23 Oct : Why most parents in Nagaland state send their children to expensive private schools? Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Nagaland, School Education & SCERT Department, Banuo Z. Jamir has come up with an idea to answer this question and to address the shortcomings and bring reform into the government run schools.
A questionnaire has been designed to get a feed-back from different sections of people on the reasons why parents do not send their children to government schools despite the fact that the teachers in government schools are today better qualified and better trained than their counterparts in private managed schools. It is also a fact that together with benefits such as free text books, mid-day meal, scholarships, free education is provided at the government schools. Inspite of it, most parents including teacher parents prefer to pay high monthly tuition fees, buy books, prepare tiffin for their children by sending them to private schools.
The questionnaire containing 16 (sixteen) questions was prepared and it is designed to elicit comments/observations of the shortcoming of government schools and also for suggestions for remedial measures that can be adopted to make government schools as attractive as any of the premier private managed schools in the state.
The questionnaire was circulated to all Administrative Heads of Departments and Heads of Department at its meeting in Kohima yesterday.
Banuo Z. Jamir appealed to all concerned to fill up the questionnaires after giving due thought and offer views/comments with sincere application of ‘mind and heart’. She said the information furnished shall be used exclusively for bringing reform into the government schools system. She also sought suggestions in areas not covered by the questionnaire.