India is one of the few countries in the world in which private tuition is thought to be necessary even at the earliest stages of primary education. Reliance on private tuition for very young children is unknown not only in Europe and America, but also in many developing countries. I had difficulty explaining to students at Peking University in Beijing what I was talking about in referring to private tuition for the youngest primary school students: the phenomenon appeared mysterious and incomprehensible to them.
He further writes that as most Indian parents feel that their children need private tutoring(tuition) after school ,it masks the true education standard of the schools in India.It creates two classes of students one's who can afford private tutors and the rest.
It is doubly bad for the nation as most needed resources are used for basic education .It further alienates the first generation of literacy candidates.These are the families who have not gotten the benefit of formal education for cultural and economic reasons.
MY HATS OFF TO AMARATYA SEN FOR KEEPING FOCUS ON DEVELOPMENT IN BENGAL AND HELPING US UNDERSTAND THE COMPLEX PROBLEMS RELATED TO LEARNING ALL AROUND.
Addition of mid day lunch has also helped in attendence at school.It has freed the burden of parents to feed.It helps nation even more when girls get education and they marry at later age when their bodies and minds are fully developed . An educated woman is assett to society.She can raise a smart and capable future children and can help to increase the income of the family.It has been observed that higher educated women are one of the ways to controll population and bring prosperity in any socety.
For Free and independent India it is even more important that a stable population be achieved without any excessive intrusion onto the norms of society.Education of women has this effect in all the societies.A woman who has her first child in twenties and can read and write has a smaller and happier family life.