Editorial :The End of Private Schools Myth
In the news Public schools scored higher than private schools in the Sudan School Certificate Examination the result of which was announced last week.
The percentage of success of public schools stands at 74% and the private schools at 71%.
Boys scored higher than girls in the examination as girls passed by a percentage of 72% against 67% for boys.
The government schools results and its taking the lead this year were met with great relief by those who cannot enroll their sons or daughters in private schools.
However, the private education in the recent decade became a trade and feasible investment so several of those who have nothing to do with education opened private schools and attract teachers with considerable package of incentives to make their school a success.
We believe that education is a national security issue and accordingly the Ministry of Education should seize this opportunity to support the government schools to regain its past glory through providing the requirements of a healthy educational environment.
The government should raise its support to the general education to enable for the continuation of this year's result and even better.
This year's results put an end to the myth of the private schools which usually select the top student from the basic level schools who need no great effort as they complete their basic level schools with high scores.
On the contrary, the government secondary schools intake are usually those who completed the basic level schools with low scores which necessitates fabulous efforts to enable them compete in Sudan school certificate.
The model schools also enroll those who score more than 270 out of 280 in Basic Level School Examination which automatically means that with less effort they can get high scores when sitting for Sudan School Certificate, while leaving those with 50% to study in government geographical schools.
We highly appreciate the great efforts exerted by the teachers in the government schools, and at the same time we urge the concerned parties in the government to pay more attention to improve the educational environment in public schools because that will lead definitely to great results in the coming years.
By Sudan Vision, 23/06/2012