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Children's Voice: Struggles of Indian Students

Romsha Vats   •   8 Feb, 2024   •   4 mins

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Struggles of Indian Students | The Hoot Hour - Ep.15

This week’s episode of ‘The Hoot Hour’ focused on the struggles of Indian students. Recent changes in the board examination and coaching segment inspired the topic of discussion.

We would like to congratulate all the participants and thank them for taking the time to share their views on this pressing issue of the day:

  1. Alisha Khan (Gangotri Public School, Brahmapuri)
  2. Anu Thakur (Navyug School, Sarojini Nagar)
  3. Divyam Jain (Holy Child Public School, Sector 75, Faridabad)
  4. Shatakshi Srivastava (Holy Child Public School, Sector 29, Faridabad)

Our speakers discussed their opinions on the CBSE’s decision to hold board exams twice a year and the Government’s new rule prohibiting coaching institutes from admitting students below 16.

The first half of the Hoot Hour saw a back-and-forth discussion between participants who all put forth their opinions and reservations about the two board exams. It was a mixed bag, with some speakers supporting the two board exams while others agreeing that it would make students lazy in their preparation.

The conversation then shifted towards the need to have coaching institutes in India. While Anu and Alisha support self-study over coaching institutes, Divyam advocates for online coaching over physical classes. Shatakshi claims that coaching institutes are essential for children who aren’t too good at their studies. The government’s age restriction for coaching centres was also discussed.

The session ended with participants sharing their observations about the drawbacks of the Indian education system and giving suggestions about how it can be improved.

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