Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
1. India must work towards improving the quality of its public education system, providing students with a more inclusive, modern, and effective learning experience. Analyse. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Easy
Why the question:
The article discusses the impact of Odisha’s reforms in the public education sector.
Key Demand of the question:
The write about the challenges facing the public education system and measures needed to overcome them.
Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Start by giving context.
First, Identify and explain the major challenges facing the public education system in India – inadequate infrastructure, shortage of quality faculty, outdated curriculum, and limited research opportunities, challenges related to access and inclusivity, including affordability etc.
Next, write about the implications of these challenges on the quality of public education – outdated curriculum and teaching methodologies on skill development and industry relevance, affordability, regional disparities, and social barriers etc.
Next, write about the steps that are needed to overcome the same.
Conclude by writing a way forward.