Fixing India’s Broken Education System

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By Moin Qazi

India’s education sector is one of the largest sunrise sectors in the economic and social development of the country. With more than 1.5 million schools — 1.1 million of them run by the Government — and more than 250 million student enrollments, the country’s K-12 school system is among the largest and most complex in the world. Between 2010-11 and 2015-16, the number of private schools raised by 77,063 nationwide, a growth of 35 per cent, more than six times the growth of Government schools (12,297) which is a measly one per cent. In the same period, enrollment in Government schools decreased by 13.1 million whereas it increased by 17.5 million in private schools…

Much of the malaise in the realm of public education has less to do with salaries and more to do with lack of accountability and corruption in recruitments and transfers of teachers. The stark reality is that India is not getting even a modest return on its investment in the education sector.

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JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12


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