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What is the purpose of Education ?

April 8th, 2018 -- Posted in General | No Comments »

A distraught child walked into my room with her aunt, looked devastated, eyes were full of sadness and anguish and exclaimed ,’I am a failure, and every child in my class teases me so I just don’t want to study anymore ‘.
I asked her, ‘Why do you think you are a failure?’ ‘I am, as I have failed in Math and Science, I am dumb and have no interest in living now ‘, ‘
I asked her ‘What do you like to do? ‘, She said with excitement in her eyes, ‘Paint and sing’.
Come April and so many children think like this that they are a failure as schools decide to detain them and not promote and quite rudely ask them to take their TC and move to different schools.

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