The education system in India is pretty strong and schools play an important role in strengthening the education system but many times questions have been raised as to what should be taught in schools instead of what is being taught at the moment. Many people think that instead of teaching concepts like trigonometry, fluid mechanics, periodic table, etc. which are of no use to majority of us in our normal routine life, we should be taught some basic skills which not only enhance our personality but also help in living a good life.
It won’t be wrong to say that we waste a lot of our time and energy in learning those concepts which won’t be of any use after passing out from school and it is really sad that things are going on in this manner without someone even trying to bring a change in them.
Recently, an online user brought everyone’s attention in this direction by asking a question on the micro-blogging site Twitter which was, “What is something that should be taught in school, but isn’t?”
What is something that should be taught in school, but isn't?
— Shivani (@Astro_Healer_Sh) May 31, 2022
Soon people started reacting on this matter as some expressed the need of teaching accounts, yoga, economics, knowledge of stock market, fitness, cooking, gardening, mental health, dealing with failure, etc. while few are of the opinion that military training should be imparted to school students.
Here are some of the selected reactions:
1. Money and Taxes – Earning, investing and multiplying money.
2. Life skills – Cooking, Gardening, Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical.
3. Employment and Employability – Get parents to come and talk about their professions, what they do, how they do, how can one start, skillsets.
— Rohit Pandey (@pandeyrohit) May 31, 2022
A lot of things. Critical Thinking, Real Life Skills, Vaad-Samvaad, Sex Ed, Actual Bharatiya Itihaas, Sanatani Literature pertaining to many scientific and spiritual subjects, Yoga and many more. Our Education System is a joke in terms of quality.
— Susanta Mandal (@Susanta73546014) June 1, 2022
Unmatchable legacy of bharatvarsha https://t.co/nIFAGdKFfv
— AnuP 🇮🇳📽 (@anupsjaiswal) June 1, 2022
In Schools based in India…be it private or government….2 years of training in Army must be made compulsory…can be spread over a period of time…it must be done now URGENTLY if we want to have a nation of strong, healthy and fit individuals…leading to a strong and able country
— Diganta Sircar (@diganta_sircar) June 1, 2022
– How to file taxes and ITR.
– How to change a car tyre
– Moderate level of MS Excel (Hazaare time pe to nahi hoti thi, ab pata nahi)
– Basic cooking skills for all
— Birdie (@SomeBirdie) June 1, 2022
— DarkKnight (@iamshinerk) May 31, 2022
Economics, personal finance, communications
— The Phoenix (@AS_2103) May 31, 2022
Moral science, now school stopped teaching that,
Also 1 year NCC training should be must for all.
— Lost in Paradise 🇮🇳 (@Lost_human19) May 31, 2022
Our culture .
Today's children don't even know who was Ashwatthama…about our sacred books…
— Suman (@Suman77013421) May 31, 2022
Law, compulsory. Because “Ignorantia Juris Non Excusat : ignorance of law cannot be excused” that means the country expects you are aware of the law and customs in this land.
— অবিনাশ (@abinash_speaks) June 1, 2022
Humanity – Basic human values.
— Nita Kewl (@Nitzmatazz) June 1, 2022
7. Decision Making – Better Choices
8. Listening – Power of getting heard
9. Gratitude – Winning People
10. Empathy – Stay Humble
— Rohit (@AKHAND_HINDU_) June 2, 2022
Compulsorily to all , not as an option :-
Basic first aid /CPR/Bandages -which & how.
Basic accounting/Income Tax-basics , Insurance etc
Elementary repairs of electrical appliances , wiring plugs / fuse repairs etc
— Richa Misra Tripathi (@richamtripathi) June 1, 2022
How to think better
How to handle failure
Starting a business
It's unfortunate that formal education prepares us for jobs but not for life.
— FindYourPie (@Findyourpie) May 31, 2022
Classes on stock market .. this should be introduce in 11th n 12th class as a compulsory subject.. One never know where life may take you in future if general awareness is there n basic concept is clear then it will help to some extent to face uncertainty of life
— Himansshu Jaiin (@Himansshujaiin) June 1, 2022
What is the thing that you think should be taught in schools but it is not? Share your views with us.