Next time your school going kid spells some word erroneously; don’t haul him or her up as this could be taught from prescribed textbooks in school.
Spelling mistakes in English. Incorrect solutions in mathematics. Wrong definitions in science. And Urdu text without punctuation marks.
These are no silly mistakes by schoolchildren, but errors in textbooks prescribed by some private schools – severely affecting child’s education in the Valley.
Ironically, even though the government is aware of these misgivings, they have “surrendered” before the “erring schools”.
It took them so long to discover this? Well.. at least they reported it.
Most of us are silent watchers anyways…
Talking of all that wrong and is taught in schools would not only make a good research paper (to think of it..?) but also actually go a long way in doing something to fix this state of affairs.
Truly said, the text book are of very poor quality, with loads of mistakes (why cant they even run a quick spell check?)
Anyways… what is reported here is talking of errors that are obviously accepted as wrong..
what about those that we know are wrong, and yet knowingly teach the kids?
What am I talking of..
well things of importance..
1. For example in every school the children are taught the theory of evolution – not to speak of it as a theory but something that is made to be understood to be fact… that the children are encouraged not to question. Strange but true….
2. And in every school, in every map that we study now and for I don’t know how many years back.. the map of India shows Kashmir as part of India (no no. I am not making another anti-India statement here).. the Kashmir that is shown includes the part of Kashmir that lies in Pakistan and the one under China.. (So much so that for a long time as a child I thought Kashmir is actually larger in size than it is.. i.e. the one shown in map + some part in Pakistan + in China).. it is a lie that prevails not only on text books but also national news for that matter.. lies.. lies.. lies..uff!!!