We see our upcoming generation with bags full of books but, empty from manners and values. They are taught more than their age.
Preschoolers have heavy bone breaking bags and are sent to tution as well, But at none of this place they are taught manners creativity and values. Even though parents are satisfied with it too.
We see them dull, monotonic and charmless. They went to school with no energy and smile on their faces. Their creativity is killed by making them rote learners from young age. And then we complain of not having excellent poets, writers, doctors, lawyers and other professionals out of them. This is the major reason that our country is weak as its educational root is weak.
If we see developed countries such as Japan and China, children are admitted to schools at 5-6 year age and they are first of all taught moral values, creativity and manners. In comparison, if we see our school system children at 3-4 age admitted to school and taught counting and English and then at age 10-12 they are seen with dull and tired bodies, ruder, ill-mannered, values and kindness, fighting, yelling , spreading garbage and messing around.
Here a question arise ‘WHAT IF SCHOOLS TAUGHT MANNERS AND VALUES?’
Yes, if our school teach children with manners and values instead of such heavy and unnecessary syllabus, we will have a disciplined and intelligent younger generation. Our country will not be a garbage land, if we practically teach them ‘CLEANLINESS IS HALF OF FAITH’. They won’t annoy parents and grandparents if they are taught respect and suppose to spend time with them instead of having long hours of tuition. They will get proper table manners and will not be fussy.
Here is a need of proper educational strategy for preschooler lessons should be introduced in secondary school aimed at teaching fair play, respect and good manners. If so, we can have a generation full of life, etiquette and creativeness and the children will also get proper time for mental and physical development.
(The writer is a media student at the Institute of Communication Studies, University of the Punjab. She can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org)