In our country, due to the male dominating society, women’s status has, through ages, been considered to be lower than that of men. We have always heard a phrase “If you educate a man you educate an individual but if you educate a woman you educate an entire nation” and this is one of the most important thing that our country needs to understand at this Point of time. We have a large section of our society that lies below the poverty line and hence it does not come as a surprise that poverty is one of the major hindrances in the education for girls.
But poverty is not the only factor responsible, there are many more factors that contribute in the loss such as distance of schools from the villages, lack of sanitation facilities in the school premises, lack of female teachers and most importantly, absence of support from families and lack of awareness regarding the education of a girl child.
People carry a particular belief that even if they send girls to school, they should stop immediately after she reaches puberty to avoid eve teasing and at times in case of financial crisis, the boy child get more preference and is considered important to send him to school than the girl child. Some section of our country needs awareness regarding women education. The idea that girl child is a valuable resource for housework and in the fields, an additional hand that cannot be wasted in educating should come to an end.
Not talking about equal positions but as per the present scenario, the differences between the positions of men and women in the society will not even decrease. Many times we come across women only with primary education, going school is one thing but on the other hand, the quality of education matters the most. The situation of government schools in our
We must realize that going to school is one thing; on the other hand, the quality of education that one gets is another. Within government schools- overcrowded classrooms, absent teacher, sanitary conditions are common complaints and can cause parents to decide that it is not worth their child going to school.
Women education is a very important factor responsible for nation’s development. Steps that are being taken to enhance and extend for this cause should recede to the background because of absence of fund. It must be recalled every now and then that there is as yet a major hole to be filled between the education of boys and girls. Mother is the heart of family life in India. Our lifestyle relies upon her. It is essential; therefore, that at least the schemes and policies for girls and women that have already been included in the current plan are not disturbed.