Light a candle in the dark
TEACHERS: It is defined as â€śthe people or an organization which has
power to make decisions or who has particular area of responsibility in
a country or a region.â€ť
Are our authorities doing their jobs correctly? Are they really
For the last few days I have been reading some news items about
teachers, playing truant. According to the statistics out of 200,000
teachers 40,000 teachers are absent everyday.
When I spoke to a teacher about this he told that teachers are also
human and that they too have their personal work. He also said that
there are some teachers who take leave without any special reason.
Sometimes educational authorities are responsible for that.
I think this is true. If authorities do their jobs well there is no
way for a teacher to play truant. Also there was a letter that teachers
are responsible for the poor results, perhaps not all, but to make
teachers very efficient, authorities should work actively.
They must analyse the report, find out from where good results and
the poor results come. Also they should see the absent statistics of the
There should be a routine inspection on the schools to find the
reasons for being truant. If the authorities visit those schools
regularly teachers have no way of leaving the school. While criticising
we should take action.
If we take the results of the schoolchildren we may be able to see
that most good results come from city schools.
The city schools have all facilities. But the rural schools, at times
do not have enough teachers to teach or proper sanitary facilities. So,
those students have less facilities to sit for their exams and answer
question papers properly. It is not the fault of the teachers and
Many schools, which have no proper facilities for students, were
highlighted in the television. Authorities should take measures for
these problems without only criticizing. If teachers play truant, they
should question the principals, if principals play truant, they should
put pressure on the school supervisor of the area.
Donâ€™t think only of your own gains or benefits. Think about others as
well. Those affluent countries became rich, because they work hard, and
do their duties well, Lord Buddha said.
Attanam era Pathamam
Na Kilisseyya pandito
â€śLet one first establish oneself in what is proper and then instruct
others. Such a wise man will not be defiled.â€ť
I think it is the best to do our own duties without criticizing