Government Schools in India are widely known as “ Kendriya Vidyalaya” as in Central School in English. They are primarily constructed to offer education to children belonging to backward communities of the country, due to financial constraints, transport accessibility etc. Vidyalaya for girls belonging to vulnerable SC/ST/OBC classes, Indian Army Public Schools run by the Indian Army for the children of soldiers.
Schools are constructed for more than the purpose of educating children. As children are expected to spend most of the time in the schools, that is nearly about 5-7 hrs daily, excluding kindergarten children, they are automatically not indulged in the work help for their parents. To cover this financial constraint, Government Schools of India also provide children with Mid-Day Meals, which consists of a balanced diet for healthy growth of children, along with other necessities like Sanitary Napkins for Girls, Special Medications for special needs etc.
However, not all government schools are able to support these many needs of multiple children.
As per the latest Central Government record, there are 10,83,678 government schools in India.
And each school consists capacity of 500 students and above, depending upon the infrastructure of the facility.
Government Schools in USA
Being a superpower nation of todays world, USA has managed to bridge its gap between uneducated and educated sections of society. This has resulted in USA being a developed nation and are able to produce GDP at a very stable level year after year. Education leads to all the solutions to problems that are present in the world. Most schools in the US are government run. The US has over 40,000 schools & ,districts which are all funded through tax dollars and the majority are overseen by locally elected school boards and run by administrators hired by school boards. There are schools on military bases and technically, mismanaged school districts and schools get a govt minder and they run it until things improve-stabilise.
Comparing Govt Schools in India Vs Other Countries
As of today, the funding for government schools in India are done by private sector of the economy. There are 3 channels through which Government Schools in India receive funding for government schools, i.e Central Government, State Government and Local bodies. In various states, the education for children aged between 6 to 14 are being given FREE OF COST education till they reach high school from elementary level.
As per one resulting from a survey conducted by some fellow IIT Students, Indian government spends 1.75% of its total GDP on the elementary education, while the private spending forms 0.71% of GDP. This is the combined spending by state and central governments. As per a study, average spending on education of a person by the government comes to around Rs 11, 225 (US$ 179.31).
United Kingdom is considered to be spending over Spending 5.6% of its total GDP, it takes the burden of education of every child up to the age of 17, with achieving 99% literacy rate over the country.
Sweden has stayed a leading nation in offering highest salaries to its newly appointed teachers. With 7.3% spending of its GDP in education, it spends on an average US$ 10,044.38 on education of a student. As it’s every child attends school until the age of 16, it has attained 99% literacy rate in its masses. Sweden is one of the leading nations to encourage scientific achievements in defense studies.
Due to the above factors being presented, it is high time that we step into the game of revolutions our country and aiming to achieve 100% literacy over the next 5 years or so. It can be seen that most of the GDP gathered from India are redirected towards the Monterey aspects of our economy, seeking higher profits and purchasing power. But let’s not forget, true purchasing power comes when whole lot of the population is able to determine WHAT PURCHASING POWER IS!