The tuition menace

How can we deal with the problem which has assumed alarming proportions

GRAVE CONCERN

MUFTI MUBASHIR

The posh locality of up-town Parraypora was in news for the gruesome incident of throwing acid on a girl. The incident reminds us of  a murder of a girl by another ruffian some two years back who was again a roadside Romeo. The accused must have been bailed out by now. The Romana case is still fresh in our minds. If you are a teenage girl, you are studying in one of tuition points near Parraypora, you can be the next victim  for there is no will on the part of police administration to implement the law of the land.
The   children of the neo rich in middle class segment are bestowed with all the latest electronic gadgets especially mobile phones which have increased their risk of being involved in  hookups. The parents do not even know that their girl child is in possession of a mobile phone which has been gifted by her boy friend. They flaunt bikes and gadgets which their parents buy for them. However all the students who have registered themselves with these tuition centres do not all indulge in indecent behavior. It is only a few who indulge in bike stunts and car-racing on this Indira Gandhi Airport road. The bikers are the worst of the lot, performing dangerous stunts on the roads to impress upon their girl friends or to seek their attention is not something new. The big question is who is responsible?
I am of the view that parenting needs to be reaffirmed in the light of media's cultural invasion. What is being fed in the name of entertainment prime time viewing needs to be understood in that perspective. Parents must rise to the occasion and counter the bad effect of the programmes shown on television. They need to understand how important is the care and responsibility they have towards their wards.
Tuition centers or no tuitions centers, the buck does not stop here. Eve teasers are present in every locality. Why tuitions? The teachers in  private missionary schools should be answerable for the results of their class. Their job should be performance linked, the students should not require tuitions if they are performing well in their schools. Teachers in government schools should also be evaluated by conducting annual assessments. Increments to teachers should be based on their performance. Tuitions be completely banned. We should explore the possibility of privatization of education in valley. The government should look into this proposal.
Parents can play a greater role  by taking care of their children in the morning sessions. Once we discharge our duties, we will see a great change in the atmosphere around us.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST




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