Who is to be blamed for the plight of our children's education?

By Ven Galaboda Sri Gnanissara Nayake Thera

There are many independent organisations in the country, which are not answerable to anyone. Likewise, there are many avaricious non governmental organiszations. Aren't these organisations, comprised of parents of children? Parents should treat all children alike, in order to safeguard their future.

It is a pity, that we have forgotten the pain and anguish which we experienced in our time at University level. That same pain found its way down to the kindergarten, later.

Today, we witness attempts that parents are compelled to make, to have their children admitted to a school. Many of these border on the suicidal, by those who dare to venture into attaining the impossible.
There is no control on fees levied by private schools. What would befall those poor parents who fail to admit their children into government schools?

Colossal sums of money are spent on university students, by way of providing buildings, facilities, teachers' salaries and other perks.

Yet, there are many who have obtained Degrees without proper knowledge, and mislead future generations of this country. This eventually, leads to a situation where Degree holders are unable to obtain employment, unless they face additional tests and examinations. Despite the ban imposed on undergraduates, from engaging in outside employment, there are many who resort to part-time employment of whatever nature. It is regrettable, to observe this situation, when sustainable resources are spent on University Education.

Teachers have a greater responsibility than the parents in moulding students to be exemplary citizens. In similar vein, do the teachers realize that, by the same token, they too are parents who are fond of their own children?

There is a serious erosion of law and order. Laws are confined to books alone and the rule of law is becoming extinct. Whatever the regulations may be, it is high time everyone shouldered the yeoman task of safeguarding our children.

Our country, which was engulfed in misery, is witnessing the emergence of peace and tranquility, and it is the primary duty of its citizens to shoulder the task of rebuilding the motherland, devoid of petty rivalries.

Rules and Regulations governing the administration of Universities exist, but they seem to be rendered dysfunctional, and therefore, have to be restructured from the beginning. A private service organisation comprising of erudite scholars, has stepped forward to dedicate and assist University students accomplish their future ambitions.

Student organisations, teachers' forums and lecturers are invited to join in, partake and promote the "Develop, Live and Protect the Country" concept. "Issues facing the country", Sri Jinaratana Educational Institute, 142, Sir James Peiris Mawatha, Colombo 2, which is affiliated to the Gangaramaya Temple, invites all Sri Lankans, irrespective of caste, creed and religion, to submit their problems and suggestions. These would be studied and publicised through the media.

Those who wish to obtain redress from their problems, and sincerely believe in the progress of development, are invited to join this cause.

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