Has our education system failed us?
Indian families spend 25,000 crore every year on private tuitions!! And this does not include tuition money spent on coaching for entrance exams!
1 out of 4 students seeks help outside school. That means 71 million students are taking private tuitions.
Why so many students have to take help beyond their schools? The schools were supposed to teach our kids. Right?
The average school expenses for a child is INR 65,000 to INR 1.25 Lakhs.
In a survey 9 out of 10 parents said it’s very difficult for them to meet their wards school cost.
If we have to take help from private tutors anyways then what’s the point in sending kids to private schools? We can just un-school them and rely totally on private tuitions?
Honestly, I don’t think there is any one issue which led us to this point. There are many issues (most of them are pure social/status) which brought us here.
In this post I will point to only one thing – the quality of teachers in private schools (and in government schools) is one reason which is giving ways to private tuitions.
Teachers training on a massive scale is required to meet today’s demand.