Ethics and morals should be part of education: DC

Ethics and morals should be part of education: DC

Ethics and morals should be part of education: DC

Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim lamented that ethics and morality were given least importance these days which was evident from several immoral activities happening in the city.

Delivering a inaugural address at an educational conference organised by DK district School Headmasters’ and Composite PU College Principals’ Association at Sarojini Madhusudan D Kushe PU College in Attavar in Mangaluru on Thursday, he said that unfortunately, marks were considered as yardstick of education. But, real education is based on morale, he said.

In this situation, the responsibility of teachers is of utmost importance. Teachers should take a pledge to instil moral values among students. He also administered an oath to the teachers.

Kannada University (Hampi) former vice chancellor Prof B A Vivek Rai, in his keynote address, said that the sanctity of education was being lost gradually.

He meanwhile called upon the teachers to understand their students while teaching. Teachers should help students to rule out the misconception that marks were everything. Also, people in the administration, should look into the loopholes in the system and should rectify them. He added that looking at each and everything from a religious perspective was not good.

Social activist Harekala Hajabba was felicitated on the occasion. PU Education department Deputy Director K R Thimmaiah, Association former president Rev Fr Lawrence D’Souza and S M D Kushe P U College Principal K K Upadhyaya were present among others.

Tributes were paid to former president late Dr A P J Abdul Kalam and litterateur Kayyara Kinhanna Rai.