Co-Education means ‘boys and girls’ studying together in an institution or college level. It should be compulsory in all schools in India.
Co-education through the same institutions makes the boys and girls free towards each other in attitude and social culture. This open culture makes them free of hesitation. They become good friends of each other and supplement each other in various ways viz-a-viz sports, academic, dramatics, cultural activities and so on. A spirit of healthy competition often brings out the best among themselves. This prepares them for a better future which they have to face when they start working and/or get married in life.
On the contrary, there are some side effects as well. Growing up in yours teens in a co-education makes children indulge in improper activities. They include getting into drugs, smoking, sexual activities, drinking. Others become juvenile delinquents and indulge in crimes like theft, killing, kidnapping, rape, etc.
These days, co-education is very common. Even far of villages and districts have co-education in their so called ‘Paathshala’s’. Whereas in cities, every second school or college is co-education, keeping in mind the globalization of living culture and exposure through media.
Whatever the pros and cons, what ultimately matters is how children are brought up in their homes!