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Subject: Re: Priorities in allocating money for school fees, empowering rural people through education, etc.


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Paul
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Date Posted: 15:46:06 10/18/99 Mon
In reply to: Les 's message, "Priorities in allocating money for school fees, empowering rural people through education, etc." on 01:54:15 10/14/99 Thu

These are excellent comments. You have certainly put some effort into these remarks.

Yes, I remember that the free education issue was one of the selling points of PDM to form the government.

What you say about prioritizing is real. Many of our organizations (government departments, colleges and universities, schools and high schools) prod along on the same expenditure routine year in and year out, they don't think creatively to work out what are essentials and what are excesses. A little more thought and some hard and often unpopular decisions by school administrators could extend the funds a little more on areas of schooling that really matter which I think are the materials for learning and teaching in schools. I guess many schools are doing that in some small ways.

Self reliance was and perhaps is still one of our national dreams which has yet to show. But it seems to me at least from reading news on the web, that the concept has disappeared in the minds of most of us.

You are right to say that a stronger emphasis in our education system should be given to inculcating values such as self-reliance, and empowerment or getting people to solve their own problems and gain confidence from the trials and tribulations of working through those problems. One of the contensous issues similar to free education is the RDF which has helped institutionalize the idea of dependence and handouts that we need discourage. The education (schools and colleges) is not immune to these handouts from RDF. The churches used to build school facilities based on some kind of subsidy of Kina for Kina and was working well I thought to expand the schools to more remote areas. The problem as I not from this forum is the sustainability of these schools including among other things, teachers salary.

How to begin to value our own forms of learning and teaching is a great challenge because of perceptions. I believe India had some period of seclusion and a regiment of not importing technology until they were able to develop a national capacity to create their own stuff (the TATA truck, computers, etc..) and develop national confidence in their creative power.

I appreciate very much your feedback.

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