In our practical experience, we have observed that the students come to school at and from 10.45 am. The blessing of MDM Programme, after taking mid day meal, 60% of the students do not show their interest in studies. There is no boundary wall surrounding most of the school in rural areas. The guardians are interested to send their sons to Bombay, Delhi, Kolkata for earning at the age of 12/13. If a son earns Rs. 1000/- per month and hand over his earned money to his parents, they thinks that their son became like a Hero. And after 12/13 years, a girl students regards to her parents as a heavy load. They would busy to give marriage their daughter with someone else. No request, no terror made by us, they did not care. That is fact.
All the conscious guardian bow down their heads to a door of a private school from the very beginning (2+yrs).I think, there was no MDM,book grants,hostel grants,dress grants, pre-metric ,post-metric scholarship etc. before the pioneer such as Iswarchandra, Sarat Chandra, Kaji Najrul, Sukanta Bhattacharya, Bibhutibhusan, and the other scholars of the world. Their were no Act, Rules, circular etc. to support/in favour of the students. We feared our teacher and did our lesson. As a result, we have learned a little.
But now ?
Teacher : তোমার বাবা কি করেন?
Student : সি পি এম
Teacher :বরফ জলে ভাসে কেন ?
Student : কায়দা আছে । ......ইত্যাদি (এগুলো গল্প হলেও সত্যি)
We know the famous story of "TOTA KAHINI" by TAGORE. We know the last result/conclusion and end of the story.
So I think, the time factor 45/48 hrs. of classes does not improve, not possible to the students. It is possible, if the infrastructures of all the schools changed to residential for teacher and students. Then the aims of UNICEF,SSM will success. Other wise not.
Thanks a lot.