Saturday. May 28, 2022
Yesterday, I read somewhere the best business in Pakistan is running a private school and I can't agree with it more.
Unfortunately, our beloved country is facing lots of issues in terms of education. Our system is not under the control of a single body, which is a major dilemma at the national level. Although the system is good at the college and university levels, as they are under Respective Boards and Higher Education Commission (HEC) respectively. But, private schools (pre-school up to matric) are charging heavy fees but are still unable to enhance the student's growth. Every private school gave its curriculum, own uniform, own rules, and regulations. Even they Don't allow you to write on copies without their monogram. They are running their side business too, In terms; you have to purchase the school uniform, textbooks, and writing books only from the shop they specified and mostly these shops are located only inside the school. Apart from the curriculum, they demand to wear separate uniforms on all working days. Some days they ask to wear sports uniforms.
Middle-class families, who want their children to compete with the current time, admit their kids to private schools, but the burden of monthly fees and everyday functions /ceremonies are unbearable for them.
The private school earned a lot during the COVID pandemic, they charged parents even for the online system. I remember during the Covid pandemic our maid ( she wants her kids to be successful individual seals in society, Despite having low income she admitted them to a private school) came and said: the school administrator is asking for a device that can download some apps so that my kids can work from home. She then sold her only gold ring & bought her kids a tablet.
The last government in my country announced the Single National curriculum, According to which all schools ( whether private or government) going to use the same curriculum. This Was one of the best decisions made by Ex- the government. If the current government follows the previous decision, No one will promote the studies in private schools.
(Disclaimer: This article is written for a general audience, not to harm anybody or any institution or spread hate. these are my personal opinions, You might disagree with me)
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