Remove the rot

Are dictatorship and higher education synonyms for absurdity?

SYSTEM

MEHRAJ DIN

Education is the foundation of all-round development of every nation. It is only through education that civilizations achieve the heights of glory as we are aware of the great Greek and Abbasid civilizations. It has now become a trend to oppress and suppress the weak. Government has now become a dictatorial regime where you will be hanged or sent to a downtrodden area after getting your appointment letter in higher education department as a contractual lecturer. We are aware about the tragedies and apathies of people serving in this department from decades. They have never been given their deserving share from the authorities. Contractual lecturers are the backbone of higher education department and their commitment to their work shows their sincerity towards their job. The promises done to them were never fulfilled rather now they are being exploited from other ways which are totally illogical and non-professional. The new policy created by the cabinet for appointing the contractual faculty for colleges has caused a stir in the system. How can a person with Masters and M.Phil degree in their particular subjects be judged by a general knowledge test without being given an equal chance of choices from the field of specialization. The main reason for lagging behind in the field of education is in our structural model, policy making and over exploitation of sincere contributors.  This callous attitude is adding more hatred, insincerity to the attitude of people working in the higher education department.
The education system is not going to fetch us good positions unless it takes the issues of all those associated to higher education seriously. Western academics is getting better day by day just because they pay proper wages, give proper facilities to students and frame the curriculum in accordance to the need of the time. We are working in contrary of what the West is doing and that is the only reason of our failure. Before few days, I was talking to a Management official from Turkey and he told me that the condition of Govt Schools and Colleges is far better than the private ones in Turkey. He said that Turkish government is working and giving proper facilities to their faculty. It is only because of that you can see Turkey has become one of the important international countries which is progressing in all the fields with a larger rate. 
It is not only an issue in Kashmir but in the whole country that government education system in all its levels is proving to be a big failure. The only way out for development in our intellectual arena is a well planned curriculum, proper wages, facilities as per the needs of the time. That is the only way we can expect better results.
It is a moral and legal obligation for the state to fulfill all promises with the contractual lecturers and teaching staff working in different colleges all over the state. Unless that is done, things will remain unmoved and unchanged.

(Mehraj Din is a contractual lecturer at Govt. Boys Degree College Anantnag)

Lastupdate on : Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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