ADYAR GOPAL PARIVAR
An Opinion of Dr. Mohan Shenoy
PUBLIC IMPORTANCE
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New Structure: Agriculture, Animal
husbandry, Textiles, Commerce, Languages,
Humanities, Arts and Crafts, Basic Sciences,
etc., 9th onwards.

Government’s first step to restructure
education: Declare 8th pass as School
Leaving (Matric) level and as First
Graduation (Not Drop-outs).

If youth is not engaged with a career by the
age of 14 years then the youth will drift into
unpredictable adventurism like an untamed
horse.

Lucky are the parents who agree among
themselves and make up their mind as to
what career their child who is turning 14
should follow up.

In making up mind as to the career for her
child turning 14, the mother often can not
think right, being overprotective and extra-
cautious.

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Parents are at a loss to know what to do if
an 8th Pass 14 yr., old child not study well in
the 9th class. Allow them to take up a safe
job.

By refusing to allow 8th Pass 14 yr., old take
up a safe job, India is denying itself a large
human force from contributing to its G. D. P.

We fell into the trap well laid by
competitors abroad that raised the bogey of
child labour when they found our products
were nosing them.

The Government and the wise people must
direct the youngsters by suitable Structure
of Education towards goals that bring
prosperity to all.

The present system of 10th class as
Matriculation or School Leaving class doesn’t
allow for diversification earlier and creates
‘drop-outs’.

By terming youngsters who left school
before 10th class as ‘drop-outs’ we are
making it all worse for them and pushing
them down further.

Grading our curriculum in such a way that
schooling is unbroken till 10th class while
8th is more convenient hampers freedom of
choice.

The present Structure of Education forces
children into the 9th to 12th classes wherein
a large number of students can not get
through.

New Structure of Education doesn’t mean
stop after 8th class. Everyone continues
classes that are meant to prepare her/him
for a career.

Make 8th class pass the major stepping-stone
(New Structure of Education), after which
students take up study in courses that they
fit in.

A Certificate of completion of a course by
post-8th class students will enable
employers to hire them as
trainees/apprentices for 1-2 years.

If Govt., declares passing 8th class as the
end of schooling then millions of youngsters
will begin training for the career of their
choice.

New Structure of Education proposed
eliminates 9th to 12th classes from most of
the career courses by making 8th class the
end of schooling.

A majority of careers chosen by youngsters
do not need subjects taught in present 9th
to 12th classes, which only dislodge their
ambitions.

When I had reached the 8th class, I was 14
years and receptive to career guidance like
all youngsters of that age, from parents and
others.

I, like everyone else, was not aware how
important it was to begin early my pursuit of
a career, supported by my parents and
teachers alike.

With only one or two children, the parents
can focus better on their child’s career,
starting at age 14 and select one that’s most
suitable.

At the age of 14 a child is anxious to achieve
and wishes to prepare himself for his future
mainly by looking for support from his
father.

System of Education available in the region
determines the career chosen by the child,
the father or the mother and not merely the
ambition.

The government decides the kind of system
of education for schools, which prepare the
child in taking up a career most suitable for
him/her.

Ordinary people normally would send their
children to local schools that adopt the
government system of education and are
easily accessible.

There are many careers such as priests and
other religious offices for which the regular
schools do not provide path, education or
training.

Indian Constitution gives freedom of
religion; does not promote any particular
religion and therefore religions are not part
of curriculum.

‘Morals’ was a subject included in the school
curriculum but religion was never made a
subject to be taught and examinations
conducted in.

Language(s), arithmetic, basic science and
basic social studies are the main subjects
that are included in the curriculum in all
schools.

An appropriate career is chosen for their
child by the parents by applying their
knowledge and belief so that the same will
bring happiness.

Before a career is chosen for the 14-year old
child, the parents would make sure that the
required education and training are within
reach.

Since early 20th Century Indian education
especially the Secondary School Pre-matric
syllabus has been oriented towards degree
certificate.

For many careers such as a potter, SSLC or
the degree are unnecessary and the years
spent in the school after 8th class is a waste
of time.

If a 14-year old is not told to focus on a
certain career and set on its path for
education and training then the child will
drift aimless.

A career chosen by a 14-yr old child can be
modified and changed later according to
circumstances and capacity and
accessibility of chances.
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In the Digital world, the Non-Netizens that is
the computer illiterates will lose their ground
even if they are otherwise well-educated.

I won’t know if my colleague, friend, relative,
comrade, neighbour, etc., get offended when
I write or say something that I know is a fact.

Time, Surroundings, Social features, etc.,
keep changing. So, I stop reminding myself
of any wrong-doings of anybody to keep
hating them.

I was made to learn so many things in which
I was not interested during childhood and
later. My tries at self-education expanded my
wisdom.

Giving gifts is not an easy job because the
gift given must not only be useful but also
reveal the personalities of both giver and
receiver.

Feeling insecure is my inborn defensive
character. Only my experience and MWC
(Mind, Wisdom, Conscience combination)
helps me overcome it.

My face is a tool to show friendlyness or
enmity by smiling or grimacing but often I put
on an appearance to suit the occasion and
people.

Elderly people: a burden on society. Not all,
but many. Pension amounts paid out by
governments, corportns., are huge. Product
very little.

After children are fed, educated, got a
job/business, got married and moved, then
the parents are left with surplus to fight
among themselves.
Peace of mind is not meant for the young. In
my youth I was constantly agitated to acquire
knowledge, skills, popularity and stood in
front.

I have to get used to properties and values
these days, as every single word or phrase I
create could be my valuable intellectual
property.

Anything can acquire a sale value if I find a
buyer. One who creates a demand for his
merchandize will get the best price for even
a scrap.

The world as we see it today is the result of
the toil of millions of humans; for some it is
most liveable, pleasant and for some it is
bad.

The most confusion I got into was when
elders advised me that I have rights to work
but not its rewards. I always eagerly awaited
my payday.

I would not succeed in building up an
amicable atmosphere with my neighbour if
the latter is by all principles against my very
existence.

I have learnt not to dislike a person or group
that belongs to me and my country even if
they disagree with my actions and motives,
often.

Language is man’s strongest tool and I want
people to know my language but I always try
to learn other languages whenever there is a
chance.

Welfare benefits must be available to those
who deserve them but I would never like to
be a beneficiary of welfare handout if I can
help it.
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MATTERS OF IMPORTANCE TO EVERYONE
At present even 20 years study in schools
and colleges usually does not make us
READY TO START WORKING in farms,
industries and professions.

At present a student after 8th Class crams
lessons to pass the exams, the subjects of
which may not be applicable to her/his
career chosen.

Our lives’ most crucial years, in which we
prepare ourselves for a bright future
career, are 15th to 20th, which need
guidance from parents.

Our life’s 15th and 16th years are for
honing skills and 17th to 20th are for
specializing in various professions, so help
us, Educators!

Education is predominantly state subject
and therefore it is left to each state to
declare 8th class as standard educational
qualification.

If we start at 14th yr by first listening to
our parents and friends and then deciding
on our own, we can choose the career and
excel too.

Declaring 8th class pass as School Leaving
or Matric class, and 10th, 12thand degree
as post Matric the government would
redirect education.

Youth are becoming literate very much
sooner than yesterday and making them
wait till 16th year for Matric Cert., is out
of place and cruel.

What is learnt during eight years from 1st
to 8th class in these costly days should be
highly valued and honoured making 8th
Pass as Matric.

At present the 8th Pass 14 yr., old youth is
groping in the dark as regards the future
since she/he is not shown light out of
school tunnel.

At present S. S. L. C. (Matric) is upon
completion of 10th Class, out of which 9th
and 10th could be replaced with career
relevant subjects.

The government must make it easy for the
8th Pass 14 yr old youth to take up the line
of education and training that fits her/his
career.

At present the classes 9th and 10th are
trackless and 11th and 12th are excluding
common career pursuits like farming and
self-employment.

Indian Structure of Education I hope
changes into a focused and purposeful
machination in which a career for 14 yr old
8th pass is built-in.

For a parent the prospects of a good
marriage for their ward may be important
but it is the career that provides stability
to wedded life.

Prospects of a good marriage depend not
so much on the degree held as on the
chosen career, profession and
employability of the groom/bride.

After 8th class and 14 years of age it is
important from where we get the facts,
skills and wisdom. From parents, friends,
books, Internet?

The age of 14 years is a point where every
youth has an opportunity to mend and
bend and fall back on the track with self-
will & self-power.

The will and vigour at the age of 14 needs
grooming and goading to kindle its fire and
exploit its force and not shut up in weird
syllabi.

New Structure: The 8th is School-Leaving
Class /Matric. From 9th choose one among
the six Career Courses from basic Science
to Professional.

New Structure: Agriculture, Animal
husbandry, Textiles, Commerce,
Languages, Humanities, Arts and Crafts,
Basic Sciences, etc., 9th onwards.

Government’s first step to restructure
education: Declare 8th pass as School
Leaving (Matric) level and as First
Graduation (Not Drop-outs).
Indian Structure of Education I hope
changes into a focused and purposeful
machination in which a career for 14 yr old
8th pass is built-in.

For a parent the prospects of a good
marriage for their ward may be important
but it is the career that provides stability
to wedded life.

Prospects of a good marriage depend not
so much on the degree held as on the
chosen career, profession and
employability of the groom/bride.

After 8th class and 14 years of age it is
important from where we get the facts,
skills and wisdom. From parents, friends,
books, Internet?

The age of 14 years is a point where every
youth has an opportunity to mend and
bend and fall back on the track with self-
will & self-power.

The will and vigour at the age of 14 needs
grooming and goading to kindle its fire and
exploit its force and not shut up in weird
syllabi.

New Structure: The 8th is School-Leaving
Class /Matric. From 9th choose one among
the six Career Courses from basic Science
to Professional.
Making a 14-yr old child go through and
study for many years after his 8th class
without a definite career in sight is an
unhelpful outcome.

All kinds of occupations could become
welcome careers and provide us financial
security and happiness in life if planned and
pursued early

Earlier we decide on our life’s career better
could we decide our place of residence and
style of living thus gaining control and
security.

The main purpose of deciding on a career
early is to get the child think about his future
independence and looming responsibilities in
life.

The 8th pass being sufficient for most of the
skills and occupations diversification of
education and training may begin with the
9th class.

Management of the adolescent by the
parents is as tricky as of toddler but the
situation differs owing to change in child’s
way of thinking.

To keep 14-yr old away from vices and bad
company it is useful to firmly advise him to
take up education and training for his future
career.

A 14-yr old is at the right age for making him
love and respect his country, culture and
tradition and allowed in nationalistic activities.

There is a high point in life of a child after
8th class when he/she and parents decide if
they select self-employment as the career or
not.

A 14-yr old girl would be wise to listen to her
mother and other older women regarding her
future career, as she would herself be a
mother.

Wise parents make a list of careers for their
14-yr old to select from. The child then would
work harder and with determination towards
it.

Parents are directly responsible till 14 but
later it is the school, friends and the
government that intervenes to influence the
child’s ID.

Govt’s influence is uppermost since
examinations are conducted and degree
necessary for child to take up career is
issued by Govt agencies.

Diversification of courses starts from 12th
class onwards at present, forcing students to
delay choosing of their career by 4 years in
maze.

Since about a hundred years, the Indian 14-
yr old child has been forced to wait for
another 4 years to begin career education
and training.

Parents, especially the mother, would want
her 14-yr old child to live a happy life for
which he/she selects a family oriented
occupation.

It takes time to change the norm but an 8th
pass 14-yr old may be permitted to join ITI-
like training institutes to begin his career
quest.

Smart parents treat their 8th pass 14-yr old
with love and respect because he or she is
going to be the future torchbearer of the
family.

Smart parents put their 8th pass 14-yr old on
a track to spend the next 4 years in building
the blocks for a career education and
training.

Even MBBS or BE could be the career
options for an 8th pass 14-yr old and the
focus would provide the child an aim to cling
on and get busy.

Let 8th pass be the new school graduation
from where the young one will embark on a
planned, parent-approved and self-chosen
career option.

14 years of life, love and activity since birth
forms a big chunk of lifespan and passing
8th class is an achievement equal to merit
medal.

Up to 8th Class be common for all careers
and 8th Pass the standard Graduation
following which be Specialization towards
the chosen career.

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Pass; 2nd Graduation 10th Pass; 3rd
Graduation 12th Pass; 4th Graduation
Degree
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A Structure of Education that will create a
workforce of skilled men and women ready
to work in farms, industries and professions
is needed.