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College students should have complete freedom to choose their own courses.


The upper secondary school educational system now shares many components with the already-established structure. Students are required by the system to study disciplines that the government deems relevant. I strongly oppose the existing educational system for a number of reasons. I agree with the idea of letting students make their own decisions.

The working environment will, in my opinion, be noticeably better overall as a result of the students’ propensity to select courses in which they are genuinely engaged.

The students will be more engaged and attentive during lectures as a result. They’ll put in more effort and be more likely to finish their schoolwork. They will put in sufficient study time, learn more, and persevere longer. Additionally, when kids develop a love of learning, they will put out greater effort in their studies, increasing their chances of receiving favorable grades—which is pleasing to both the students and their teacher.

Knowing from experience, forcing a student to study a lot of subjects they are not particularly interested in would just make them feel worn out and anxious. This frequently results in students skipping classes they don’t want to take or even dropping out altogether.

Second, it only makes sense to give students more freedom to select their own courses because only they know what they are truly good at. Since individuals are the only ones who truly understand their interests, preferences, and needs, it is crucial that students freely choose the subjects they want to study.

That is the major reason why they will focus more on the things that affect them, work more independently, and look for important information related to the course and prospective future employment.

However, I am aware that some individuals think schools should encourage pupils to study for their overall growth. Through a variety of disciplines, students can find their areas of interest and also reach their full potential in fields they might not have ever considered. Of course, there would still be some drawbacks to choosing courses at random, such as when a teacher is notorious for awarding high ratings for less difficult courses. But there is always another side, and I believe it is crucial for the school to direct the pupils toward the core courses.

Finally, I think it’s critical that upper secondary students have the option to select the courses they want to take. The pupils are old enough to know what is best for themselves, so if they get a little help with planning and subject selection, they will only benefit. Of course, teachers need to be firm with their pupils and exert some pressure so that they eventually start studying when they are meant to. Naturally, it is vital to receive a well-rounded education in preparation for the future, but I would argue that it is preferable to focus on topics that will actually be useful in the long run rather than study irrelevant material.

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom” – GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER.

Sandamini Wijesinghe

Sandamini Wijesinghe

Student of NENASALA . After A/L Student in President`s collage in Minuwangoda. Interest for JAPANESE,ENGLISH and TAMIL.

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