Private Tuitions

The subject of private tuition is back in the News. And everyone has something to say, either they are for or against the practice. And it sure makes a lot of noise. Personally, I am both for and against private tuitions.  My GP teacher would have been proud of me! 😛

Well, I am against the idea of private tuitions at an early stage of education, that is, at the primary level. Students of Standard 1 to 4 taking tuitions is just something totally inhumane! I don’t have to comment on the size of their school bags, it is legendary! These kids have just started their education and it should be something fun for them, not something stressful! They must be left to enjoy this new aspect of their life and having friends. Once they have settled into that new phase of their life, then only the workload can be increased. And the increase must be gradual. This is not the present case.

However, when it comes to standard 5 and 6, I am not-so-for and not-so-against the whole idea. There is such a race for the Star colleges. Even though, certain initiatives had been taken to try to abolish the idea of Star colleges, it seems like it has stuck in the mind of the people here. So, to be able to have more practice and to shine brighter than the others in the exams, some take private tuitions. And it must be pointed out. Parents ain’t the only ones to be blamed. The motivation of a 10 year old child is sometimes amazing. 🙂 But I am not so for because stress and so much work at such a tender age is not good. Not every child can cope with that.

At the secondary level, if you don’t seek additional help, it is quite hard to survive. If you want to compete at the HSC level, just school and personal work won’t do. However, starting right off form 1 is quite unnecessary. Form 1 to 3 aren’t hard. Mostly everyone gets by easily if they give studies 2 hours everyday. And I am speaking generally. Special cases exist at all levels. Banning private tuitions as from form 4 to HSC is an impossible task.

And I’ve been thinking, why can’t the Government introduce the concept of an escalator system and entrance exams. For example, if you want to apply to a particular Star college, you sit for an entrance exams. But if you choose not to join any of those star colleges, you are automatically enrolled at a college in your locality. I have not done any research on the topic, to be frank. I mean, I have not seen the exact mechanism of such a system. This is just an idea which has popped up in my mind while watching an anime. 😛 In Japan, they have such an educational system. But it wouldn’t be without problems, I am sure. Since Mauritian gene tend to resist change! *-*

Anyway, I am sure the debate on private tuitions will be an on-going process. The time where all parties concerned will find common ground is still unsure. But I sure hope that the best interest of those who are primarily concerned, that is the Students, are taken at heart!

Always lost In My World,


100th Post

I nearly missed it! This post is actually my 100th post! If I didn’t check my stats, I would have gone unnoticed! Which is not good! The 100th post needs celebration! 😛

Though I have something else to write about, let me just thank you my readers for dropping by from time to time and to leave comments. Both your visits and opinions are highly appreciated. I hope you have found my posts interesting and I will try to keep them coming!
And I hope I don’t miss out on my 200th one! 🙂

So we are already into the 13th day of year 2010. Time indeed has a way of flying by! Well except for those who have spent of all of their end-of-year bonus. They can’t wait for the next pay! And I am sure many people have forgotten their ardently made resolutions. I didn’t make any for this year. I don’t ever stick to them anyway. It is not exactly the lack of motivation! Things change, that’s all! 😀 I think this year will be pretty much the same. I am not expecting anything big and I am not engaging myself in anything big. But hey, the future is still unpredictable. Anything can happen. Basically though, the year has kicked off well and easily. It was a bit hard to get back to work but I’ve fallen back into the routine quite smoothly.

Well, I hope you have started the year on good feet and a smile on your face. May it continue. For those who have not been so lucky, let’s pray there are good things ahead. Even though time flies, we still have 11 more  months to go…and I am not counting!

Always lost In My World,