Privatization of Education in India: What do you think?

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    While India can boast of having the third largest higher education system in the world, but the reality is that India is facing a severe shortage of skilled human resources. The reason for such a contrasting situation is the extremely low quality of primary, secondary, and college-level education in India. A possible way-out from this situation is privatization of the education system, which is predominantly public at present. Privatization of education has the potential to improve the quality of education as well as to reduce the cost. However, to ensure access to education for all, the government must design an effective transfer-payment system.

    Although India’s national literacy rate currently exceeds 75%, a study by Pratham, a voluntary organization, finds that only 53.4% children in Standard V can read a Standard II level text, and that nationally there has been a decline in the children's ability to do basic math! Another study by NASSCOM finds that 75% of technical graduates and more than 85% of general graduates are unemployable! The problem with the present Indian education system is that it is delivering a huge quantity of output, in the name of educated populace, with poor quality.

    This alarming situation is due to the unavailability of skilled teachers, the lack of determination among the existing teachers to teach effectively, the poor physical infrastructure, and a low level of parental input toward their wards’ education. The deteriorating trend in the educational system continues largely because of the lethargy and mismanagement of the public schooling system which accounts for nearly 80% of all schools. Maharashtra state education board
     
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  3. Ray

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    Privatising is fine.

    But one must have the infrastructure to make then schools that not only impart education, but helps build an overall development to include extra curricular activities and sports.

    A shell like structure alone that works itself as an education factory is not the answer.

    And what about the education of those who cannot afford fees?
     
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    vikaskumar11233 Tihar Jail Banned

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    This is what i want to say.The government schools are not imparting a good education,then is privatization of schools is the only answer?
     
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    if the govt weeded out non performing teachers, restricted teachers from forming unions to blackmail for more wages, closed down schools with low student count, focused on upgrading existing govt schools with low-cost teaching aid, then better education without privatization could be imparted.
     
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    Because of our chut%$#% govt. there so many education mafia...
     

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