A better efficiency for schools directly flows from enriched efficiency of teachers. Good teachers make good students, and good students make good schools— all these compiled make for a good society and a good country.

Contemporary Indian generations making big differences in fields such as arts, astronomy, aesthetics, medicine, infra-building and more researches in all sorts of fields, and further officials and bureaucracy in public services sector enabling day-to-day functioning of country, have all been products of Indian government school system. When privatisation is quickly transforming face of education in the country, but still even to this day the role of government schools in deciding fortunes of millions of children remains intact. Their role is enhanced for they serve those who cannot afford to be served other way round— as its periphery includes children belonging to underprivileged, poor and marginal backgrounds.

Exploring more and clearing dust from actual statistics rather than each year’s budgetary allocations from treasury benches, it is very much reasonable to accept that after all reality of public sector education is disturbing, to say the least, for it seems to be in a compromising state as it faces unequitable challenges laid down by whole private sector in general.

Despite the negligence phase through which government schools have passed in all these years— it has to be fixed and the sooner the better. In all, the conversations around public education in country, one thing is pretty clear that it is a pillar that shoulders some billion alive aspirations and another billion hopes that saw an Indian dream for future while giving up their blood and sweat for the nation.

A staggeringly high 60-65 percent of children depend on government school for education, hence there cannot be two ways about the fact that India needs its government schools all the more to contribute to its progress in future— a progress that is more equitable, healthy, environment-friendly and sustainable.

A better efficiency for schools directly flows from enriched efficiency of teachers. Good teachers make good students, and good students make good schools— all these compiled make for a good society and a good country. For the above mentioned purpose, teacher training has to be paid high attention on a consistent basis and making time to time upgrades in teaching methods. On a secondary basis, an autonomous and helpful school environment is mandatory for changes that will bring that change we aspire for that come through

In last few years, Mid-day meals and campaigns such as Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan have been instrumental in improving enrolment in government schools but certainly not enough to make a dent in a system biased against public education. Better management and coordination at regulation level and autonomous school management functioning has the potential to develop what that will aid teachers to create citizens of tomorrow.

States like Tamil Nadu and Kerala have continued to perform better with their education boards coordinating well with school functionaries and emphasising on teacher training all through schooling sessions. From last few years, Delhi has been performing par excellence with governmental efforts aimed at deepening a better environment on one hand and facilitating teacher training, even to the extent of bringing it close to international standards.  

For sure change will come and staring at the possible outcomes, the struggle will be worth it!