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Skill-based education needed to face unemployment challenge

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

UJJAINI SHARMA

Education system which is mostly based on examition system for earning a degree, with little scope for getting a job, needs to be revamped and upgraded into career oriented or professiol degree courses, for facing the challenges of growing unemployment. In order to set the system of education in the right direction, along with the basics of knowledge, the skills of the students should be developed that may act as motivators for the steady economic and societal progress of a country. The dual need of implementation of knowledge and skill-based education has become pertinent given the present confrontations countered by the world due to the mounting speed of globalization, scientific and industrial expansions.

Knowledge, as we all know, emates from human faculty resulting from deduced or inferred perceptions that sprouts from blending of statistics, information, and practice and individual alysis. Skill, on the other hand, means developing oneself and our expertise to add importance to our career advancement. We can develop our skills by assessing which skills are important for our career through better training to understand the intricate tricks of our job functions that involve cognitive, practical and inter-persol skills. These skills may be acquired through individual ability and capacity by way of deliberate, systematic and sustained efforts. Apart from professiol skill based education, an employer too may provide the much needed training for developing the skills of an individual, apart from the teaching he receives before joining a profession.

Skills needs to be build to develop job skills because lack of skills means few job opportunities which may lead to lower earnings, that results in destabilization of profitable and creative escalation of a country’s fiscal progress. Therefore, education is the ideal means to acquire skills in the milieu of express hi-tech transformation in this period of bigger large-scale competition. We need skill based education for many reasons but chiefly for rising global harmonized organism and confrontations of education and teaching.

Higher education should be reformed at the earliest with the need to look at effectiveness of the current education system as concerns are rising regarding the employability of the graduates. Such concerns are related to the quality of the domain of learning and relevance of the programs and courses that are being offered by various institutions.

Every student should have the right to higher education which needs reform on the basis of access, equity and quality. Access is pertinent to expand the gross enrolment rate, equity for bringing vulnerable groups within the scope of higher education, and quality is required for achieving quantitative targets.

In the economic development of a tion, crisis of skill development could be turned into growth opportunity by the imperative increase in the employability the youth demography. Therefore, if the government places efforts for framing guidelines for skill development then the industries could bond together for a public private joint venture in improving our country’s fincial system.

Updating the curriculum of higher education with test of alytical skills may in a long way help to improve the quality of teaching with the guidance of the best of teaching faculties. In one word, it can be summed up that our present education structure needs to be blended and updated with the development of skill-based learning.

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