Govt schools, colleges must get better to attract students: Prasad

Govt schools, colleges must get better to attract students: Prasad

Ambedkar Memorial Day held at First Grade College

‘Three decades ago education institutions concentrated and were confined to education. In the present system, education is getting commercialised,’ regretted MLA V Srinivas Prasad.

Addressing a gathering at B R Ambedkar Memorial day and prize distribution programme at Kuvempunagar Government First Grade College, he said, including primary, high school, engineering, medical all courses are commercialised.

Education institutions are involved in investing money and getting profit out of it. Parents attraction of English medium has worsened the situation. They do not believe in education provided by Government schools and colleges. Many institutions are coming up with an aim of making money itself.

Students who are not able to pay the fees of private institutions prefer studying in government schools and colleges. Government schools and colleges should be provided with at least basic facilities. Government should appoint necessary teaching staff and facilities of laboratory and library should be provided. Government has to take measures to improve conditions of Government schools than private institutions, he added.

B R Ambedkar knew the importance of education. It was thus possible for him to be the architect of the Indian Constitution. No one was equal to him in education and intelligence. He was a great human being having concern for the backward and weaker sections of society. “It is necessary to introduce principles of Ambedkar to the students of present generation,” he said.

Former mayor Purushotham, director of Dr B R Ambedkar research and extention centre of University of Mysore, principal S Indiramma and convener of Cultural committee R Nagabhushan were present.

Many skip function

The invitation card printed by the college showed the list of at least 14 persons including the names of district in-charge minister S A Ramdas, MP R Dhurvanarayan, mayor Pushpalatha T B Chikkanna, Collegiate Education department regional director T N Prabhakar,  former legislator M K Somashekar, apart from a few corporators. But none of them turned up except Srinvas Prasad and the names mentioned above.

How right is it to invite so many people for one function and that too a college function which looked like it was a political mela on the invitation card. Besides the function started more than one-and-a-half hour late by which time the students were getting restless. Just because it is a government college is it necessary to end up pleasing so many and end up pleasing none at all?

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