RE: “Quality education; whose quality, anyway?” (The New Times, October 13).
I agree with most of the writer’s analysis, but I don’t agree with him that parents are also responsible for the low quality of our education. If they have endeavoured to get their children to school and paid for their tuition, what more would be expected from them?
Some schools go to the extent of expecting parents to continue teaching the children from homes, but that is wrong. Parents are not teachers and it’s wrong to even assume that all parents have the capability or the time to provide the home schooling service. Some parents complain of children coming from school and they start to teach them right from scratch or hire special tutors (who are sometimes the same teachers) to help from homes.
I really think that the Government is trying a lot. What doesn’t seem to improve is the attitude of school administrators and the morale (often capacity too) of the teachers.