Following the publication of SLC Results, an overwhelming number of young people have begun a scramble for truly good institutions for higher secondary education. Although there are several hundred schools and colleges available to pursue higher education, it is often very hard for these young students to make the right choice. As higher secondary education system is based on private investment, it is commercialized so much that guardians are worried whether these institutions impart quality education as they advertise or not. Of course, some big schools are investing heavy money in advertisements to lure students.
However, there are other schools also which are focusing on the quality of education. It is good that private sector’s investment is reducing the burden of the government but there must be a strong mechanism to monitor the overall higher education schools so that they deliver good and quality education also. The situation right now is that the Higher Secondary Education Board, which is supposed to play a major role in monitoring, lacks the institutional capabilities to do so. The time has now come to make HSEB powerful and capable to deal with such a scenario. This week we have decided to look at the overall situation of higher secondary education. After more than two decades since the introduction of higher secondary education, the time has now come to learn from the past experiences and do something for future.