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Nepotism affecting quality of education: Manohar Parrikar

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Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar blamed nepotism prevalent in institutions for continuous deterioration in quality of education.

Adding further to it, he said that the quality of teaching hamper as many colleges hire their relatives or family members as teachers.

While speaking at an event organised by state-run Economic Development Corporation in Panaji, Parrikar said, “If you see the educational institutes in Goa, there is a tradition to employ a person from our own family as a teacher. The result is, the quality of education is impacted.”

He also shared one of his experiences at a teachers’ training centre where he asked few of the participants the reason of becoming teachers but only few could give a satisfactory reply. “…Some could give satisfactory answer, some could not and some did not answer,” he said.

He added, despite their differing interests, people choose to become teachers for sake of good salary coupled with being in a noble profession like teaching.

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