The world is changing very fast nowadays and in order to adapt to all the modifications we need an up-to-date education. However, many people do not see the need to change some educational traditions, one of which is to separate schools for boys and girls.
In my opinion, boys and girls should not study separately. Today, one of the main purposes of school is to develop communication skills in the students. And they should be able to connect with all genders.
As many people know, school forms the primary friend circle for children, therefore, if this circle consist only of one gender it may be troublesome to reshape that circle to be inclusive for boys and girls alike.
However, it is believed that when in separate schools, boys and girls tend to focus on their academic performance more. Children are less distracted by the opposite gender, even if they have a boyfriend/girlfriend, he/she won’t interact with the student’s school life, which benefits the grades of the student.
I tend to disagree with that point of view. Today, world economy is in it’s post-industrial stage, where most jobs are in the service industry. This industry requires well-developed communications skills rather than good grades in high school. And a school for both genders is more likely to provide that necessary skill.
To conclude, I would like to say that the traditional approach to education in schools is no longer the best one. Boys and girls would benefit more from a school where they can learn to build up connection with everyone.