School is the place where the root preparation of tomorrows citizen is carried out. It is supposed to be a place where students learn discipline and acquire knowledge today to contribute in the growth of nation tomorrow. To a little extent all the schools Govt or private may be achieving this objective but in totality we are lacking far behind in the overall development of our education system to the extent required.
The Govt schools specially in remote and small places are marred by poor infra structure like no lighting, bad furniture or even sometimes no furniture, no maintained wash rooms, even roofs are not there in remote areas, lack of monitoring and supervision, low morale and low motivation due to corrupt educational governance, apathy, frustration and unwillingness of teachers to update their skills.
Lack of updating the syllabus and delayed use of modern educational aids and methodology worsens the entire educational system. Educational system is treated as an individual sector for development and improvement though nothing can be done in isolation. It is the overall development and improved infrastructure which is required like safe drinking water, residences for teachers, local market and entertainment, improved service condition, better incentives for remote and difficult locations, local subsidized canteen facilities. Internet and email facilities etc.
Some of these issues are addressed to some extent in private schools and that is the reason that upper and rich class will prefer to send their children there.
These things are linked to the overall governance in the country also and if there is an overall growth of the country in respect to governance then only we can hope that educational sector will also look up.
Knowledge is power.
There is a lot of difference between Govt schools and private schools and that is creating an unnecessary difference between the mannerism of students between these two categories. Parents feel proud that their children are studying in convent.
This is not a healthy trend and I think Govt will be bringing some radical measures in this area soon.
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.
On the other side, private education has more 'brand value' and 'brand appeal' even if the real quality is not excellent. Here parents are also to be blamed.
To me, a combination of facts that government schools are not good, private schools are better and the possible preceived social stigma makes us flock to the brand school names even if they are expensive.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
I have seen several school going kids who do not know how the rice is grown, though they takein daily rice preparations. They are not seeing children of their age dressed untidy and torn out clothes and with half filled stomach. Because they travel in school buses from their houses to schools and return in the same way.
Those who study in Govt. Schools may not have travel facilities arranged by the school. Hence walking is the only alternative or coming by public transports. There they come across all types of people. They learn about their surroundings and understand how the people live around. These understanding is part of education.
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