Some schools are running under tuition mafiaIn our town tuition has become indispensable to get good marks in examinations. Those students who are weak in study get good marks if they go to teacher's home for tuition. In our days tuition was not necessary for students. It was their personal matter to avail tuition or not but now it has become obligatory on all students to pay tuition fee to their subject teachers. The situation is so bad that teachers openly warn students that they will deduct their marks if they don't come to their home for tuition. If any student doesn't heed to their warning he is beaten or intimidated or harassed in the class. If any student inform his parents and if they come to school and complain to principal about the teachers who are doing all these coercive activities against their ward, only hollow assurances are given and same ill-treatment is continued in the classroom. If guardian complains again then the principal tells him to take his child away from school to get him admitted in any other school. Last year a student of 9th class was badly harrassed by math teacher His Marks were deducted openly by teacher he was too much mentally disturbed that he jumped from his roof to commit suicide. FIR was lodged against the teacher but the principal settled the matter by paying money.
Now it has become normal trend in schools, hardly any parent go to complain about forced-tuition. Guardians are mentally prepared to pay almost ?2000 extra on tuition charges.
I happened to see a teacher's tuition class in which almost two hundred students were sitting. The teacher was sitting on chair and taking down tuition fee in register. A few students told me -'for first thirty minutes teacher collects the money daily and note down in register and remind them by turn if fee has not been paid on time and hardly thirty minutes they are taught'.
What is the situation in your area?