It appears that providing of quality education these days is a secondary or no concern of the teachers whose main inspirations appear to be enhancement of their salaries and other benefits despite considerable progress made in that area in recent years. Students these days are seldom the beneficiaries of quality teaching in the classrooms. In this situation, only a small per cent of them who can rely on help from parents or privately engaged teachers can expect to cross well the examination hurdle.
Teachers who engage in politics, the recruitment process that allows the in-take of teachers having poor qualifications, etc., into jobs are the other reasons for the sorrows of the students. The educational institutions are plagued by corruption of a serious nature and there are hardly effective procedures in existence to put the perpetrators of such corruption and irregularity through an accountability process that could have put a check on their nefarious ways.
The government's main concerns ought to be the fastest upliftment of the standard of the educational institutions by eliminating corruption, building an accountability structure to answer to charges of corruption and bad teaching, a reward system for good teaching and penalties for bad teaching. This would be the minimum required to arrest the frightful free fall in the standard of education.