The 'state' of our country does not find it's roots purely in one problem or the other- it's a huge boiling pot of current social, economic and cultural factors that have brought us to this spot today. Sure, the issues of a very corrupted system and an incredibly inadequate educational system are the game changers today. What matters is how we, the people (sorry for the melodramatic dialogue) handle them.
The very basic problem IMO is that most of our country is made up of people living in penury, deprived of basic rights and facilities. It's only a question of providing them. That will automatically lead to an educated population. They WANT to send their kids to school, but how? The majority of the population sees no way out of their depressing living situations, because the paths which can lead them out of there- understanding leaders, educational facilities, assurance of opportunities for their children- simply don't exist. This is not a situation that ONLY a good/clean political system or educational facilities or societal mindsets can change. It all has to come together, but FIRST the people who DO have access to basic rights and privileges (like us) need to stand up and realize that they must ask for, think about, and work towards a better country, like Aniruddha said.
@Aniruddha- the fear has a reasonable, well, reason :P
It's simply that
1. Well-to-do people in the middle class do not want to throw their families/jobs/dreams away to pursue a tumultuous path with no sure 'returns', as such. Call it selfishness, that's what it is. In that sense, kudos to the sense of responsibility and courage of our freedom fighters a 100 years back, because we as a people certainly lack those.
2. Its a backbreaking job, to say the least, to attempt to resolve the current political scenario. There's no one place to start, and it's not a job individuals can undertake on their own.
3. When it comes to corruption, well, the system has thrived as long as it is only because the common man has let it go on unchecked, often giving in to 'shortcuts' through bribes and so on. After all, he values his drinking water and electricity supply more than an unremembered 'assault to the governmental system' which only hurts him in the end.
In other words, whats required for this particular objective to be realized is 1. Leaders who know exactly what to do (motivation, like you said), and project so, and 2. A clear strategy.
Sure, in the end, every individual has to decide to take an active part, but it a spontaneous movement doesn't seem to likely right now. But I'm sure it WILL happen. How soon depends on us.
And, one more thing- education is not necessary for someone to govern a place successfully. It's more about having a complete knowledge of their constituency, the problems faced by the people, a good moral standing, a sense of justice, and some basic brightness/intelligence, which (as much as we may argue over it) most people invariably possess, whether it's brought out in them or not. Education, in this sense, is not essential, but a tool for better governance. Of course, you need to be literate to make sure you aren't being duped, but I'm assuming this is about the practicalities of governing a region.
Again, hope you don't get bored by long post, lol :P
Anyway, we better change the topic now!
So, what are all of your top choice colleges?