Why We stress on Quality Education only?
Sachar committee reported that 50% Muslims do not enroll in either a school or a madrasa. Government keeps on opening new schools, and expanding the existing ones to make it easier for the children to reach a school conveniently.
Mid-day meal scheme was started under Education for All or Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan of the Central government, to raise the enrolment levels. In Bihar, the government provides bicycles to all the girl students. If all this investment by government cannot raise the enrolment levels, it is a shame for us individuals, community or social groups, and the NGOs. We must not remain a mute witness to the failure of these government initiatives; we need to act. Read on ..
WHAT HAS QUALITY GOT TO DO WITH THIS?
“If you don't set a baseline standard for what you'll accept in life, you'll find it's easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that's far below what you deserve.” - Anthony Robbins
I recently forwarded a press release sent by a premier student organization of the Indian Muslim Community [would be careful not to name it, though] to specific mailing groups. One of the members of one group swiftly remarked – “Why don’t they do a spell check before they send?” Candid enough, isn’t it?! This is not an exception; I could exhibit an array of OFFICIAL press releases from another prominent national-level Muslim educational institution that contain typos, spelling errors; even grammatical mistakes. So, what has spell check or quality got to do with press releases? Aren’t they simply meant to convey some happenings? Above all, they are probably doing us a favor in sending the press releases in English; because a majority of Muslim organizations are characterized by their connoted affiliation to Urdu – and non-affiliation to English, as a corollary. Another despondent and cynical observation that I have made during my professional career; almost 95% of resumes from Muslim candidates are forwarded without proper spellcheck or proofreading!! Read on ..