WHY TURN EDUCATION INTO CAPITALISM. IT STRIKES AT THE VERY ROOTS OF THE CONCEPT, WRITES JAN MUDASIR GUL
Capitalism and related ideologies are generally interested in exploiting the vast majority of population, particularly the weaker sections. If one is living in an occupied state, ruling elite and puppet regimes attempt to prevent people’s access to quality way of living. There is absolutely no reason why there is exploitation of educated human resources anywhere in the world. But exploitive governing structures that want to create huge reserve army of labourers for recruiting anytime on humiliating conditions and want to keep most people ignorant of their conditions and the real face of so-called democracy make sure that very few get access to life of quality. Thus the system based on corruption and exploitation must ensure that most people don’t understand things and their historical coordinates. If one lives in a State which is more a colony of slaves than a democratic free space, it is the top priority of the rulers that people should largely remain without avenues so that they can be exploited any time.
One reason that Kashmiris feel alienated from India is their perception that Indian administration has been making it difficult for common Kashmiris to earn their living honourably by not providing opportunities to get more & more jobs in Govt sector, not to talk of opening industries by Govt. or in joint venture. Thus this phenomenon has give birth to micro capitalists in our society, and one such class of micro capitalists is our private school owners, who in the name of social service and dissemination of education exploit our educated human resources by taking advantage of our young minds to work on meagre amount of money.
Modern micro capitalists (private school owners) not only exploit our intellectual resources materially but also psychologically. A recent example of it is the suicide of a female teacher of a private school from Sopore. (GK, May 14, 2011) Granted that the teacher might not have been performing upto the mark, but that doesn’t mean that she should have been scolded in presence of her parents. The sanity would have been that she should have treated kindly by the school administration by taking some senior teacher into confidence in order to help the deceased teacher to put back together her way of teaching. But the approach adopted by the administration was not only immature but also beyond the limits, and thus deserves punishment.
Finally, what disturbs me, not only me but almost every conscious soul is the question what is their sin for which they are being exploited? Why are they being beleaguered from every side? Why is this step-motherly attitude being meted out to our educated youth? And last but not the least, how much time have they to face this humiliation, brutality, cruelty and oppression at the hands of the government as well as school authorities.
(Jan Mudasir Gul is working as lecturer in English at Govt. Boys Hr. Sec. Instt., Pampore and can be mailed at mudasirgul82@ gmail.com )
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