Commercialization in Education
Short Essay on Commercialization of Education “No, I want my child to study. I want him to get what I did not get in my childhood. I will give him education even if I have to pay a huge amount of money to the educational institutions” These are some lines which are said by the parents of this modern era. Every parent tries their level best to provide quality education to his ward and to fulfill their dreams they spend a lumpsum amount of money so that their ward is able to study in the best educational institution.
Schools, coaching centers, educational institutions, etc. , are prospering day by day. It seems as if they will give rise to a new industry named educational industry. They charge lumsum amount of money to provide education and the parents blindly spend such amount to educate their ward. But the question is– ARE THESE INSTITUTIONS PROVIDING EDUCATION OR THEY ARE DOING BUSINESS IN THE NAME OF EDUCATION?? In this modern era, EDUCATION is no more giving knowledge or teaching a child so that he/she can know more and more about the society.
Rather it has converted into a business in almost every institution charge a huge amount in return of the facilities they provide. In the best educational institutions of the world, donations are taken in return of registering an average student and giving him education. Advertisements made by the schools, colleges, coaching’s, etc. is a way of getting more and more customers in form of students and surely their business is prospering day by day. Basically the parents are being cheated in the name of education.
Even if it gives rise to a new industry, this industry will not be able to fulfill its social responsibility towards the society. The system of education in the world has to improve; the meaning of education has to improve. Providing education should not be limited to providing lumsum amount of money. The meaning should be giving quality education to the youth to develop the world. This is not what “I” as an individual or “you” as an individual can do. For this many “I” have to come together to give rise to a “we” and this “we” will be able to convey this message to the world.