August 19, 2016

Textbooks are not enough

A glance is all it takes to realise the simple fact that all modern states are determined to improve their education policies in order to develop local human resources. It is clear that education serves as the foundation for sustainable development.
Despite remarkable progress in politics, our country now stands at a critical juncture for advancing its education standards. That mission will require the government and educators to take the lead in crafting a sustainable educational system that can place students of today and tomorrow on equal with their peers in other parts of the world.
Now is not the time for stakeholders in the education sector to reinvent the wheel. The age of yes-men is over. It is necessary for all educational bodies to craft education policies that can help empower children to regard learning as active engagement so they become responsible and reliable human resources.
Furthermore, teachers of today have greater responsibility to improve their capacity to connect children with the real world, instead of abandoning them to the textbooks. A popular adage has it that the best university is the university of life.
In a world of change, innovation has come to the fore in bringing about quality education, without which a culture of mutual respect will become a thing of the past. Careful consideration will reveal that mutual respect is a key ingredient for peace, stability and development. All in all, education can arm learners of all ages with the life skills necessary for embracing peaceful coexistence in diversity.


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