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By Fast Kashmir on 13/12/2017.

Private tuition scourge:

 

PSAK offers free remedial classes from 16th December

 

Srinagar, Dec 14: Agreeing with Education Ministers concern with regard to high prevalence of private tuitions and coaching despite good education at schools, Private Schools Association of Kashmir (PSAK) today said that they are ready to take additional measures so that the education sector becomes child friendly while maintaining its quality.

The Association after weeklong deliberations with various stake holders said that they will be offering help to students wherever they need. “Private tuitions and unnecessary coaching is becoming a huge issue influencing not only children physically, mentally but financially too. All this can be saved with few measures,” said G N Var president PSAK.

“We have decided to open our schools that have good infrastructure from 16th of December to provide remedial classes to our students. The students will be helped in their studies with focus on weaker subjects.”

The Association said that the student will be charged only for heating, stationary and transport. “All those schools that have required infrastructure will start the classes from Saturday. It will be completely voluntary for parents to send students to schools. There is no compulsion on anybody and only those who want to attend such classes can come,” said Var.

The Association said that in the current scenario a student is taught same subjects from multiple sources and with the result students are unable to learn and memorize things and use their mind creatively. “It is killing creativity among students and they are unable to even memorize the basic concepts as they are always under pressure from teachers,” said Var. “For a personality development they need a free atmosphere which we will try to provide.”

The Association also called on the Government to allow the schools to decide the academic calendar as the large number of holidays affects their working. “The unnecessary holidays should be struck off the academic calendar and government should also do away with old laws and regulation whose only motive is to choke the growth of private sector,” said Var.

“If all hurdles are removed we assure the government that our students won’t need any coaching. And after that if students of any school are found undergoing private tuition that school has no moral right to operate and government should de-recognize it.” (CNS)

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