Hyderabad: Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) a nationwide organization working in the students community & education sector with aim of promoting quality education, SIO always struggles to work on students issues from top to the bottom, in this regard, SIO has started a campaign with theme “India as a welfare state” under this theme conducting series of programs, Education in India is one of them, this round table meet was conducted to discuss status of education. Prominent educationists & intellectuals discussed on topics like NEP, its implementation, status of govt schools education in India in general and Telangana in specific, purpose of education in India, scientific temperament in education in India, pedagogy and psychology of teaching etc.
Mr Amir ullah Khan while discussing on his topic said that the New Education Policy is not having any explicit focus on learning level, he further said the main issue of Indians in general and Muslim community in specific is Education, second is job. Govt should focus on improving quality of education. Miss Javeriya Saleem discussed on various survey carried out to know the status of education said that there are so many loopholes in data, she further said that there is no right direction or approach for policy implementation, no accountability for teachers, there is no liability in govt schools, govt should take responsibility. Professor Dharmiya (Rtd Prof, OU) said that govt making such policies that promotes drop-outs, govt is deliberately decreasing school budget to deprive the students of India. He further said we should think on critical lines & should work to improve the statsus of education in India. Many other delegates such as Dr Kumar, Dr Samuel HMI, Dr Salahuddin (Professor MANUU) and other have participated.
In concluding speech, Dr Talha Fayazuddin (State President, SIO TS) said that the constitution of India describes India as a welfare state, and the foremost necessity a welfare state should fulfil is Education. With reports and statistics discussed, the current sorry status of education in our country is quite palpable. Therefore we as responsible citizens and groups need to further discuss means to facilitate and impart equal, equitable and inclusive education. We also need to understand the true concept and philosophy of knowledge and education without which education not only gets limited to employment and income, but also creates literate ignorants who are dangerous to the society. It takes political as well as social will to understand and accept the change that is very much needed today, and we need to spearhead this change.