10 challenges within education system

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10 challenges within education system

“Education is the backbone of a nation” a phrase so popular that we are all well aware of it. The person who told this was genuinely right about his theory as he has seen what kind of impact education can have on an individual and later a nation. The more percentage of educated people in a country the more a country is developed. If I compare Somalia with America then you can definitely see the difference that why America is so developed and Somalia is not? Still, a majority of the population in Somalia is uneducated in this 21st century. Another way of assessing the importance of education is by looking back at our ancestors, the only possible way that we have evolved today is because of education. Our ancestors used to draw on the walls of the cave to educate others and communicate. 

But in today’s date drawing on walls won’t help us. In order to catch the pace of the rapidly changing world, we need a lot of resources in our education system like the scientific equipment, well-trained teachers for primary and secondary school tuition, well developed educational infrastructure and many other privileges. Such resources are hardly available in poor countries like Somalia and others. One of the biggest hurdles in our education system globally is the financial hurdle. After this comes the hurdle of society, gender discrimination, physical traits like skin colour (black vs white), nationality and countries in conflict.

1. Closing the belief gap

Though closing the belief gap is not as big an issue as the financial problem in education. But it is an issue when it comes to black American and white American. In education system when we compare the scholastic aptitude test score (SAT) between 1970 and 1990 in America, we can see that the score of the white American students remained stable while the black American students score were some points higher than their old score. This improvement was the result of the initiative taken by the society at that time between 1970 and 1990. Closing the belief gap means telling and encouraging a black or latin or native American that he/she is no less than a white American. But still, today in our education system closing the gap mission is yet incomplete. There are some poor states in America where the quality of education is not equal to the schools in richer states. This gap will later have an impact on a successful career of such a race of people.

2. Money acts as a barrier to education

Money isn’t everything but it is a major key to open the door of the successful education system for all class of people. Without money, an individual cannot afford the high tuition rates nowadays. Also in most of the developing countries, money is a barrier between children and education. Because of this barrier the poor class of people decides not to send their children to schools, instead sends them to work as a child labor.

3. Having no classroom

Children in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa do not have the privilege to study in a nice air-conditioned classroom like us. Either the classrooms are overcrowded or the classrooms are under the open sky.

4. Either no teacher or an untrained teacher

Having a teacher is a blessing to a student but millions of children in undeveloped countries are deprived of this blessing. Even though some countries manage to have teachers but they are not well trained. A student needs well-trained teachers, especially for science, English and maths.

5. Lack of learning materials

Having a teacher alone is not sufficient to educate pupils. Besides learning materials is also necessary for the students and teachers as well. With the learning materials, the teacher can prepare his/her lessons and give home works to the students.

6. Children with disabilities are excluded

Yes, in some of the poorest countries about 95 per cent of disabled children are deprived of education. A combination of discrimination, lack of training in inclusive teaching methods among teachers, and a straightforward lack of disabled accessible schools leave this group uniquely vulnerable to being denied their right to education.

7. Gender discrimination

Over 130 million young girls around the world are not currently enrolled in school. The reason is conflict, poverty and discrimination of society. Educating female students is the hardest part of our education system globally.

8. Lack of transportation facility

Though the above hurdles are somehow overcome the distance between the school and the home of students makes it difficult for the students to achieve the education. The difficulty is caused due to lack of transportation in those rural areas. Some of the students walk for three hours to reach their school.

9. Hunger and malnutrition

About 171 million children in poor countries are stunted by hunger by the time they reach the age of 5. Because of the malnourishment, the cognitive ability of such children is weak as there were not enough nourishment for the brain. Though this criterion is under-reported in the challenges of the education system it is of great importance.

10. Living in a country in conflict or on the verge of conflict

The value of life is more than the value of education for People living In a conflicted country. During the times of war, casualties happen, schools are destroyed, people flee their homes. Hence the education is hindered.
Raul H.Powell

He is the content developer and freelance writer. He writes a lot of article on his carrier. Last one year he is working with SmileTutor as a content developer and a writer. He has a expertise on writing an article on various types of online tutorial. He also wants to promote such kind of work to develop the skill.

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