Saturday, March 29, 2008

Basic education system at its worst in India?

Today, India may be shinning globally and giving many good educated managers to world, however, still present state of Indian basic education system is not good. In present India, good education is slowly going away from the hands of large population of India because of ever increasing prices of private school education. It is always a dream of every parent to provide best education to their children and therefore, they try to give education to their children in good schools.

However, due to increasing cost of living in India, it has almost become difficult for lower middle class and poor people to afford quality education for their children. Though, Indian government claim to provide a good education to all students of India at very affordable cost through millions of government schools around India, however, condition of these schools is known to everyone. Somewhere there is no teacher in school, some where there is no school building, some where no seating arrangement, some where no students, this is situation of government run schools.

Government schools are clearly most cheap option available with parents to educate their students where it cost only Rs 10-30 per month, but pathetic condition of these schools in many parts of India discourages parents to do so. I am also a product of government school, though my school was situated in heart of city and had many better facilities as compared to other government run schools; however, attitude of teachers was same to get more number of tuitions than providing good education in class.

The main theme of story is that if somewhere we can find good government school then we cannot change the attitude of government teachers who take their jobs very casually, though may not all government teachers. Second option remains with the patents is to go for private schools where they can hope some attention for their children and improvement in their school grades. Parents are required to pay from Rs 200-Rs 2000 per month to these private schools and this cost can increase further with big cities and big schools.

Except school fees, parents are required to spend good amount of money on the transportation, extracurricular activities and number of other funds. Therefore, most of the middleclass parents are required to spend around 30 to 50% of their earning on the education of their children. Third option of schools only belong to rich people of society where it cost from RS 10000 to Rs 20000 per month, however, with abundance of money, this amount hardly matter to these people and they can even afford much more expensive education.

The major question which remains unanswered at the end is that why we are allowing education to become a business in our country by not giving proper attention of our government schools. Already, there are some good examples of government schools in Chandigarh and Himachal, which are not only providing good education to students but also giving full competition to private schools. If our government can also improve the situation of government run schools in other parts to India then large number of parents and students can easily afford good education.

However, wide spread corruption in government machinery is a biggest challenge in completing this dream. Education is must for the growth of any nation and it is duty of every nation to provide and good and affordable education to its people. In this financial budget, Government of India has increased the education budget and announced number of schemes for poor student, therefore, we can hope that we will soon see some improvement in situation.

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1 comment:

  1. It is very gud article n very true n useful imformation which i have got, its fab! N very easy to understand , i hab read another article by which i cant understand the meaning but after reading this article my all daouts has clear.
    Thanx 4 writting ! :-)

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