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Private Tuition, Public Education and Us

It is very much common to see students in Sri Lanka attend to private classes for the same set of subjects which they learn at school. They don't spend their leisure time on learning something new, innovative or somewhat creative. They don't have enough time to analyse about the contents they learn. Basically they are not learning. They are just taking a screenshot of the contents they hear and see and then store it in their brains.
But why exactly they seek private tuition? Is our education system in schools that much corrupted? not up to the standard? Is that the real reason behind the fact that students take private tuition? Recently this question has come to the table during a discussion I had with some tech people. The main reason they pointed out was that school teachers don't teach well in school because they conduct their own private classes and in order to hunt more students and make money out of it, they ignore their responsibilities as a teacher.…