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Problems Faced by the Educational Systems in Third World Countries

December 27, 2013

The educational systems in third world countries tend to face certain problems.

Firstly, we tend to have a situation where the educational systems in third world countries are based on the wrong philosophies. Many of these systems, for instance, tend to focus more on rote learning, as opposed to promoting creative, critical thinking. And this is not something that occurs coincidentally. It is something that happens deliberately: as the leaders are afraid of having citizens who are capable of critical thinking. And thanks to such systems, you end up with folks who have as many as 12 years of education who can’t do something as simple as signing up for Ymail.com accounts, or even running Ymail accounts that have already been set up! Being products of rote learning, they are unable to apply the knowledge they acquire in one context to another context. They have to be led through everything.

Secondly, we tend to have a situation where the educational systems in the third world countries are underfunded. Sometimes, this is due to poverty. At other times, it is due to corruption.

Thirdly, we tend to have a situation where the educational systems in the third world countries are overburdened. This is typically due to poor planning, which is unable to keep up with the population.

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