Ganguly in Bangalore

Sorry for the sneaky headline. I just thought of pointing out this nice and important development in case you missed reading the news. Karnataka will soon be implementing educationist Ashok Ganguly’s report in city schools. Which exact report (same one they did for Delhi, or an adaptation?) and when (next year?), that is not clear from these reports (ToI, Ind Exp), but, “with the implementation of the report, there will be certain changes in fee structure and admission process“.

Implementing suggestions from Ganguly report has met with good response in Delhi. It aims to rationalize and simplify admission procedures for Nursery and pre-primary schools. The report, prepared last year to comply with a Delhi high court order, is available on CBSE website. You may want to read and be in the know, because if you have infants or toddlers today, you will most likely be touched by it very soon.

4 Comments so far

  1. Ravi (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 5:28 pm

    I’m a bit cynical on this news. Schools here are more like business/profit making establishments. Rationalisation and simplification are not for them….just the money!
    You meant ‘sneaky’ in the first line, I think?

  2. silkboard (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 5:47 pm

    Hey thanks for that, did mean sneaky there.

    If you ask me, education should be free and uniform at least at Primary/pre-primary level. That is where the so called “inequality” begins. Unfortunately, the battle for equality is being fought at much higher levels.

    While the country is needlessly burning itself up on reservations, I was hopeful for some action on mother of all Right To Education bill which is still stuck in draft stages. Hopefully soon!

  3. Sivakumar (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 10:52 am

    Everyone wants education for all and that too ‘good education’, but no one wants to pay teachers because they think they are not worth it (though they are the ones who make all those brilliant minds who are leading the country in various fields). So here we are with very few who want to become teachers(rest moving into call centres or tution centres) and this is dangerous for any society. Especially for our country where there is a lot happening at the business and growth level if we do not take care of the schooling then it may turn out to be disastrous.

  4. silkboard (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 11:15 am

    Siva, Talk of ‘universalized’ primary education does include talk of state funding for teachers. If you have private schools to compete, they will naturally create a wage situation where the worst paying schools (usually government) will get the worst teachers.

    Capitalism every where, but not where fundamental rights are impacted. Lets make primary education a fundamental right first, not easy. But a better long term option than SSA (Sarva Shikhsa Abhiyaan) which BTW is seeing poor funding response from most states.

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