Arunachal: mushrooming of private schools, matter of concern

 Little wonder then these schools fail to provide quality education.



By Denhang Bosai , Dy Director, IPR, Arunachal Pradesh 

The unchecked mushrooming of private schools in the state is a matter of grave concern. Barring VKVs and RK Missions, only a few other privates schools have been able to create a niche for themselves in terms of academic achievements, especially in Board examinations.

Most private schools are breaking all the rules with impunity. Some private schools have neither open playgrounds nor other facilties for the students. They run the school in a single building, some of them in the midst of busy cities.

Most importantly and alarmingly, most private schools have untrained Teachers who are poorly paid and having no knowledge of Hindi and Maths. Little wonder then these schools fail to provide quality education.

Some government-run schools are much better than many private schools. Atleast they boast of trained Teachers. Interestingly, for the gullible parents putting their wards in these private schools is ‘a status symbol’ and admit their children in spite of the astronomical fees these ill-equipped private schools charge.

The onerous onus is on the Education department to check this haphazard growth of private schools in the state. It needs to devise effective mechanisms to ensure that these private schools don’t skirt the laid down norms at will. If such anomalies are not nipped in the bud then they can potentially ruin or jeopardize the academic career of our young students.


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