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Raje government in Rajasthan decides to go for PPP mode of education in big way to improve quality of education
The government of Rajasthan has decided to hand over 300 rural schools to private players under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in a bid to improve quality of education in the first phase of its new scheme.

Ultimately, 75 per cent of the schools in the rural areas and 25 per cent in the towns would be handed over to the private players in a phased manner. The PPP mode will last for ten years and would be subjected to a summative review, it is learned.

Recently, during a lecture in Jaipur, a noted educationist had spelled out the dangers of government's distancing from society and had held that government must make all out efforts to bring schools and community closer and making teachers professionally more accountable towards education and learning by students. Surrendering education to private players does not auger well since it would turn education into commodity and encourage consumerism.

According to post at indianyouth.net, "Privatization means transfer of governmental control over public-owned resources to private control. It can also be called as denationalization or disinvestment. It has started a decade back when the concept of economic liberalization started in India. Privatization comes with both pros and cons and in my opinion, it is boon for India if a balance between both advantages and disadvantages are maintained."

Allowing schools to turn into poor quality institutions by the government sector which are meant to serve children from poor and deprived groups is breach of trust of the public. The system has allowed itself to fail despite all the investment in reform projects. The blame has to be fixed somewhere for non-deliverance and breach of the right to education of children to education of reasonable quality, said a sensitive retired teacher in Jaipur.

On the one hand, Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha said on Teacher's Day to overcome the challenge to provide quality education to each and every child of our country, the government and teachers were required to work collectively, on the other hand, GOR joins hand with private players and hands make quality servile to private sector by discarding its own teachers, many rue working in the social sector.

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