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Is 'Education' Meant For Sale? What Do You Think!

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 Do You Think 'Education' Is For Sale?
One of the critical factors of any human being's success is the accessibility to an excellent education. This is not just from a University's prospective but starting from Kindergarten onwards. It is the building block by which we set the standard for children. By starting early, we have a good chance of setting the child on his or her path towards success. The problem may seem as the cost of choosing this path is quite exorbitant and prohibitive to most people in the region.

Why do you think is that the case ? Why should education be limit only for those who can afford it? If our population is not at-least able to access this education, what affect will it have on our society in the future? There is an Arabic saying that the miserly are not served. That is to say that we have to be ready to pay for what we want.

So far we do accept that idea when it comes to adding children at the most expensive private schools thinking that we have paid for them to get the best education. However , as this is a business, and it never ceases to amaze as to how easily people forget that, the administration of that kindergarten, school or university has a duty to return the maximum profit to the shareholders. Thus the more that the institute can squeeze from the teacher in terms of salary and benefits, the better off the owners are financially.

Out of the entire money you pay, how much would it cost for just one class? How much of it goes to the teacher per annum? 20% to 30%? So that teacher makes about AED 50,000 per year or about AED 4,500 per month. Is that truly the caliber of teacher a parent is looking to teach the child? They might be the best people but they will constantly be under financial pressures so their mind will be occupied by their issues rather than focusing on the child. This situation may get even more skewed when we look at the school structure.

Do you think the reason behind this is because they are taking on the most important job in society, molding it. The youth that will be brought up by their hands will have the greatest impact on the society they live in. If the teachers are uncaring, that will be the aura of the society that will prevail. If the teachers has passion for a subject, his or her student will learn from this and thus society that will pay for this as they will grow a caliber of students that will learn no discipline and have no respect for limits or the Law.

What do you think? Is that really what we want? Of what use is an excellent curriculum if the teacher does not communicate it well to students? Isn't Education a equal RIGHT to everyone?

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