School Children of a School in New Delhi. Photo by Rakesh Raman

School Children of a School in New Delhi. Photo by Rakesh Raman

As school teachers are not quite eager to modernize the education system, RMN Foundation has decided to intensify its campaign.

By Rakesh Raman

As the education quality of Delhi’s schools has been in deep doldrums, hundreds of students and parents have carried out a signature campaign to get the education system improved.

They have sent their joint representation to the school principal with a slew of suggestions including the replacement of teachers who lack understanding of modern pedagogy trends.

The students have demanded in their letter to the principal that their school should appoint properly educated teachers who have complete knowledge of the contemporary job market and teach them in a way to make them employable.

They have also suggested that the salary of the new teachers thus appointed should be based on the performance of their students. The students observe that at present the teachers come to school only for their salary and do not teach properly because their accountability is not specified.

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The teachers, according to students’ letter, never tried to change the obsolete education system nor did they explain the importance of stale education in their careers.

As school teachers are shirkers, they are dependent on the archaic system developed by incompetent bureaucrats and politicians while this old-styled education can’t help students get proper jobs. That’s why unemployment has spread like a pandemic disease in the country, the students said in their letter.

As students and parents expected RMN Foundation to take up their case to get the education system reformed, the Foundation sent their letter to the school principal. RMN Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that offers free modern education to deserving children.

In its letter, RMN Foundation suggested the school principal to:

  1. Create a new syllabus for the school students in different classes in consultation with the top employers in the contemporary job market.
  2. Create a suitable test for all the teachers in the school keeping in view the new syllabus and subjects that they are supposed to teach. If the teachers are not able to clear the test, you should recommend the termination of their services.
  3. Create the career path – along with the employment probability – of each student in different streams of education that you would impart in the new system.

As the school principal and teachers are not quite eager to modernize the education system, RMN Foundation has decided to intensify its campaign.

All school students, their parents, and honest teachers are urged to support the campaign which is supposed to help millions of students earn their livelihoods respectfully.

You can click here to read the letter of students and parents that RMN Foundation sent to the principal.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government’s National award-winning journalist and social activist. He has formed an environment-protection group called Green Group in Delhi. Earlier, he had been associated with the United Nations (UN) through United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) as a digital media expert to help businesses use technology for brand marketing and business development. He also runs a free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.

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