By Priyanka Saurabh
Recently our Prime Minister Modi Ji, in his address to the nation, mentioned the daughters of Haryana who studied in a government school and stood first in the state in various faculties. It is no small matter to top the state by studying in government schools in rural areas of Haryana. Salutations and salutations to these daughters under the venerated Guru Charan who showed their path to real knowledge by providing true education to these children in government and underprivileged schools in this phase of privatization.
Today it has been proved that by paying a fee of only a hundred rupees, the students studying in the convent schools can not be beaten by filling the fees of lakhs, they can also be defeated at the state level and country level. Behind this success is not only the hard work of the children but also the dedication of those teachers who do not just sit on their pay and they show dreams to the children. Eventually, their hard work paid off. As far as I think, the picture of Haryana government schools has changed in the last ten years. Especially after the eligibility of teacher recruitment, the same people came into this profession who were qualified and you are seeing results.
Discussions of this success are not in the country but on the world stage. The Chairman of the Haryana Education Board said that in this examination, the Faculty of Arts has been selected by the NCERT. Mahendragarh student Manisha daughter of Manoj Kumar scored 499 out of 500 and secured first place. The second place is Monica daughter Ajay Kumar of R & D (Chamarkheda, Hisar), third is RVMV. (Azad Singh, the rainy daughter of (Jabra, Rewari), scored 495 out of 500.
First place in the Faculty of Science (Bodia Kamalpur, Rewari) student ManishaYadav daughter of Bijendra Kumar. N.c.m. Shrutika daughter Jagmendra of (Bahauli, Kurukshetra) secured 495 out of 500 marks. Daughter Manisha considers her parents, friends, and teachers as special contributors to this success. All these daughters say that they had to travel a distance to go to school every day. Manisha says that she had planned to top school, but she did not know that she would top in the state. Manisha says that people should change their mindset, today girls are ahead of boys. This achievement can be found by studying in a government school.
What tremendous results have come, the rest of the government teachers should also take inspiration from them that if you can do the rest, you can also, the children of your schools can also write history. All government teachers should not consider themselves employees. Pay your duty so that everyone, especially children from poor sections, can get an education. With this, the lost land of these government schools will be returned and the trend of people will increase. One day everyone will send their children to government schools. You keep trying for such results.
Apart from teachers and parents, governments too now need special attention to the condition of government schools. About half of the government schools in the country do not have electricity or playgrounds. The budgetary allocation due to privatization saw a 27% reduction in proposals made by the Department of School Education. Despite proposals of ₹ 82,570 crores, only 59,845 crores were allocated. Which is not correct. There is slow progress in building classrooms, laboratories, and libraries to strengthen government higher secondary schools. Government schools in India are facing teacher vacancies, which in some states are about 60-70 percent.
Government schools should get additional funds at the revised estimate level of the main schemes. The Ministry of Human Resource Development should build schools and boundary walls in collaboration with Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. It should also work with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to provide solar and other energy sources so that electricity can reach schools. For a very long time, there have been two types of education models in the country. One for a particular class and another for the public. In Delhi, the AAP government sought to bridge this gap.
Its approach stems from the belief that quality education is a necessity, not a luxury. Therefore, it created a model, which essentially consists of five major components and is supported by about 25% of the state budget. Today we need to make special improvements on topics such as change of school infrastructure, training of teachers and principals, restructuring school management committees (SMC), engagement with the community, curriculum improvement in teaching-learning.
The government preschool system is managed through the child development scheme of the center, under the Ministry of Women and Child Development, while the schools are under the center and ministries of education in the states. There has been a huge investment in the Childhood Program in India, which is administered through 1.2 million Anganwadis under Ends. The findings of ASER 2019 make it clear that there is a need to strengthen these early childhood education centers so that they implement appropriate “school-readiness” activities.
Coordination between central ministries is necessary to improve policy setting for early childhood education, but it is better to encourage the state and district administrations to do more to make elementary education effective. According to a news report, in recent days, new admissions in a government school in Haryana during the Corona period have crossed the 43,000 marks! At the same time, 82,000 candidates have applied for the school living certificate!
Now how schools will work without teachers is worrying. In such a situation the irresponsible attitude of the government is even more worrisome. One thing that the Prime Minister of India has to know about the state of government schools and recruitment and functioning of teachers in the country. So that not only a uniform education environment will be created all over the country, all the states should implement their words strictly. Dualism in education should end now, everyone should get the same government education. Only then will there be a sense of equality in India in the future.
(Priyanka Saurabh is independent journalist, columnist, research scholar in political science and poetess. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)