This question came to my head at first when I was HSC student. Infact from my school life , I have seen that all the students make good output in exams are at least from a solvent family.I can’t remember any good student who came from a poor family. Well , I am not telling that all meritorious students are from solvent families but they are only exception according to my observation. And you would agree that “Exception can not be an example”. After expressing these view , I know, which question would come o your mind.
***How many students I know?
>>>> Well, according to total number of students in Bangladesh (in a particular batch) , I know very very little. But due to live in capital of Bangladesh , had the privilege to study in some popular faces. First of all , though my school ain’t a famous one , but I read in a great coaching center ( very famous that time ) , had the good luck to study with some real geeks and nerds. To tell you the truth , I met all kind of students there including all the toppers of my batch who are currently ruling many of the top most universities in Bangladesh. Sorry to say , I didn’t find one who was from , a less-stable family(financially). Then I came to read at Notre Dame College, which is the top most ranked boys college in the country. I met all types of student there. Unfortunately again, Most of the great positioned students were from solvent family. Not only college , but also in separate subject coaching , in some great teachers house, I found maximum students from solvent family.
And now in BUET, I found that most of the students are from economically balanced family.
I am not telling that, all students are from rich family, but a majority portion of it. I don’t believe that , only rich students are good at education. I have also founded a reason behind this. Do you know , the average skill of a school teacher ? His knowledge base ? Well, I have to teach some school boys for my pocket money. I have seen how much pathetic most of the school teachers are. Unfortunately , these teachers are teaching in all renowned schools. I found that , they have no idea what are they teaching. They just know how to cut marks in exam papers. For instance , I have seen a math teacher, teaches in class 8 in a famous GOVT. School , cut 2-3 marks, if students write alternative proof of Pythagorean Theorem in their exam papers. ow , tell me , who gives them the right to do that, where that proof is placed in text book. This is just an instance. Now, the reason behind is very easy. Just try to think, in your career have you ever thought of being a school teacher ? I am sure NO. You might have thought about being University teacher or at least College teacher. But not school. Then just think , which sort of people are mostly doing this business ( I am using this word because actually they are doing so !!).
Well back to the point, I don’t think this is a healthy symptom for a country. If we can’t assure education for all , then we have to be happy with 40% “name-signature” educated rate. Proper steps should be taken quickly before situation goes out of hand.