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Why Education doesn't develop character-building habits in students ? Here are the reasons

Now a days, people of every country and every religion give topmost priority to education. Different countries and societies have different educational systems, depending upon their requirements,religion, culture and social norms. Since the acquisition of high-quality education along with professional skills and abilities normally leads to a bright future and a brilliant career and  everyone seems to be immensely interested in career-building.In other words, people focus on education simply because it helps with career-building.

 On the other hand, what most of the people seem to be neglecting is the  character-building. Sometimes,educated people are reported to have committed various types of crimes and immoral acts. In spite of being formally educated, they indulge in corruption, deception,bribes, fraud, cheating, lying, etc.

 What is the main cause of this gross misconduct, after all?Of course, there might be many reasons but negligence in character-building during student life cannot be ruled out.Following are the reasons due to which a student can not give atttention toward character building along with education.

1-Family Background and Environment:

Family background and environment deeply influence the character and manners of a student. With a certain personal and psychological attitude ingrained in him by his family environment, a student joins an educational institution where he has to socialize with others. Obviously, if excellently brought up by his family, he behaves nicely towards other students but if there is something lacking in it, he may misbehave towards other students, ultimately having a bad effect on their attitude.

2-Role of Instituition:

Some parents must have realized that their kids indulge in certain bad habits after they have joined some institution. Admittedly, every institution cannot be taken to task. There must be good institutions that ensure that which students have a good character along with quality education. However, it’s also an undeniable fact that sometimes a student is introduced to any evils for the first time in his life in some institution. Therefore, parents should guide their kids from an early age on how to stay away from bad kids in the institution.

3-Educational Currriculum:

Educational Currriculum also plays a vital role in character-building. Sowing bad seeds will produce bad fruits. Similarly, teaching immoral and irrelevant topics to students in the name of literature and language will destroy their manners. On the contrary, in addition to technical topics, if the curriculum also contains such topics as love for and loyalty to religion, honesty, sincerity, bravery, fulfilment of duty, patriotism, etc., it will hopefully help in developing a good character in students.

4-Misuse of mobile phones:

Another factor that might cause a bad effect on the character of students is the misuse of mobile phone and social media. No doubt, a mobile phone is a very useful device itself. If properly used, it can produce fruitful results but the sad fact is that a great number of students waste their time by misusing mobile phones and the internet. Watching indecent things, playing improper games on a mobile phone, etc. are only some of its many misuses. Of course, these goings-on will distract students from their real purpose, i.e. the acquisition of education. Therefore, in order to avoid all these risks, one should nip the evil in the bud and do what is best for his worldly life as well as afterlife.

5-Role of Teachers:

There is another significant aspect, i.e. the role of teachers. Usually, a student sees his teacher as a role-model and tries to follow him. Besides professional skills, if a teacher is the role model of morality and dignity, this will hopefully have a very positive effect on the manners of students.On the other hand, if the teacher mistreats his students, this will have an ill effect on their character besides bringing a bad name for the teaching profession. And, how can such a teacher play any role in the character-building of students? How can a sleeping person awaken the other? How can a person falling into the depth of decadence take the other person to the heights of decorum? So, the role of a teacher should always be taken seriously.

6-Education in Foreign Country:

There is also a growing trend of  among students to go abroad for education. In a foreign country, there are high chances of a student indulging in immoral acts for the reason that there is usually no family member with him to keep an eye on him. Sometimes, he feels footloose and fancy-free and, as a result, continues to drown in the sea of sins due to the company of his new friends who come from a different society with different manners, norms and traditions. Not only can his new friends destroy his character but also, sometimes, his beliefs.

Anyway, students as well as their parents should ponder over the situation from different perspectives before making any decision in this regard.