We all know that every country needs two thing to become a developed nation — education and healthcare. But some of our developed and undeveloped countries are not taking a step towards it. They neglect these two areas and have instead made it a business. This is not only true for my country, but for most undeveloped/developing countries, you can relate it to yourself also.
I am from India and I am here to talk about my country’s current situation. Education and healthcare are divided in two sectors: private sector and government sector. The fee of the same course is different in the two sectors. Sounds imperfect, right?
But it is true that the quality of education and hospitality is different in the two sectors. Some offer a good quality of service while other have it worse. Again sounds imperfect, right? All government colleges and hospitals charge less fee as compared to private colleges and hospitals. Hence, the outcome is that there are a large number of people who are willing to take admission in government colleges, which creates a challenging pathway for those pursuing a career.
Suppose a student from a middle-class or poor family is average in studies. So, due to tough competition, they are unable to clear the entrance exam for a government college. And due to lack of funds, is unable to take admission in a private institution. Now, they are also expected to support the family, so they end up going for a lower education, at a lower post and with a lower income instead of pursuing a career that they wanted.
I hope our country stops pursuing modernisation and showing off a lifestyle at par and other wasteful things just for some worthless vibes and mood, and instead starts thinking about stability and building more and more affordable colleges and hospital so that the poor also get a chance at living a healthy and fulfilling life.
Now, some might ask how a country with limited resources that provides education and health to its citizens can be expected to become a developed country.
Now we come to private institutions. Why do they charge exorbitant fees? Why do some private colleges have the best faculty, while others do not? The answer is that some colleges charge more because they spend a lot of money just to provide the best infrastructure, teachers and vibes to people on the campus.
The other reason why some colleges have the best teachers while others don’t is that the appointment of a teacher in a private institute depends on the principal or director of that institution, which is extremely unfair. The government needs to conduct exams for private institutions so that these institutions get good teachers. The government also needs to fix the salary of teachers in private colleges just like it fixes the salary of government colleges. This way, the faculty at private colleges can feel relaxed and safe, and are able to give their 100%.
Now, the point is private institutions are not generally willing to help or comply with the government take these rules casually because the government doesn’t help them to stabilise their private institutions. The solution is for the government provide financial aid to private institutions so that they can run efficiently.
After reading all this, we may conclude that the government should invest the highest percentage of its resources in healthcare and education, and only then will it lead to development. It will be a great step to reach our goal from an undeveloped/developing country to being an independent and developed one.