Point of view
I wanted to write about what happens to students after leaving
school, because I'm facing it.
I was a student at Bishop's College Colombo. I have done my A/L exam
and waiting to get into a university abroad. I was not able to get a Sri
Lankan university because I did lot of other activities in school which
I was good at and I was not interested in only getting book knowledge I
want to be practical, to have a good career in my life.
But now all I have to do is depend on my parents for my future. What
is this education doing to us, we study like animals in school for these
exams, go for tuition all week without doing what we like or what we are
good at, and then they put us out from school only with 'book' knowledge
to do what ever we can to survive, we have never been trained how to
start a career after school. We are just lost.
I am a student from a Colombo school so, I at least have a knowledge
of English but I pity the village students. We don't have enough private
universities for children who want to continue studies.
When the government comes up with a good idea, some kind idiot comes
and stops it. I guess this is the reason why our country is in such a
low position. All our leaders know is to fool the average person.
The big people in high seats will send their children to the best of
universities in the world providing every thing they need. I wonder how
they do it from a monthly salary because you will have to spend more
than Rupees two million for a course that's for sure.
All I could ask is for the government to give the children who want
to study, to give a loan facility which they can pay after earning or
getting into some private university in the country, then education
would not be this kind of a problem for students. And all the money we
waste in other countries will be in our country and we will have more
Every developing country has changed their education system to suit
the growing needs of the world. Sri Lanka is far behind. Politicians
have ruined our country and they will continue doing it to win the
All they know is to scream and shout on stage and our TV Channels
about what they can't and what they haven't done for all these years.
What kind of a country we live in. I wish one day I will be able to
chase all these crooks away and make this place a better place to live
with an educated population in the country.
Tharika Kaluarachchi, 19 years