By Aubaid Ahmed Akhoon
“Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding ” (William Arthur Ward)
The teaching profession is simply a profession that creates all other professions, of all the relationships in the world, the sacred one is considered to be that of a teacher and a disciple.
There are many human relationships in the world, some of which are blood relations and some are spiritual relationships. One of these relationships is the student teacher’s relationship. In Islam, the teacher’s relationship is equal to that of the parents as after parents it is the teacher who teach us the meaning of real life, teach us to live life, teach us to differentiate between right and wrong. .
In the importance of the teacher, the beloved Prophet (Pbuh) said that I was sent as a teacher, which shows how high the status of the teacher is that the Holy Prophet (Pbuh) is introducing himself by calling himself a teacher. The Holy Prophet (Pbuh) came to this world to teach knowledge to all of us, so beloved Prophet (Pbuh) has the status of a teacher and Prophet (Pbuh) dignity is enhanced by the ideology of the teacher such is the status of the teacher..
Parents also play a role of a teacher and the home is considered as the first university of the children. What the child learns from his parents till the age of puberty is also evident in his character.
Teacher & The modern age
The teacher can impart to others the same knowledge, that he himself has access to.
The teaching profession is not an easy task, it requires constant hard work, upto date knowledge, dedication, passion, ethics, humanity, consciousness, spirituality, and calm human behavior.
In the present age, it is necessary to take special care of moral education as well as secular education, because without education moral principles is like a fruitless tree. It is like a futile endeavor. Knowledge, which does not lead to moral change and purification of character, is certainly a mental luxury, but it is not productive. The main topic in Qur’anic topics is moral education. The subject of many verses is the formation of character and the embodiment of morality.
Thus, 6236 verses in Umm Al-Kitab are related to Positive Values ??or Negative Values. But in both cases there is moral education. “The Ethics of the Prophets and the Righteous” is one of the most important topics in the Qur’an.
The concept of knowledge is connected with the concept of morality. Knowledge that is only for the sake of the womb, not for the sake of a high standard of living, is poisonous.
Appreciation & Criticism
Often we have read and heard a lot about government teachers who do not know how to write even a simple Leave Application , such teachers are being unfaithful to this great profession by taking big pay and positions. We have also seen teachers in this epidemic who have been sitting idle at homes comfortably for free for the last almost three years, and they too are proudly celebrating Teachers’ Day.
We also saw in this Covid-19 such teachers who were performing their duties as helping hand of doctors and at the same time were justifying their monthly salaries
And in pandemic we also saw such honest teachers who were providing home tuition. Such teachers are to be admired, respected and honored who have played a key role in raising the standard of education in Govt schools, otherwise it is often seen that Govt teachers send their children to private schools. Usually the results of Govt school examinations are not commendable, due to a number of reasons, one of which is that Govt teachers spend most of their time and energy in their private institutes, and the same passion dies when they reach Govt schools.
How we can uplift Govt Schools
It’s an important need of the hour to introduce in-service training courses to equip teachers with modern education so that teachers can acquaint children with modern science and technology. In order to test the intelligence of the teachers, the teachers should be tested every year like the students so that the standard of education also remain high in the Govt schools and parents can draw their attention towards enrolling their children in the Govt schools. If the government sincerely wants to raise the standard of education in government schools thus it should be also made compulsory for Govt teachers to enroll their children in government schools only.
“To criticise is not finding fault but to exploring the other sides of something and thus is different than to oppose “
Aubaid Ahmed Akhoon is a resident of Panderathan Srinagar
At Present Ompora Housing Colony
Columnist is Sr. Edp Head & Counsellor in DD Target PMT Parraypora India’s Reputed institute For Medical /JEE /Foundation Coaching Courses and can be reached at email@example.com