The survey conducted by Samakalvi Iyakkam (Tamil Nadu), stressed on the need to immediately conduct a social audit to assess the status and suggest quality standards for all government schools.
According to the survey, though 90 per cent schools have sufficient number of teachers as per student ratio, there are not enough teachers for science, maths and vocational education. About 22 per cent of schools do not have science and maths teacher at high school level.
To assess the situation of government schools from the perspective of the curriculum-based learning opportunities, the organisation conducted a sample survey in 18 government schools, including 13 higher secondary and five high schools in nine districts.
The districts are Chennai, Tiruvallur, Vellore, Dharmapuri, Salem, Tiruchy, Villupuram, Ramanathapuram and Tirunelveli. The budget allocation for school education is mostly spent on teachers’ salary, learning accessories and other management expenses.
Therefore, sizable increase in the education budget is essential for adding infrastructure and modern learning facilities to meet the growing trends in global education.