Comprehensive Sustenance

To ‘lead’ connotes the idea of taking charge and leading the way. Leading a healthy lifestyle might be reckoned as an arduous work- from making the right eating choices, the workout sessions, the inner happiness! but it shows that one is ready to take command over their life choices. In addition to that knowing exactly how to go about the entire healthy lifestyle regime, makes this whole process easy-peasy and a bit more fun.

For starters, knowing about your body is extremely important before going on a nutritional therapy or following a particular diet plan that you’ve seen on the internet, heard from a friend (as a matter of fact anyone) etc. Each person is bio-individual meaning, a weight-reduction regime that works for me might not necessarily work for the other person. Certainly there are a few things that everybody has to follow, for instance eating a little less but not skipping a meal, making healthier eating choices such as eating lots of fruits and green veggies, physically exerting your body etc. Apart from that the categories of foods that are ‘beau idéal’ may differ a bit.

Leading a healthy lifestyle is not solely about physical fitness; it is about being mentally and emotionally healthy too. Being physically fit is just a portion of your overall healthy lifestyle. Having a positive attitude or mindset, and surrounding yourself with people who’ll provide you with constructive criticism could uplift your energy and boost your inner strength.

Along with an endomorph diet plan, physically exerting your body is also important. Your workout sessions need not be intensive but nevertheless you should be regular, that is you should workout for at least thirty minutes everyday. Set a target everyday and then accomplish it, using fitness applications and smart watches can help you achieve the target that you’ve set for yourself.

The most essential aspect of leading a healthy lifestyle is self-care, for me my so called eleven step Korean skin care routine is the best way to forget about my worries and appreciate myself. For others it might be reading, gardening, sketching etc. Always take some time out for things that make you feel happy, things that you are passionate about, something that sends you to the world of ecstasy. Another way to improve your mental health is to do yoga, meditation to be more precise. Meditation is a persistent process of priming your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts, it makes you aware of your surroundings and increases your concentration power. It is a great way to increase your will power, which will ultimately help you in the long run and also it will help you in disciplining yourself. Yoga itself is very beneficial for your body, it is a tool that harmonizes your body and mind.

Keeping up with a healthy lifestyle is not that strenuous, nor does it call for a great deal of work. Just keep doing what you do with determination and patience, as the say in Korean ‘fighting’ which means keep up the good work and you’ll surely become a versatile individual.

Education: Then and Now

In this pandemic, the world has come to a halt. With ‘Ramayan’ serial broadcasted on Doordarshan has garnered a lot of attention and depicting Indian culture, the show has clearly shown some instances of the history allowing one to ponder over the past. Students being given education and life lessons under the banyan tree is one of them. How has education changed since then? Is there a shift in the context of teaching or all together the methodology has changed? This article will let one to think on some of these aspects and will give us a new dimension in the way learning has been obtained.

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Let’s begin by knowing the difference between learning and education, the two words are often used interchangeably. In simple terms, education is imparting of knowledge and ideas whereas learning is how much one has gained after being educated. For instance, when a ten-year-old is given tips on how to score a goal in football, he is being educated. But how much he has understood and gained actually is called learning.

In the recent past with advancement of technology, education has been formally transferred to students in schools, universities and colleges. The typical mode of delivery was a teacher standing in front of bunch of students and teaching with the help of a blackboard. After sometime when internet reached schools, e-learning and videos were shown to the students in classes for experiential learning. Informally, it is now being spread with the use of internet such as how to bake a cake, how to make a doodle, how to make a pony-tail or in fact how to raise a child. The online means of transferring knowledge is now being used globally helping both tutors as well as learners. It is becoming more popular among working professionals, students and other learners as they find immense convenience in the autonomy and flexibility that the courses offer.

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With the free flow of information, there are multiple risks also associated leading to degradation of education system as a whole. One of them is the invalidity to differentiate between what is right and what is wrong. A fact-check is not something that people are familiar with and most of them fall for the manipulative information that is visible to their eyes.

Now with the amalgamation of offline and online learning, learners are able to upskill themselves and are trying to stand out from the crowd. Discussion forums via email tools, video conferencing and video lectures and live lectures are all possible through web. The craze for e-certificates has hit the new generation with multiple educational websites offering online courses and sessions. On a brighter side, the existing situation has given multiple options to learners to decide their tutors. If someone is not comfortable with one particular teacher, they can easily switch to another one. The previous attitude of learning within classroom walls is no longer relevant and slowly the fact that learning practical is more effective than gaining theoretical knowledge is being acknowledged by the masses.

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The dissemination of knowledge is bound to happen and let’s hope in the coming future, there will be more creative and innovative ways for it. At the end, I would like to say that:

“A baby born is like a clay. It is the insights that they get from grasping education that gives them an opportunity to become whatever they want to be and shapes their future.” 

Yes, we bleed and there is nothing about to shame

Yes, we bleed and it matters a lot because we’re girls, we bleed every month. Yes, we use pads and we do have periods, but there’s no need to keep sanitary napkins in black polybags or wrap it with newspapers; it’s a reality and it’s not going to change ever by keeping it away from the peeps eye catch….and if rapists are not the taboo to the society then this is nothing.

The plight of migrant workers

When the world is fighting a deadly pandemic, the migrant workers of India have a fight of their own. It is fight of their survival. The rule of this world is simple and that is, the weak gets taken. When many people were exploring their hobbies in their home during lockdown, these migrant workers were struggling to find their way back to home. They walked miles to reach their home and many lost their precious lives because of it.

For them before fighting Covid-19, the fight of their survival was important. After a long time of ignoring their problems, the government finally appears to have woken up by announcing some measures to reduce the plight of the migrant workers.

Some of the measures announced by it are as follows:

  • Rs. 3500 crore food support programme.
  • An allotment of additional funding of Rs. 40000 crore to NREGA scheme.
  • Plan to provide them with affordable housing so that they are able to come back to cities.

Apart from these measures, the measure which will definitely make a lot of effect will be direct benefit transfer to these workers. This will help them to sustain themselves and atleast fulfill their basic needs. The aforementioned measures are also effective but they won’t solve the problem these workers are facing right now. These workers are in a devastating situation and some amount of direct transfer can cure their pain.

The ripple effects of their problem

The migrant workers will reduce the spending on education of their children. They will also not travel long distances in search of some work. Their will an increase in interstate migration and a drop in long-distance inter state migration. 

Starving for food

Without a day job these migrant workers are fighting persistent hunger. Some of them, mostly children, are facing a condition called “wasting” a sign of acute malnutrition and chronic hunger. The landless families that are dependent on day job are covered under federal food security scheme and normally gets 20kg of rice and wheat every month. The government, expanded this federal food security scheme and provided extra 20kg of grains for free. However, many of them can not avail this benefit because of absence of their Aadhar data in the database. In such circumstanes, they have hopes on wages from rural jobs scheme so that they can sustain their families. However, the problem with scheme is that there are many hands and few work which makes the situation more vulnerable for them.

The problem with rural jobs scheme like NREGA is that there is work for one or two weeks and then there is nothing for two to two and a half months. This uncertainty adds to the plight of the workers. Also a unique feature of this scheme is that the workers are not paid on daily basis but according to the earthwork done by them. Suppose if a person completes earthwork equivalent to 80 cubic feet in a day then, he /she will receive a day’s wage of Rs. 202. Also, the maximum permitted number of days to work are 100. The government has not made any changes for now on this limit.

The order of Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ordered the Central and State Government to drop all the cases against migrant workers to break lockdown and also facilitate their return home in next 15 days so that they can be provided with ration, food and jobs in the next phase.

Many actors like Sonu Sood and Amitabh Bachchan have come ahead to support these migrant workers. All they need is some support. Kindly, support them in which ever way you can.

“Playfulness, creativity and many other aspects can never be transferred through online learning”, says the former ISRO Chief

Implementation of the techniques to teach is lacking important facets.

The theory of procuring online education for school children does not seem favourable to the eminent scientist K Kasturirangan, who says that candid physical and cognitive association is essential to bring out the meaningful characteristics such as playfulness and ideation.

The National Education Policy, 2019, draft committee chairperson intensified the necessity for face-to-face communications, interactions, exchange of ideas and beliefs as he braced the traditional mode, amid a debate on online classes for children due to COVID-19 resulted in the closure of schools.

“Fundamentally, the physical and mental connection with children directly is extremely important. Playfulness, creativity and many other aspects can never be transferred through online learning”, Kasturirangan, who was Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation between 1994 and 2003, told news agency PTI.

He stated 86 percent of the brain develops by the age of eight, expanding that issues associated with the initial stage of children need to be scrutinized and evaluated carefully and any sort of new strategy prefers a scientific footing.

Development of a brain is a continuous process within these eight years, and if you don’t stimulate the brain properly by continuous interactions, then obviously you are missing a chance of really getting the best out of youngsters in terms of brain boat and performance, the recipient of Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan said.

There are issues of these which need to be analysed very carefully. Just the kind of solutions that we talk of for higher education like online and so on may not be the way to deal when it comes to dealing with the early phase of children, the former Rajya Sabha member said.

The issue of online education for school children needs to be looked into very carefully and one should not jump into any kind of approach without any scientific basis.


“There is much to be evaluated, and it has to be assessed”, underlined Kasturirangan, who had also served as a Member of the now-defunct Planning Commission of India.

Another renowned scientist, Prof. C N R Rao, who was awarded ‘Bharat Ratna’ in 2014, also spoke out lately against inducting online classes for children, giving prominence to the importance of human interface for useful communication and motivating young minds.

The Honorary President of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research and the Linus Pauling Research Professor said online classes for young children such as KG, first and second grade should be terminated.

I am not an enthusiast about online teaching. We need a human interface with students for good communication. That is how young minds can be inspired, Prof. Rao, who was Chairman of the Science Advisory Council to the Prime Minister from 1985-1989, and from 2004-2014, told PTI.

I look upto NGOs for bringing a revolution…

The situation of the poor has always been worse in our country as government promises many things but how much has been actually applied can’t really be tracked. As a result, we can see that our country still comprises of 70% poor population. People at an individual level can only be a part of making a change in poor people’s lives but they alone cannot bring back lives of all the poor people on track. To make a big and noticable change we need a solid body to take the command for this. And I look upto NGOs for this.

HOW NGOs CAN IMPROVE THE LIFE OF POOR PEOPLE?
1. NGOs has the power to speak to the government about several issues and they can speak about poverty too as they have recognition in society.
2. Also, many big business men prefer donating tremendous amount of money to the NGOs instead of distributing it separately to the poor households, so, an NGO can use that money to improve the lives of poor.
3. As we know how much education or skills means these days and how it changes a person’s life, NGOs can also teach and make poor kids learn new skills with the help of those people who loves to be associated with social work. They can just ask them to do the teaching work for these poor children and they would do it with all their heart.
4. NGOs can create a good PR with different industries to get donations and human resources for free to help improve the situation of poor people and they have high possibilities to get success by this step as every industry needs to fulfill CSR in order to gain goodwill in the society.

ROLE OF NGOs IN THE CURRENT SITUATION.
During this time of pandemic, as we can see how much problem a poor is facing, NGOs have a huge responsibility if they call themselves “social workers”.
1.They need to make shelters for the homeless
2. They need to make sure all migrants reach their home safely
3. They need to fight for the labours to get work post pandemic
4.They need to make sure each one has the necessities for the precaution during this time.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF NGOs
1. NGOs must be accountable to the public and must submit the report publicly in order to ensure the society that they are actually working and improving the situation.
2. They should be checking on to the people even after they are done helping them. As we don’t just want to help them for a moment but to ensure that their life has actually improved and still improving for the better.
3. They should pressurise government while also maintaining good terms with them for the smooth functioning and attainment of the goal.

An individual can initiate a change but to make it a revolution he needs many people to support him and his cause, but people tend to support only those who have recognition in the society and NGOs are one of the recognisable bodies hence, they can gather a huge support if they ask, or some support even if they don’t ask. These all reasons make an NGO able to bring about a change in poor people’s lives and I hope they perform their duty well and wish that not just a change but we get to see a revolution.

5 Tips for Crafting Your First Nursing Resume

CareerBuilder recently announced that registered nurse is the hottest job of 2016. The rankings were based on the difference between jobs posted each month and new hires. For nurses, the popular job-hunting site found that there are nearly 200,000 more postings per month than nurses hired.
That’s a very promising number for nursing students entering the workforce. But when graduation is looming and the NCLEX is just around the corner, it’s easy to understand why some nursing students might feel anxious about putting together their first resume. No matter how hard you’ve hit the books, deftly relaying your skills on paper can be a monumental task.
It’s important to keep in mind that resumes aren’t a one-size-fits-all undertaking. Your resume should be much more than a filled-in template. However, following best practices and knowing what hiring managers want to see can go a long way.
Here are 5 tips for crafting your first nursing resume:
1) Be specific
Nurses entering the workforce may have a limited amount of professional experience, but detailing your clinical hours and simulation experience will show hiring managers the areas in which you’ve already had some hands-on training. For clinical rotations, Nursetogether.com recommends including unit, organization and dates. Also include the details of relevant volunteer experiences and internships.
2) Show off your computer knowledge
With the standardization of EHRs, comprehensive computer skills can make a big difference when you’re job hunting. List any medical software that you are familiar with, along with any other programs that will help you stand out among the competition.
3) Clean and update your social media and email address
When submitting online applications, there’s often an option to connect your app to LinkedIn and other social media profiles. Make sure your LinkedIn is up-to-date and is consistent with the information on your resume. When your profiles are tidy and professional, they can serve as a great supplementary resource to your resume and cover letter, especially if you’re active in groups and organizations connected to your field. Remember your email address should also reflect professionalism. There is a very different perception between bjames23@gmail.com and hotmomma@gmail.com.
4) Highlight all relevant licenses, certifications, awards, or special skills
When hiring managers are scanning your resume they need to get information as efficiently as possible. A certification or being bilingual may immediately differentiate you from the crowd and land you that desired job. Make sure the most important information is easy to locate on the page and that everything is up to date.
5) Showcase accomplishments rather than duties
While new grads will likely have limited field-relevant accomplishments in the working world, make sure the ones you do have stand out. Young professionals tend to list duties or job expectations, because they’re often easier to quantify. Use any academic, volunteer or professional duties as a starting point, and then expand those ideas to encapsulate larger successes.
Dr. Markham joined the Herzing University team in December 2011 after serving as nursing program director at Bryant & Stratton College, Milwaukee market and interim nursing program director at Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, NC. Her previous experiences includes faculty positions at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE); Fayetteville State University and North Carolina Central University, as well as Duke University Medical Center. She has a background in nursing program planning and curriculum and program accreditation. She is active in the Wisconsin Nurses Association, Wisconsin Center for Nursing Board (WCN), and the Racine-Kenosha Chapter of the National Black Nurses Association. As a nurse-educator she believes that learning is the act of gaining knowledge and skills that allow the person to effect social change and understand the impact of the actions of societal members on culture as a whole. Her role as a teacher is to facilitate and serve as a resource to promote the intrinsic search for knowledge inherent in all persons. She finds immense joy in seeing the accomplishments of her students and seeing the many “lumps of coal’ transformed into valuable “diamonds” who will contribute to the improvement of global healthcare and the enhancement of self and society.

7 Strategies to Build A Successful Career

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Having a successful career will offer you a lot of benefits and real profitable opportunities. As we live in a world governed by social status and money, working your way up to the top will definitely improve your quality of life. There are many possible reasons for which an individual would desire success.

I guess one of the reasons is that maybe by being successful in your professional life makes you feel better among other people. It offers you a feeling of security and accomplishment. Many people who went from zero to a successful career have reported that their lives were improved in almost all the aspects.

There are certain habits and activities that successful people from all over the world do. The best way of approaching success is by following and figuring out what are the strategies that professionals use, and model them according to your needs.

The follwoing seven working strategies will give you enough boosts to improve your career.

1. Identify with Your Goals

Before even considering following a career route, you must get to know yourself. A big majority of people go through life by following a well-established pattern. The sad part is, they don’t even like what they do or they just don’t really realize how many other things they could do.

In order to avoid this awful happening, you need to identify what are your biggest rational wishes. Then, start going deeper and make an in-depth introspection in which you should think about the connection between your inner desires and your rational goals.

They have to match. Otherwise, you will not be truly fulfilled with your professional life. Identifying with your goals takes some time and effort, but it is a truly important process in any successful person’s journey.

2. Build a Professional Resume

Your resume is basically your way of saying “I’m good at this, good at that, and I can help by doing this and that”. Well, that is why you should create a professional, neat resume.

By taking care of this aspect, you are making sure that you’ll never be caught off guard. Opportunities are everywhere, and you should always be ready with a quality resume. I believe that letting professionals deal with your resume is a productive choice.

There are some amazing services like Careers Booster or VisualCV that can take care of your problem. They can help you to create a classic or an impressive visual resume.

3. Become Aware of Your Strengths

Awareness is an essential key to personal improvement. By being aware of your inner thoughts, your strengths, your desires, and your disadvantages, you can adapt your life to whatever conditions you’re being put through. You’ll also get many benefits as you can leverage your knowledge and wisdom for the best purposes.

It’s better if you choose your long term profession according to what you know about yourself. Are you a patient person? Would you be able to sit eight to twelve hours in an office working on a computer? Or you’d rather be a football coach because you’re truly passionate about football and you believe you could be an efficient trainer?

No matter your strengths and disadvantages, you should choose a career path that advantages your traits and qualities.

4. Assume Full Responsibility for Your Life

One difference between mediocre and successful professionals: responsibility. Even though you know the concept, you may not apply it every day. Whenever something bad happens, you need to assume it.

Even if you haven’t done anything wrong, being there, the previous choices you’ve made (like trusting someone), these are still all factors which have been influenced by your thoughts and actions.

Start assuming responsibility for all of your actions and never blame anyone for your mistakes. That’s the worst thing someone can do. Do not take things personally, and be calm.

5. Always Raise Your Standards

Here’s another critical factor which differentiates the successful from the non-successful. Your standards influence the way you think, believe, and behave. If your standards are high, you’ll never be satisfied with less than you can accomplish. People with high standards are most of the times more successful than the average.

Every two or three months take a moment to reflect upon your standards and values. Try to improve them bit by bit up until you realize that you’ve become the best version of yourself.

6. Brand Yourself

Branding is very important nowadays. Big companies are spending hundreds of millions in order to establish themselves as the “big dogs” in the marketplace. It is an old business strategy used by almost every professional company. Your branding is your image in the marketplace.

Professional employees should brand their names and services and constantly improve it. You can do that by starting a blog, creating a professional social media profile, or simply by providing awesome services.

7. Network — A LOT

Networking is all about opportunities and connections. When you meet new people, you basically get a chance to use their skills to your advantage. Of course, you must also give back something: your services, your knowledge, your money. Successful people always network and create those life-lasting profitable relationships.

Start by creating social media profiles on LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook. These three specific networks are the best choices when it comes to this type of activity. You’ll find lots of opportunities and career choices along the way.

LinkedIn, for example, is filled with business professionals that are branding their companies and also networking in the same time. Twitter is also very used in these matters, and Facebook  is good for everything, including networking.

Here we see 7 strategies to build a successful career. But this is not only enough also you have to trust yourself.

Some tips about career success:

  •  Be willing to work hard. …
  • Set goals. …
  • Get a mentor. …
  • Surround yourself with successful people. …
  • Set a routine. …
  • Have regular check-ins with yourself. …
  • Always keep improving.

·         Choose Your Occupation Wisely

·         Don’t Let Anyone Tell You What Choice Is Best for You

·         Measure Your Own Success

·         Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

·         Always Acknowledge People Who Help You

·         Own Your Mistakes

·         Be Your Own Cheerleader

·         Never Feel Like You Are Stuck

·         Lose the Negative Attitude

·         Listen More Than You Speak

Conclusion

Building a successful career takes time, effort, and patience. If you’re willing to sacrifice some free time and you’re willing to get out of your comfort zone, you will succeed. It’s not that hard, honestly. It just takes courage and commitment to follow everything that you’ve targeted.

How to help the poor people

Numerous people surviving in this world who are not having shelter to protect themselves, food to remove their starves, clothes to cover themselves, money to feed their family. They don’t even know about the education because they don’t have the money to study in schools or universities. Though we know that government and ngos are working for them but it can be our contribution to them a part giving them will not let anyone down. So here are some tips you can use while helping them:

1. Social media

So this the number 1 platform where you can easily give your contribution. Like you can easily donate from apps which are helping the poor people. In facebook there is number of pages for donating. Also, emails instagram where could one donation will help them a lot. And helping those needy people will make you happy.

2. Donation

Donations can be number of types like cash donations, clothes donations. So if you are having old clothes you can easily gave them to wear. Just don’t through them you can donate to those who are not having clothes to cover themselves. By this they will have a smile on their face.

3. Education

Education is must required for everyone but some poor people couldn’t afford it so there is a free education system for those people who wants to study. Poor People just dream to study in schools but they can’t now what we can do is as a part time for us non beneficial we could start teaching those poor people. Giving them proper information about anything they want. They’ll learn lot of new things some basic things in our daily lives and that too will remove the poverty also.

4. Donate groceries

As they are not having enough money to buy food and sometimes remains in hunger. So here you can also donate groceries/ eatable items so they don’t feel helpless.

Ways to donate food:

* Directly to your local food bank – find the nearest one.

* Add collection points in supermarkets across the country.

* By hosting a collection at your school/ universities/ temple/ church/ business/ friends for your local food bank

5. Financial help

“Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time.” — Margaret Bonnano. Money is an important part of financial freedom. But it’s simply a vehicle to pursue living your best life. You can always make more money but you can’t make more time.

Though we all know that money is soo important part of our lives. Helping those needy by financial support. Give some charity so that they can also live happy like us. Support them with some amount of money. Giving a small loans so that they can open their own business and can feed themselves. As if financial support is their one can easily be helpful from the hospitals and buying the medicines which are expensive and poors can’t afford it they can also save the life of their lovedones.

So here were the some tips that cou

Role of Education in Technology

Education is a form of learning where we can see the transmission of knowledge, skills from generation to generation.21st century is also regarded as century of technology. Technology brings education to student’s doorstep.

Technology in education can be classified as:

  1. Technology as learning tool.
  2. Technology as teaching tool.
  3. Technology as tutor.

Technology is an opportunity to design meaningful learning experiences.

History:

It goes back to many years to know about technology in education. At the end of world war-II US started using projectors.

Digitalized communications and networks in education started in mid 1980’s. 

In fall of 2015, more than 6 million students enrolled in atleast one online course and still the count is growing rapidly.

Role of ICT in Education:

Information and communication technology (ICT) plays a major key role 

for students today as it has a significant and good effect on student success and learning. ICT includes television, computers, internet etc. when used appropriately and in a good way it can strengthen and raise quality of education. This ICT includes databases, spreadsheets, statistical, and graphical programs, etc. It is also likely that science and technology teachers are better trained and equipped.

Advantages of technology in education:

  • Technology helps students in preparing in their future career either in academics and non academics.

(Includes online books, exams, course, etc.)

  • It helps students to learn there own interests which helps in developing their individuals.
  • Easily accessible to learning materials.

(As present world is running around internet it is very easy to a student to access materials)

  • Proper understanding of a subject by using record keeping.
  • Using audio and visual materials helps students to learn things interesting.
  • Accurate exam conducting and grade awarding.

Limitations of technology in education:

  • Distraction to some students.

(Inappropriate websites which distracts student from there respective work) 

  • Students (programmer’s) involving in cyber crime.
  • Can be expensive to keep updated.
  • There are some health issues too when used over limit.

Some Ways to use technology in education:

  • Creating webpage includes writings, arts, quizes.

(Creating webpage helps students to learn things in creative way as it includes some writings, discussions, etc)

  • Video conferencing
  • Spread sheets
  • Creating class newspaper

(Newspaper gives us lot of information today if it’s a classroom newspaper it is really interesting to know things around a student in class)

  • Creative powerpoint presentation including picture, audio, videos.

(videos, pictures helps students to think in practical way, and it may some time leads to innovation).

Conclusion:

Technology has a very positive impact on education and should eliminate the drawbacks which are pulling back many students learning.

And it’s time for every country to include more technologically equipped education for student’s future.