Failure of government schools

You cannot blame the teachers and close the matter, there are other factors responsible for this failure

MANZOOR RAASHID

With the jubilation having ebbed out, many questions haunt regarding the results of class 10th. Many attribute it to the performance of private schools and the picture of government schools is perhaps as black as it is painted.
The whistle we want to blow on general public is that infrastructure of government schools stands nowhere when compared with private ones. Transfer of teachers is always a problem. Vacations are often a result of whims and family preferences of bureaucrats. And then compare the class that sends children to private schools with the one that chooses government schools.
As some schools in private sector have swept the Board results, we need to find out if really quality education is imparted to our children in these private schools. Private schools have now the best of both the worlds. We need to realize the fact that children in private schools are taught much early when they queue up to get enrolled in day care centers or crčches. Governesses and tutors are provided to them lest they may be shown the gate during the admission to the best private schools.
                  Though the notes given for examination by a government teacher are always far more superior qualitatively to those of his counter parts in private institutions, and government teachers are really trained as orientation courses and workshops for them are conducted by the department, but unlike our private schools children in government schools don’t enjoy guidance at home. They cannot complete their home task or learn their lessons at home. A parent who is head of an impoverished family is as blind as a bat to the outside world. He doesn’t know how many beans make five. Our belief is that children from these two schools are as alike as two peas in a pod. What distinguishes the private school children are enormous and immense opportunities at their disposal. And then are children in government schools screened and evaluated before admissions?
                  Instead of blaming teachers, let us try to understand the matter comprehensively. There is no doubt that govt. teachers should go for introspection but solely blaming them doesn’t solve the problem.

Author teaches at a government Higher Secondary School. Reach him manzoorraashiddar@ymail.com

Lastupdate on : Mon, 7 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 7 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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