RAWALPINDI: There are many provide schools where competent teachers impart education in a good environment. A lot of private schools are working hard to create better future for children and hence parents cooperate with these schools to ensure that their children are provided with the best. But it is pertinent to note here that only children hailing from the upper class or an upper middle class background are able to avail such an education. Children belonging to the low-income class cannot afford tuition fees of these schools.
On the other hand, where private schools do provide good education, they have become a profit- making entity. The only other option for children hailing from low-income groups is government schools. But they are ill-equipped to provide a good education. The environment of government schools is not conducive to good education. There facilities are highly inadequate.
In view of this, the government should make the government schools as good as the private ones. Private schools should be asked to reduce their fees so that everyone, irrespective of social class, can gain knowledge.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 3rd, 2019.