Friday, July 17, 2009

Education - The racket getting busted

Continuous stream of news about catching some corrupt official or a private college on the capitation issue. Is Kapil Sibal going after them, at last? My good wishes are with him.
Mr.Sibal, just one thing. When you catch these corrupt bastards, use your legal skills to ensure that none of them escape the noose. Death by hanging for the entire family should be the bare minimum. Confiscate all their wealth.
And also address the fact that most of the 'deemed' universities are owned by members/relatives etc from the administration. No quick fix possible. It is a system ruined by decades of Nehruvian strategy designed to keep education away from as many people for as long as possible.
At least, let us have quality education, based purely on merit. You can make a beginning by doing away with the effin reservations and by doing away with multiple agencies like state boards, cbse, icse, etc etc.
You should also let the Harvards and the Whartons set up schools or colleges (away from Metro cities please) so that the rich and filthy rich can send their spouses there.
Also, let private sector education be run on a for profit basis and subject them to income taxes.

1 comment:

subra said...

As long as parents do not have the guts to tell their kids "you will study in a college for which you have got marks" capitation fees will happen. Only because there is one idiot willing to pay is there a s.o.b providing this service. There is no force to buy. As a country we never take responsibility. See the financial services industry - we talk of MIS-SELLING what about the jhonnies MIS-BUYING? Come on, let us be responsible. Stop paying capitaion fees, shady colleges will disappear.