Minister proposes, daughter opposes

Minister proposes, daughter opposes

Kageris daughter not in favour of fathers reforms

Minister proposes, daughter opposes

JayalakshmiAnd when Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Vishveshwar Hegde Kageri votes for the introduction of new examination pattern, his daughter Jayalakshmi outrightly rejects it!

Jayalakshmi, the student of Marikamba government high school in Sirsi secured 73 per cent in SSLC this year. This Kannada medium student says, “I would have scored more marks had it been the old pattern. I oppose the new pattern as it has less scope for securing more marks,” she stressed.

“My father being the education minister did not make any difference to me. Infact, he is too busy and finds less time for me. I studied on my own. My father rarely advised me on my studies. He just said study well and perform well in exams, Jayalakshmi told Deccan Herald.

She was completely dependent on the school teachers, who she says were all good. They took care of all students and imparted quality education, she said. Jayalakshmi found Maths and Science subjects a little difficult. Her most favourite subject is Sanskrit. She would study for nearly three hours a day. She would sit till 11.30 pm a few days before the exams. She would concentrate more on solving old question papers which helped her a lot, she added.

“I never felt I was too stressed out. I never attended tuition classes as I got more than what I expected in the school itself. I want to pursue Commerce in my PUC as I am not that comfortable with Maths and Science,” she revealed.

For Jayalakshmi all her family members are role models. “I want to follow in the footsteps of my father and want to be a politician like him,” she said.

“It feels good. My daughter told me that Maths and Science subjects were bit difficult. Infact, I have received similar opinions from all over the State. The government can’t help it as it is the board which sets the question papers,”  Vishveshwar Hegde Kageri said.
If my daughter has excelled today it is because of the atmosphere in which she was born and brought up, the minister added.