All too often, in rural India, education is used as a nepotistic employment agency by those in power, seeking to enlarge their vote bank. Many teachers in the state sector are not properly trained; and many don’t even turn up at school – they simply draw their pay and wait to vote the correct way at the next election.
To break this stranglehold, BET had to go in for a private school, to ensure good quality teaching. And in order to engender full commitment, teachers when possible, have to live on site.
In return we have to look after them properly, though with salaries in the state sector so high, it is difficult to do so.