The Challenges of Education in Rural India


Major part of India still lives in villages and so the topic of rural education in India is of most extreme importance. Study says that, 90% of the schools being located in rural areas and face of Education in rural parts of the country have developed to a great extent. But some remote areas still do need a serious checkup with children failing to receive basic quality education.

We can’t disagree that, it is education that leads the road to betterment of a community and the nation at large. And when we think about bring a reformation in education, we have to point out what all prevents the education system in India to develop. Let’s have a look into rural education.

The most common problem that hampers the growth of the education in rural areas is lack of proper transportation. Due to poor connectivity from one place to another, government faces many problems to build school in rural areas. And also, children have to walk miles to reach schools which discourage them to attend school on a regular basis.

Also, there are some distinguished crisis that’s holding back rural education like, inadequate incomes of people which is too less to sustain a family. Hence, education is secondary thing for them. In the other hand, teachers in rural educational centers are paid poorly, which often leads them to pay proper attention to the students.

Lack of proper infrastructure in these rural schools also is a major concern. They don’t have proper classrooms, teaching equipments, play grounds and even basic facilities which ultimately forcing the students to suffer by compromising with a better education.

The foundation to turn India into a strong nation has to be laid down at primary and rural levels and so the quality of education right from the beginning should be excellent. Education and text books should be made interesting. For rural students textbooks related to their culture, their traditions and values should also be there so as to create their interest in studies.The reasons behind so many drop-outs in spite of free education should be found out as this is a obstacle on the road to progress. Improvement in the condition of government schools, education quality, committed teachers and more salaries to these teachers should be part of development.

There is a difference between urban and rural student not in terms of brain or development but their initial environment, skills, learning ability, availability of infrastructure, and access to different facilities. All of these must be considered while making the curricula which should not be different but how it is going to be taught would make the difference. Encourage the genuine rural students who are interested in education and make them competent. It is also absolutely mandatory to evaluate the success of the schools and students at each and every level. Timely assessment will throw light on present problems and achievements. Let us try to build a solution around these problems which will resolve the overall issues of rural education in India.