Showing posts with label Private Schools. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Private Schools. Show all posts
The recent incident of killing of a small primary student of Ryan International School at Gurgaon again raised questions about loopholes in private educational institutes. The private institute employs fourth class staff without taking proper measures to earn profit. Private schools charge heavy fees in name of good education, providing world class facilities, security, communication etc. but the result is zero.
Their CCTV cameras don't work, they don't provide timely information to parents, they don't hire employees as per norms, but just thinks and operate to achieve maximum profits. Generally private schools hire lower grade staff like guard, sweeper, driver, conductor, gardener, peon etc. at very lower rates instead of hiring competent persons and generally these are very underpaid and have terrible working conditions.

In last decade even the working condition of teaching community has gone from bad to worse. Government gives lot of benefits to private educational school/colleges for betterment of society but in reality the money is going in the pocket of personal peoples through wrong ways or by making manipulations in system. Private schools never take care of complains of students and parents but pressurizes the parents and students to stop complaining. Even sometimes they use unfair means with parents.

Private education is highly commercialized and being carried out in country only for sole purpose of big profits.

Some big decision is required to change the private education system either through taking them under government control or imposing more strict rules and norms for them. They must be put under regular screening. Students, Parents associations are must be part of scrutiny process and grading of private institutes must be set for them.

Parents say won't pay hiked fees - Delhi - City - The Times of India

As per the news on Times of India website today that most of the unaided school in the capital has increased the fees for the 2010-11 session and asked the parent to submit the fees. However Directorate of Education is saying that school needs valid needs to form a valid Parents Teacher Association and need clearance of this body before charging incremented fees. While Private school federation is saying their is no such act and circular of Directorate of Education is illegal. All India Parents' Association (AIPA) has decided in its meeting that they will pay fee only as per old rates. Schools federation is saying that they have to pay increased salary, and due to rising prices the expenses have increased while everybody knows that how much money is being paid to staff in private institutes.

In above scenario parents do not have any clear path known to them that what should they do. It has become a political games between Parents Association and Schools federation and in between the common parent is facing trouble and don't know he should join which group.

Although education standard in private school is good and their result also very good but all these private school are not working as social welfare organisation but has become a field of profit for investor who put their money in to this sector. All school gets income tax benefit and many other tax benefits because school/education is counted as social responsibility but now it is totally commercial. Today the Education is commercialized. Big investors are investing large amount of money in this sector to maximise their return.

I think government must be more vigilant against private bodies who are earning big revenues and make a grievance centre where parents can lodge their problems/grievance against any school.

Parents say won't pay hiked fees - Delhi - City - The Times of India