Private schools need extra care: Debabrata Das

Ferdous Ara | Published: 00:25, Oct 04,2019


Debabrata Das

Chittagong Collegiate School and College principal Debabrata Das said that in Chattogram we have only nine government schools for 70 lakh residents which was really impractical, whereas the capital city Dhaka has 35 government schools.

‘The number should be doubled as it is the demand of the citizens. Each year during admission season, some 15 to 20 students compete against one seat to take admission in Chittagong Collegiate School. This is the picture of only our school and same is happening at every government high schools. The students who make it through the admission tests, they take admission in nine government schools and others try their luck in private schools,’ the principal said.

‘A majority of the students in Chattogram attend private schools so they need more facilities and extra care to receive standard education,’ he said.

There are many private schools that were performing well as they could cultivate students who obtained brilliant results many years in a row. Some private schools were running in disorderly fashion, he said and added, ‘They don’t follow government guidelines and as such often fail to provide the basic things to their students. Most of them lack strong governing bodies to run the school smoothly.’

‘So, the government needs to set up at least 5 to 6 new government schools in Chattogram. Our institution provides education from 5th to 12th grade. Established in 1836, it is one of the oldest and one of the best educational institutes in the country,’ he pointed out.

At present the school has 2210 students. In the year 2018, the school acquired 1st position in SSC and 2nd position in JSC in Chattogram Board.

‘Trained teachers, strict monitoring, cooperation from parents are the reasons behind the extraordinary result of this school,’ he concluded.

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