Vocational Education Essay-1
Introduction: General education and vocational education are the two ways and means of education-one gives theoretical experience and the other practical. The former is compulsory for up to the secondary stage and the latter is an optional or professional education.
System of education: Education instituted in our country is a bit faulty in one sense that it does not aim at practical education/aspect as its most parts are academic. theoretical and bookish. It does not turn students in confident and self-directing men as vocational education does. Vocational education is such education or training in practical as makes the learners self-directing persons. Vocational education does not concentrate one to bookish knowledge.
It allows learners to learn how to read and write so that they can read the manual or something written on machinery tools. A general educated man may face reality, the day’s problems and complexities of the world. He is to depend on others to guide him in the wide sea of life. While the man received training or education from vocational institute need not suffer or depend on others in this regard.
Conditions of Bangladesh: Since Bangladesh is a densely populated country, she is not self-sufficient in food. Her people are not provided in most cases with right jobs. She needs to introduce vocational education throughout the country. She needs people with vocational training for her development. General education can help people in making plans but many a time vocational education can implement it.
Importance: In a developing country like Bangladesh vocational education is much important more than general education. It is noted that young men and women in Bangladesh can get training more than thirty very important kinds of works which the Bangladesh manpower needs. A man or woman with an S.S.C. Degree or an HSC Degree can find an opportunity to be trained up in any one of the jobs. The main jobs are agriculture extension workers, carpenters, cooks, dairymen, electricians, craftsmanships handicrafts, mechanics, nurses etc.
Vocational versus general education: Vocational education provides them with practical knowledge and experience in these aspects. The courses of vocational education are not long termed basis. It aims at imparting them practical knowledge and making them fit for these jobs which Bangladesh needs for her development. Its object is to provide the young learners with a sure foot hold in the struggle of life.
A vocational learner never remains out of employment. He is competent to work in practical. The university degree does not enable one to earn his livelihood in most cases, Such educated unemployed or ill-employed citizens worsen really the problems of unemployment in an independent country like Bangladesh.
Conclusion: The system of education in our country should be introduced in a replanned and re-adjusted way to meet the need of the country. It should make provisions for the technical institutions where such pupils as are unsuitable for literary studies at the close of the compulsory basic education, may have a bread earning education without being the unnecessary burdens of the country.