In India, around 76-80 % of students find mathematics, more commonly known as maths, the most daunting subject. Out of all these students, a majority of them blame maths and hold it primarily responsible for bringing down the total grades of a student. Although many students try to take help from various methods, such as extra classes, and some even contact maths tutors like jc1 maths tuition Singapore, still a surprising number of students either fail or score below-average marks in mathematics.
Students all across the world have an irrational fear of maths, yet ironically almost 90-95% of students opt for maths in their higher studies curriculum despite having the option to drop it. This can be credited to the fact that almost every college in India requires students to study mathematics till the highest possible level of schooling, namely standard 11th and 12thto secure admission in any available course.
Flaws in the education system
Universities in India that provide affordable and quality education mandate aspirants seeking admissions, to have studied mathematics till the very end of standard 12th, to be eligible for admissions. Even courses in the field of art or literature require students to study maths in high school. This is a highly unfair practice, since mandating maths for admission in courses that do not revolve even remotely around the field of mathematics, not only wastes a student’s time but also creates unnecessary pressure on students. While some students find ally factors such as jc1 maths tuitionSingapore or their respective countries helpful, many tend to crack under pressure and drop maths. Students who do this are robbed of their chance to gain a reputed degree from a college and often have to either compromise on their education or turn to private universities that have morbidly high fee structures. The reality, however, is sadly different.
Most students dream of attending esteemed universities and hence often choose to suffer in silence rather than get the tag of a dropout or a failure. Not only does this take an immense toll on the student’s mental health and push them towards several mental disorders including clinical depression, but it also forces students to focus on a subject irrelevant to their field rather than devoting their time to something that can prove to be useful.
It is no secret that the education system in India, is deeply flawed, and time and again has faced criticism since the curriculum and major features remain unchanged since the pre-independence times, which is when the current system was established.Urgent reform is needed in the Indian education system to shape the future of the country’s youth more rationally.