Need for value education

The National Policy on Education of 1986 has very strongly recommended the need for value-education due to the following reasons:

  • Tremendous advance in science and technology’ has resulted in a complete change in the lifestyle of the people.
  • Science and technology is being used to produce weapons of mass destruction endangering the very existence of the human race instead of using it for the betterment of human life.
  • Erosion of traditional values.
  • Life in the future is going to be faster and more complex. The student of today have to face such moral situations in future, in which, instead of depending on others, they may be required to take their own decision.
  • The present youth has special problems. It has started to question the conduct of elders — especially political leaders. They do not see the relevance of the values preached.