establishments & arrange to link these establishments with better road & transportation. We only experiencing the lack of institutions due to sudden increase in the population. I am saying this as in the case of increase in the number of establishments, we would required the employment opportunities as well. This is in due consideration of the recent riots & the disturbances created by a particular group who demanded employment on the basis of reservation. So only to a particular level that we can control the things. After this we got little options left.

    My conclusion is to make control of the demographic population so as to arrange the same in context to the resources at our disposal.

  • #634973
    If you see the rural youth, they are well versed with the latest trends of fashion which their own hero sports, like the dress, the hairstyle etc. They have internet access on mobiles that is used for entertainment purposes. So, they have to develop the thirst for knowledge and the government has to provide it.

    The government has to set up and strengthen the virtual classrooms at the key schools in the district, taluk and village levels.

    It may not be possible to set up physically nodal centers at each taluk and town levels. Instead, the government has to rope in the private colleges who get funds and grants to help out the rural students.Similarly, the big coroporates can chip in money and resources to these units as part of their corporate social responsibilities.

    There will be retired teachers, college professors or government staff who can contribute to the overall efforts of broadening the knowledge of the rural students.
    Slowly have online modules of education with support so that can be accessed at the village office or Government school/college library with online or telephonic support.

    We have to encourage NGOs and volunteers who run teach the rural/underprivileged students by physical and online modes.

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