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- Jul 1, 2012Educationists stress on common school system
Educationists and academicians who attended the All India Conference for Aboli-shing Commercialization of Education and Building a Common School System at Valluvar Kottam on Saturday, stressed on the importance of a Common School System (CSS) and abolition of privatisation and commercialisation in education.
The two-day conference is being organised by State Platform for Common School System (SPCSS), Tamil Nadu, in association with the All India Forum for Right to Education (AIFRTE).
In his inaugural address, renowned historian and former vice-chancellor of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kerala, K.N. Panikkar said, “Private investment in education itself has the motive of commercialisation. More than 80 per cent teachers in government schools are well trained.
But, private schools do not have such trained teachers and hence only government schools can provide quality education.”
Speaking about the struggle for the Right to Education through CSS, member presidium AIFRTE and former dean, faculty of Education, University of Delhi, Prof. Anil Sadgopal said, “The British Empire collected revenue from labour masses and spent them in the education of upper classes.
It was Mahatma Jotirao Phule, husband of Savitribai Phule, a pioneer of women’s education in India, who challenged the framework set by Macaulay and insisted on knowledge related to the mother tongue and spoke about the significance of the mother tongue.
” He added that Phule felt that teachers appointed by the British were from the upper class and they induced laziness.
“The government refuses to undertake policy analysis and the reason for such a magnitude of policy failures in the field of education. Today, out of 100 admissions in Class 1, only 15 to 17 per cent are able to cross Class 12,” said Prof. Sadgopal.
The government school system could not be developed unless deliberate policies of privatisation and capitalisation were halted, Sadgopal said.
Former professor of philosophy and acting vice-chancellor of Lucknow University, Prof. Roop Rekha Verma, also stressed on the importance of CSS. Earlier, portraits of Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Gijubhai Badheka and Mahatma Jotirao Phule had been unveiled.
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