Why Underpaid Private Sector Performs Better Than High Paid Teachers In Government Schools, Education Commissioner Asks

SRINAGAR: On Teachers Day, Jammu and Kashmir’s Commissioner Education asked a very pertinent question: “If a private school teacher with meager salaries can prepare their students to achieve remarkable results, why are government teachers with hefty salaries failing to do so?”

This Govt teacher subjecting his students at his own service. A 2015 photograph accessed from social media.

Dr Asgar Samoon was speaking at a function in Srinagar and later spoke to the media persons as well.

He stressed upon the need of raising the quality of education in Jammu and Kashmir.

Dr Samoon impressed upon the government teachers drawing salary in lacs should take a lead from underpaid private school teachers to improve the quality education.

In reply to a question according to the news agency (KDC) Dr Samoon said, “Private schools, that indulge in overcharging of admission and tuition fee will face action as the accounts of all the private schools will soon be subjected to compulsory audit to introduce checks and balances in the private education sector.”

He said that all the schools will have to form management committees, with all the stakeholders as its members.

A picture from Jammu region wherein students were forced by teachers to ferry logs of wood. An August 2015 photograph accessed from social media

“The move is aimed to set accountability in motion and to address the complaints of parents against the school administrations, where their children are undergoing schooling to improve the system in the private,” he said.

“Central Education policy framed in 2019 will also be soon implemented in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.

Dr Samoon distributed Oxygen Concentrators among some NGOs contributed by the Private Schools Association, which had organized the function.

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