Malian School Crisis: Exemption from parental responsibility for following children

The Malian school has been looking for its way for decades, which will allow it to ensure a good education and a qualified training for children. Since the advent of democracy in 1991 to date, although the school enrollment rate and the working conditions of students and teachers have improved significantly, it is clear that the quality of education remains desirable. This is why your newspaper has made it its duty to point the finger at the wounds to identify the responsibilities for giving the necessary therapy for the Malian school sickness. Today we will discuss the role of parents in monitoring students.

A nine-month school year in Mali, usually when the exams are over, parents are involved in the children’s schooling. Follow-up should be permanent. How can we expect good results if the conditions for this are not met in advance? It is well established that a child’s success in school depends on a combination of many factors, including regular monitoring. Taking interest in the child during the test period means that what is important for the parents is that the child passes the upper class no matter what. Punctuality, attendance, discipline and student performance are all set in the background. It is common knowledge in Mali that every time we blame the state or school system for our children’s school failures, without our participation in these failures.

Only disciplined children come to school with very little primary education and it is the fault of the parents. At other times, where the parents of the students, the masters were fishing, were always there to correct what was added to the formation of the citizens of tomorrow from the mission of education. Only the fear of corporal punishment forces children to behave properly in class and to follow lessons normally. For example, if a child makes a serious mistake, even at home that needs to be corrected, the parents pass it on to the teacher and the child will never repeat the punishment that the teacher gave him. Today it is the opposite: parental authority is violated and teacher authority is restricted. Corporal punishment is strictly forbidden. Beware of a teacher who only risks harsh remarks that could be interpreted as insulting or inconsistent in language, he will immediately become a target for both parents and students and may even go to the police or court. It has been given to us to note that now parents are rushing even for the beginning of the school year, only to be able to get rid of their children who make their life at home impossible. They want to rely on teachers to turn the school into a dumping ground

While some parents are lenient towards their children, others are extravagant, even traumatic. They put so much pressure on kids, especially when it comes to exams, that they themselves contribute to their children’s failures. In addition to these two actors, there are definitely teachers. If some do not have the level of instructor, others are evident by their absence in class. So the programs will not be complete and students will not be able to learn what it takes to get to the next grade.

Ultimately, our country needs to return to the principles of well-trained and well-educated men and women. To do this, the teacher needs to be at the center of the children’s education and training by strengthening his authority and providing him with all my educational means. The return of corporal punishment is also a good recipe. So the loss of parental responsibility in following the children can be better compensated if one returns his past authority to the teacher.

Bintor Napo

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