- How do you evaluate your education in terms of quality? What are the pros and cons you observe?
I think that my education is quite good right now. From my experience, it is a bit better than it would be had I pursued different places of education. At the same time, it could be better. A more detailed analysis:
Not much stress on studying, and the subjects are taught so we can appreciate their essence as well. Extra curriculars aren’t frowned upon and workshops and competitions are plentiful enough to provide oppurtunties for every student to shine.
The above pros function only in most schools. However a few schools, and the society at large, is more obsessed with pure academic study and tends to encourage students to shun other activities in their higher classes. The strict syllabus of activities to be conducted in class also restricts schools, which could otherwise frame activities to better match the school’s environment and situation.
- Do you think everyone has a good access to education in your country/region? Why?
As far as I know, access to education is quite good in my country. The quality of such education may be questionable, but access definitely is not, with a plethora of schools around the country, government schools, and special schemes to make sure everybody gets some basic education.
- What do you think would be a good idea to make education and access to education better in your country? What could be done and who could do it?
With regards to access to education, simple access to the internet would provide students access to a wide range of online learning material which would be more than enough. Providing students access to a computer for a fixed time each week, as has been done in some government schools, would easily provide access to quality education.
As to making education better, I think the strictness applied by education boards on matters such as writing formats and expected points should be relaxed so that schools have have a chance to preserve the individuality of their students (and can bend the rules in certain situations) rather than aiming for a standardized student across the country. We need to learn how to encourage uniqueness! Most of these changes would have to be implemented by the various education boards, who should probably appoint student delegates in order to better understand their needs and requirements.