I guess everyone reading this blog has attended school and have experienced all the facets of a school. The bustling corridors, the prayer assemblies, the stern yet sweet teachers, the principals room and the stoic bus driver. These are just some of the things that almost every single child lives through in school.
There is a sharp new twist to the nobility of a so called educational institution. The ees has become phenomenal. My niece had to pay, I m sorry, my niece’s parents had to pay a whooping 40k for the first standard. Now you tell me , what do you learn for 40k in the first standard. Its surprising that two schools are located in the same locality, one charges a fees of 5k and the other 40k and the latter is doing twice as better the former. And from my observation, the former is much better in terms of discipline, teaching and mind set. This, along with a host of other qualities forms what I call as Indianisms. This subdivision I call the “ if its expensive its better “ ism.
Modern day couples earn more than a lakh a month and frankly don’t mind paying an obscene amount on their kids. There are schools which charge upward of 1lakh. What kind of a mockery is that. I guessi finished my entire education in 1 lakh I guess and I aint an old timer im just 22. Education has moved on from being a noble profession to a filthy business. Its not surprising that almost every MLA in our state owns a school. It has more returns than even the bulls and bears business. I had overheard a senior authority once saying that , im not making any profits here. I think we have to remind people that imparting education is very noble thing to do and one should not expect to profit from it.
Even the private tuitions that are offered are screwed. Only the children who have more than 90 pc in their 9th grade are admitted to the 10th grade tuitions. The rest are just left to rot. What kind of justice is that? Why would a student who has got 90 + go to tuitions. It’s a perfect example of a Fad. The tests are rigged and influential people copy freely in examination halls. Those poor unfortunate ones who don’t have the intellect to even copy properly are made to pass by offering bribes to the education department. Evaluations are plagued by errors . a friend of mine was given a score of 1 on 100. Even a nimdwit will know he has to check twice when score like that is catalogued. Upon re-evaluation he got a score of 80, now 80 and 1 , are they even remotely close? The person who corrected that paper should be sent on exile into Afghanistan. Since the university pockets about 800 Rs for every paper re-evaluated. Most of the papers are corrected incorrectly I guess. On an average I uses the university rakes in about 10 to 15 crores only in re-evalations.
I shall write about this later in my future posts.