Ooty: Rajeshkumar James, secretary of the Citizens” Forum of Coonoor said that after Independence, there were both government as well as private schools to cater to the options of parents. Now, government schools have begun to battle for their survival. Which parent will deny English medium education for their wards, he asked and added that now-a-days, there are private English medium schools in village limits and the school bus offered by them is very convenient.
After the NEET issue, it is a fact that every parent looks forward to English medium schools. Government servants, especially teachers working in government schools, should first admit their children in government schools to rebuild confidence among others on the standard of government schools. If this is not done, the survival of government schools is certainly an issue, he added.