Education and Schools
FINAL TERM PAPER
TOPIC: Education: Lack of facilities in most of schools in the Philippines
I never had experience having lack in facilities in my school ever since from the time I started studying because all of the schools I went into were all private. I don’t intend to be rude but the lack of facilities in schools mostly happen in public schools. Too many students with not enough classrooms are mostly the common scenario. Mostly have unequal ratio between students and their classrooms, for example, a not so spacious classroom having 50 or more students. In my community, there is this high school that has really lots of students. My friend, who was studying in that school at that time, told me that their class has almost 100 or even greater than 100 students, occupying a classroom. And he told me that those students in the back had difficulties in listening to their teacher because they were so far that was why they couldn’t manage to focus on their studies. Because of the endless increasing of number of students in that school, they are lacking in the number of their classrooms. Most of the schools in the Philippines currently face this problem. Not only classrooms, some lack appropriate comfort rooms, some don’t have libraries, and so on. Because of these, there are implications on students’ studies. They can’t focus on their studies and worst, they wouldn’t manage to learn at all. * What is God telling me in my experience?
* AS A PERSON… Most of us believe that education is the key to success. It is the most significant thing that no one can ever take away from us. It is not just a thing but a very valuable asset for us to be able to reach our dreams and to be successful in life. Not only to me, but also for everyone, most especially those children who are studying. Education is a benefactor to them, even if they are financially good but if they have education, what if one day this education will be the reason for them to be successful someday. That is the reason why education is very important. As a person, I am aware of the problems regarding the lack of the facilities in schools. Even a simple help will do. I will donate to those charities that advocate schools lacking facilities. Just from that, I will be able to help them. * AS A STUDENT… It made me realize that I am really blessed to be able to study on a well facilitated school, all thanks to my parents. They brought me to a private school. Because of that, I, as a student, must pay them back through being responsible on my studies. I am grateful enough to not ever experienced studying in a public school. When I mean public school, I mean those public schools which lacks facilities and has lots of students. * AS A DAUGHTER IN MY FAMILY… Like what I have said, I am very grateful to my parents for letting study in a well facilitated school since primary school until now. So as their sole child, I must do my best in my studies so that when I’ll graduated and then get a job, I’ll be able to pay them in return. As for those children like me who are not financially good and can only afford to study in a public school, my advice for them is that society status is not a hindrance for their right to education, they may not have a well facilitated school, but what is important is that they will still learn. * AS A CHRISTIAN… As what the commandment of God says, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Just because they are not financially good and can only afford to study in a public school doesn’t mean they deserve these problems, i.e., lack of facilities in their schools. They also deserve the same treatment as in the private schools. That is why, as fellow concern student here and also as a Christian, I must show our love to them through helping them to cope with their needs. In able to do this, I must join organizations or donate to charities that advocate public schools with lack of facilities. * AS A FILIPINO As what the sayings says, “Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan.” If this may be true, how can we make it possible if the education process is the main problem in our country because of lacks of facilities in most of our schools. Education is a counterpart for us, students, to be successful someday. And if we are to become successful, we can really say that the hope of this country is through our hands. That is why, as a concern citizen here, I want what is best for our country. Starting from myself, I must be a responsible student. And at the same time, be a generous fellow by helping those schools through donations.