The pathetic quality of school education in Assam
Recently published reports that the quality of education in the government run primary, middle and high schools in Assam is extremely poor is certainly a cause of concern. It is now high time to examine the reasons of poor quality of school education in Assam and to find remedial measures. For a student, proper learning in school stage is a must as it shapes his/her future career.
What is noticed in the government run primary and high schools in Assam is thatthe schools have very poor infra structure like inexperienced teachers, poor classrooms, no teaching accessories like blackboards, library with a reading room, no toilets and no drinking water facilities. Particularly, majority of teachers in primary and high schools are incompetent for teaching in proper way. Even teachers that are competent to teach, are never sincere in their teaching works. Ultimately, the students are deprived of getting proper learning in primary and high school stages.Many parents are uneducated and so they are not capable of evaluating whether their kids are learning anything in school. Most of the kids coming in from poorly educated households do not have the atmosphere at home to aid learning. There are no books. There is no money to pay for extra coaching, even if a kid is a slow learner and needs that support. Hence, all responsibilities to make the primary and high school students expert in reading, writing and solving arithmetic fall upon the teachers. So, the State government should appoint teachers’ training degree holder persons as school teachers. On the part of teachers, they should be sincere in teaching the students in order that every student becomes capable of solving arithmetic problems and framing English sentences in the school stage. Further, the State government must equip schools with all educatiol infrastructure facilities.