Why govt teacher prefer to join his child in private school?
It is a true story of a financially poor father who rejected to join his child in a government school for free of cost. Instead, he spent thousands of rupees on admitting his child in a private school for secondary education. The reason for his decision is to provide quality education to his son.
But most of the government teachers are well educated. They will be recruited only after passing written exams and interviews.
Then what are the reasons for choosing private school over government schools?
Indian national government or state government manages and owns public education system. They provide education to everyone at free of cost. Well-qualified teachers with B.Ed (Bachelor of Education) as their minimum qualification will teach students.
But most of the government schools in India do not have minimum facilities. Usually, the same classroom is used for two different classes at a time.
Most of the government schools don’t have benches and chairs. Students have to sit down to listen to classes.
The one good thing about public school is government provides textbooks to students at free of cost. But, most of the schools will provide books only after 2 to 3 months of the beginning of academic year. 20% to 30% of the students may not get a complete set of books for all subjects. Students have to share books among themselves, or they have to borrow from other students.
The big loophole with public schools is most of the schools don’t have a proper washroom facility. Few primary schools don’t even have a toilet. Students have to use open area. Imagine how embarrassing it is for girl students.
Government recruits teachers by conducting written examinations and interviews. During the recruitment process, the officials check the knowledge of qualified teachers but not their soft skills. It’s clear that the government teachers are well educated and trained, but soft skills are also necessary. Teachers lacking soft skills is one of the big drawbacks with public schools.
There are many complaints from parents about the behaviour of government school teachers. As government job is 100% secured, most of the teachers relax at their work. Unlike most of the private school teachers who works late nights and on holidays for special classes, government teachers no need to do this. Most of the teachers don’t teach properly. Because, government teachers get their monthly salary with no dependency on whether student pass or fail.
There are even some complaints that most of the government teachers take care of personal businesses to earn more money. These teachers will spend less time to teach and remaining time on their business. However, it will not have an impact on their job and salary.
Another interesting thing is most of the government teachers prefer to join their children in private schools as they are very well aware of the public schools education system. Looks like government teachers know that their children will NOT have a bright future if they study in public schools.
Keeping all these things in mind, a father who wants to give bright future and quality education to his child will not send his child to government school even though he is financially weak.
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