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Victim of tuition culture

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THIS is in response to Khurram J. Khan’s letter ‘Victim of tuition culture’ (April 7). I fully endorse the issue highlighted by the writer.

Tuition centres have become a plague to society’s innocent and beneficial culture of regular schools and institutions.

In my case, while doing my matriculation I had not attempted to go for tuition in Class IX. I was shocked by the response and reaction I used to receive.

Fellow students and even a few teachers told me that I would not be able to pass if I do not seek ‘guidance’ from any tuition centre or such an institution.

Teachers are the main reason that this culture has gained popularity.

They encourage students to join tuition centres by threatening them with consequences affecting their grades. Remedial strategies for countering this pestilence are not just the government’s responsibility.

Of course, the system of governance and accountability of teachers at their respective schools should be checked upon, but mostly it is the attitude of teachers which needs to be reformed.

KIRAN IMTIAZ MALIK Karachi

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khalidmurad1
Apr 19, 2013 08:06am
How strange it is that we try to condemn any thing good, we have. The standard of education at our schools and colleges is highly diplorable, which couldn't be bettered despite all hue and cry of people. Specially after nationalization of educational institutions by Bhutto and filling in the teachers vacancy on quota basis completely destroyed the government schools and colleges. Under such cicumstances the Tution Centres are playing positive role in educating our children. Although their fee are high, yet we shouldn't abuse them.
Vaibhav from Mumbai
Apr 19, 2013 11:50am
Exactly the same problem exists in India especially in Mumbai. One more thing common between our two countries!