Students of ten schools expressed diverse views on whether the implementation of Right to Education (RTE) Act is the correct way to improve education in the Rotary e Club’s interschool English debate competition on Saturday.
While some believed it was a right move towards establishing equality in education across several sections of the society, others believed that it would further lead to inferiority/ superiority complex amongst children.
Students from 10 CBSE and ICSE schools vociferously voiced their views for and against the topic in the competition.
“The Government should be focusing on improving the quality of education in Government schools, instead of forcing the private schools to bring down their quality of education in order to bring about equality,” argued a contestant.
Countering that, another participant said that every country should have equality.
“In the absence of a system that provides every citizen of the country with an equal opportunity to do everything, the government is left with no option but to force it on private schools that refuse to comply.
” Each school had two representatives who were chosen after internal competitions in schools.
The Brigade School was awarded with the maximum aggregate score.
Individual award winners were Purna Chandra Tejasvi from St Paul’s English School, Sara Biju (2nd place)from The Brigade School and Bhanushree (3rd) from King’s Convent.
Other participating schools were AMC Pre-University College, The Oxford Senior Secondary School, BET Convent, BGS National Public School, Yashasvi International School, Presidency School and PSBB Learning Leadership Academy.