Students’ formal education and leisure reading
Syed Manzoorul Islam, Academic and Writer: omestic awareness has to be raised if drug-addicted students are to be brought back to schools and colleges. Offspring should have sound and healthy relationships with their parents. It is a sad reality that corrupt households will have adverse impact on the growth of its children. When the father conveys the value of honesty to his son, it is laughed off. The misuse of internet has trapped many an unfortunate child. Deceived under the pretense of coaching or private tuitions, the parents remain oblivious of their children getting themselves into many immoral activities including drug addiction. And when corruption plagues a society, it infects every household. Killing small-time crooks while ignoring the drug kingpins and their henchmen will not solve anything. The operations should target the godfathers, wiping out the problem at its root. If the source of the problem is not addressed, it will certainly spread like a morbid disease. What are we teaching the children? It should be assessed whether we are able to impart the joy of education to them. Students become anxious and discouraged when performing poorly in examinations. The domestic pressure in the inability of achieving GPA 5 forces many students to seek solace in the dark embrace of drugs. Families should take greater responsibility!
Teachers should become more conscious. The quality of education needs to be greatly improved. Education and the art of teaching should be made more enjoyable so that children feel excited to come to school every day to learn something new and morally good. Students should be given the opportunity to experience formal education. Necessary playing fields should be created for greater interest in sports, because its lack would lead to unnecessary friendships that can foster drug addictions. Sports should be played on fields; real friendship is made on the field. How many fields are in Dhaka? Playing fields are hijacked for erecting different buildings, depriving students of their opportunity of playing.
Translated by Abrar Hussain