Quality education has never been a priority of political parties, say youths in Bareilly
Ghazanfar Abbas, IndiaTomorrow.net,
Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, Feb 13: Good education and better job are the two major concerns for youths anywhere - and also in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh. Youths say all governments have just promised good education but did little.
"There has been very little improvement on the front of education here. Every government promises to improve standard of education but that promise is not implemented on the ground. Quality of education is deteriorating day by day. Government must look into. Society should also do its responsivity," says Laxmi Narayan Singh, a student at Bareilly College, while talking to IndiaTomorrow.net.
Upendar Singh, another student standing inside the campus of Bareilly College, says: "Our education system is poor from the base level. If the base level is improved then we will see improvement up to higher level. There is a need to develop government schools where no one wants to send their children."
"We face problems in getting scholarship. After education, we do not get job and so we have to migrate to other states," says Mahesh Sharma.
Assembly elections will be held in Bareilly in the 2nd Phase on 15th Feb.
Like male students, female students are also unhappy with the poor education system.
Suchi Shukla, a student of law, said: "There is no standard education here. It should be improved. When we go outside for interviews for jobs, they ask questions which we are not able to answer."
Shruti says "Serveries, infrastructure and placement are not given much emphasis."
For them, safety is also an important issue.
"The issue of women safety is not given much importance. Politicians just talk and do little," says Shruti.
Suchi is angry that some politicians are politicising the issue of women safety in the elections. "They take the issue to the different level and involve politics in it, which is wrong," she says.
"Politicians talk and just talk among themselves. Rather than coming to the people, they talk to each other. They should rather work," says another female student.
Some students say education should be a major issue in the election.
"Education should be an issue in the election," said Laxmi Narayan Singh.
"Youths should come out and take part in politics," says another.