The rural refer to the region of a country where the dwellers have limited or no access to basic amenities, utilities such as electricity, proper sanitation and water supplies. In addition to that, rural citizens also have limited education and learning opportunity. Consequently, it has created an educational gap in between the rural and the develop city which is unhealthy for a countries unified and integrated education system. Therefore, it is crucial for the government of the country to start to pay attention to the rural education level and implement various steps and policies immediately.
First of all, more experienced and well-trained teachers should be available for the rural areas. Various acts and regulations should be introduced to ensure a teacher to serve in a rural school or rural areas for a period of time before undergo they further their teaching career in the cities. Besides that, all the teachers should be well equipped with the certain special skills such as proficiency in native language, excellent adaptation towards culture conflict and differences in order for the teacher to be able to blend effectively with the rural students.
Besides that, various educational and basic facilities should be made available for the students. For examples, more rural public schools with sufficient and clean classrooms should be constructed in order to provide a conducive learning environment. Other than that, a good school is also able to provide the teachers a better working environment which could also helps to allured more well trained teachers to be willing to serve in the rural areas for a longer term. In addition to that, information technology should also be introduced into rural areas as the accessibility toward information is very essential in education. For instance, increase in the accessibility of TV sets in African family has successfully reduces illiteracy, promote writing and simple arithmetic.
Furthermore, the rural students should not be disdained or alienated in every aspect. Rural students should be given equal and fair opportunity in accessibility of learning materials, social welfare and tertiary education rather being the victim of the double standard applied in certain educational institutes especially in the country such as India, China and Africa whereby human rights is greatly damaged by the social and economic gap in the hierarchy of the society. Therefore, it is very common to see only the riches or groups of higher social status are enrolled in the local institute of learning in those countries.
In conclusion, the work of developing and improving the education level of the rural should not be neglected anymore. Other than humanity purpose, the effort to develop the rural education will also helps the country to discover new talents and human assets that are able to bring tremendous contribution to the countries’ social structure, politics and economics.