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‘Lack of dedication has hit quality of education in government schools'

CONCERN: Additional Commissioner of Public Instruction Venkatesh Machaknur speaking after inaugurating the workshop in Bijapur on Wednesday.

CONCERN: Additional Commissioner of Public Instruction Venkatesh Machaknur speaking after inaugurating the workshop in Bijapur on Wednesday.  

Workshop for primary and secondary school headmasters in Bijapur

In view of security of service and non-accountability, dedication among teachers has decreased in the recent times leading to a decline in quality of education, said Additional Commissioner of Public Instruction Venkatesh Machaknur.

Speaking after inaugurating a workshop on “Quality of education for government and aided primary and secondary school headmasters” of Bijapur and rural block education range here on Wednesday, he said realising the negligent attitude of teachers in government schools, parents are admitting their children to private schools.

Though both the Union and State governments have launched several programmes, including the National Secondary Education Mission and the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, and are providing infrastructure, free textbooks, uniforms, bicycles and mid-day meals, parents are not interested in sending their children to government schools owing to lack of responsible service from teachers.

At present, 69 per cent of children are studying in government schools and every year, the percentage is declining as parents have started rejecting government schools as they did not like the atmosphere in them.

“If the situation continues, the days are not far when government schools will become last options for parents,” he lamented.

Every year, only 10 per cent of rural students are opt for professional courses and higher education and teachers are directly responsible for such low percentage of students getting admitted to professional courses, he added.

Lack of interest

Referring to the lack of interest among teachers in improving their knowledge, he said instead of wasting their time in watching distasteful TV serials, teachers should expand the horizon of their knowledge by reading more and more books.

Stressing the need for introspection on the part of teachers, he said they should understand the reasons for the sorry state of government schools and make sincere efforts to improve quality of education.

Stating that the headmasters were “quality control officers of their schools”, he said that they should become model to their subordinates. District Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan implementation officer S.S. Sindhoor was present.



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