Mangaluru, July 14, 2018: Students should be treated as individuals and not robots, said Manipal University former vice chancellor Prof Dr B M Hegde. He was speaking during the felicitation programme organised by the district Kannada Sahitya Parishat and the Department of Public Instructions, at the Zilla Panchayat’s Netravathi Auditorium here on July 13, Friday.
Dr B M Hegde further said that many teachers have been asking the students to memorise the lessons, which is not a good development. Memorising the lessons and reproducing the same in examinations only prepares students to score good marks and pursue wealthy careers. The real motto of education is producing better human beings. The teachers should encourage their students to ask questions and develop a rational mindset.
The former VC said, “Examinations today create stress among students. There are instances when the students have gone into depression and kill themselves after not being able to deliver the results as per the expectations of their parents. The parents and teachers should stop pressurising the children to score the highest marks.”
Commercialisation : Dr B M Hegde, meanwhile, expressed his displeasure with the commercialisation of education and the unhealthy competition.
Students scoring the highest marks in SSLC and PU in Kannada medium, and students scoring highest marks in the first language Kannada, were felicitated on the occasion.
Zilla panchayat CEO Dr M R Ravi presided over. IT expert K P Rao, Dakshina Kannada zilla Kannada Sahitya Parishat president Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, PU Education department deputy director Nagarajappa and District Assistant Information officer B A Khader Shah were present among others.
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