The local, state or national government runs government schools to provide primary or secondary education to students. The government may wholly or partly fund it, which means that the funds are made through money from taxes collected. Some government schools run free of cost; many others charge nominally to make education more inclusive.
As it is a cost-effective and accessible method of attaining education, more students in India prefer government schools. They also have a common set of curriculum across the country.
The conditions of government schools in India were not optimal during the early years. However, more recently, increased monitoring, funding, and supervision in the wake of technological advancements have improved their conditions. Teachers hired for government schools are highly qualified as they get selected only after passing all the state-mandated requirements.
Many government schools provide students with a quality education that is not limited to their academic performance. Many government schools have introduced a happiness curriculum as part of their course design. The course is designed to give them a more holistic approach to life. It is a scientifically designed course to focus students’ minds allowing them to live harmoniously with society.
The government schools need more technology up-gradation along with infrastructure development. Steps like this would incentivise students and parents to be less sceptical of such schools’ quality.