Recommendations of Muthukumaran committee over samacheer kalvi in Tamilnadu
The muthukumaran committee, comprising eminent educational experts of Tamilnadu, which was constituted for studying various aspects over the implementation of uniform education system in Tamilnadu. After assessing all possible factors for the improvement of education system in Tamilnadu the committee submitted its report to then DMK government during 2007. The DMK government analyzed the possibility for the implementation procedure after making necessary amendment in the recommendation in the committee report. Finally , the samacheer kalvi thittam got ready for the implementation throughout in the State of Tamilnadu.
Public reaction on the implementation of samacheer kalvi in Tamilnadu
DMK government planned to implement the samacheer kalvi thittam during its last phase of ruling during 2010-2011. Soon after the announcement of Samacheer kalvi large sections of people mainly from the urban area opposed the uniform education citing the reason for the need of quality education which can only be given by the private schools. On the contrary, the people from village shown their happiness towards the implementation of samacheer kalvi. In the meantime, DMK lost its power in the assembly election following which the rival AIADMK came to power. Soon after sworn-in ceremony, as a first move the new government opposed the uniform samacheer kalvi thittam. The present government of Tamil Nadu (AIADMK) filed a case against the samacheer kalvi thittam with the request to issue a stay order till next session. The government also criticized then DMK government for making new syllabus of education in favor of the party. Following this, large number people filed their petition against the samacheer kalvi thittam.
Single autonomous board for the secondary education in Tamilnadu
The Muthukumaran committee recommended for a single autonomous board for Tamilnadu. At present there are four different boards like matriculation, oriental, state board and Anglo-Indian. While clarifying the recommendation the muthukumaran committee emphasizing the fact that different board have different types of syllabus , marking scheme and evaluation procedure. When a student seek for higher education in the the colleges for various courses, due to non -uniform education he may betray or outlined from getting the opportunity. Many private colleges prefer students from matriculation or other boards than state board. So, by bringing a single autonomous board ( Tamil Nadu State Secondary School Education Board), we can bring uniform education policy, uniform syllabus, uniform system which will definitely reduce the divergence / uncertainty in the present system of education.
De-commercialization of school education in Tamilnadu
The muthukumaran committee recommended for De-commercialization of Tamilnadu school education. The committee reported that nowadays, the private school education is completely commercialized forgetting the social need. All school committee mind only on their revenue forgetting the terms and condition for getting approval from Tamilnadu government. The multiple board system will enhance the commercialization. So the committee recommended for a single autonomous board in Tamilnadu.
Differences among the students of Rural and Urban Children
On many occasion it was noticed few educational body always trying to outline the children coming from rural area. They think that the children from rural area cannot pay the money as they are demanding. So, at all possible effort they drive the rural area children away form their institution.This was the main reason for the Right to Education act, 2009 which was passed in the parliament during 2009 have a section for allowing reservation of 25% to the children coming from the rural area in all schools.
Differences in their examination pattern in Tamilnadu
The muthukumaran committee also pointed out a very important aspect over the multi education system. When children studying from different examination pattern some may follow strict evaluation and some may show leniency in the evaluation scheme. After completing their school education all of them seeking for their higher education system under a common platform of college education. According to the committee report this is totally unjustified and unpredictable. So, the committee recommended for the single Autonomous Education board in Tamilnadu.
The teacher student ratio in the samacheer kalvi thittam in Tamilnadu:
The muthukumaran committee recommended the teacher-student ratio should be 1:30. We could see many crowded classes in several schools. The teacher-pupil ratio plays a vital role in the field of teaching learning environment. So, the committee strictly ad hereto the decision of teacher-student ratio in Tamilnadu.
Deviation of teaching methodology away from rote learning in Tamilnadu
The committee reiterated and recommended to keep away the ancient methodology of rote learning instead supporting for the conceptual teaching rather rote learning in Tamilnadu. The rote learning makes no sense in the scope of learning. In the present system a child can score cent percentage marks in the examination without knowing the concept of learning. What is the use of such learning? will it support for them in making their career. We cannot identify the skill of the child he or she have only we inject what we have and try to recover what we want not bothering about the talent of the child. Hence, the committee opposed the way of rote learning and suggested an alternative solution as continuous and comprehensive evaluation.
Play-way methodology of teaching in Kindergarten in Tamilnadu
What hell in the present system of education. The children in their infancy stage are pushed up and enforced to learn everything. Parents are generally forcing and physically torturing the children to study-study-and study for getting good marks. Nowadays, many children lost their childhood life, they don't know how to play the kid game. All children leading a life of a prisoner in their home. Children never allowed to play at their own choice game instead the parents design his game of play by suppressing his desires and interest for ever. As the days passed on the child lose his or her hope and confidence to handle the pressure in the adverse situation of their life. So, the committee strongly recommend the play way methodology in kindergarten school of Tamilnadu.
Let us hope the recommendations of muthukumaran committee may bring a favorable change in the present system of Tamilnadu education system. It is a new thinking in a new dimension in the history of Tamilnadu education. No doubt the samacheer kalvi thittam will bring an expected change over cognitive, affective and psycho motor domain of Education. Opposing is easier than designing, so the samacheer thittam is not against anyone or favoring any political party but in is in the interest of CHILDREN OF TAMIL NADU.