Many parents are debating between private and public schools for their children’s education. The factors that they usually consider is the class size, ratio between teacher and students, facilities provided, fees, discipline etc. Due to many government weaknesses, it has been a common fact that many parents choose private schools over public. So, if you are still trying to decide what to choose, here are some of the benefits of private schools that will make you confirm your decision.
- Higher level of discipline
Private schools have a systematic way of scrutinizing quality of students before admission. This does not mean that high end students with wealthy parents and classy backgrounds get selected, rather they look at the conduct and behavior of the student. Any student who does not adhere to these rules will undergo severe consequences. Thus, these students tend to be more disciplined and well-behaved. Public schools however admit any student that comes their way. Well, you cannot blame it since public schools cannot discriminate between students according to their qualities.
- Academic performance
Academic performance is the major priority of any parent when selecting a school rather than its gymnasium with sport flooring. Performance depends on the quality of teaching and the teaching aids and environment provided. Private schools have better access to newest technology so they use the best teaching aids possible by moving forward from blackboard and chalk. They make use of videos, presentations, internet facilities etc. to give students the best learning experience. This does not mean that the teachers in public schools are inexperienced; rather, they are not committed and determined to do their work to their fullest ability due to the low pay from government.
- Extra-curricular activities
A school should not only focus on academics. It should provide equal opportunities to students who may not excel in academics. If your child is pursuing a game, look for the facilities they could provide such as rubber gym flooring at Parks Supplies Company Limited, gymnasiums etc. Take your child with you when visiting schools. It is he who will be studying in the school so he should be satisfied with the facilities provided. Take a look at the event calendar of each school. Check if they hold singing and dancing competitions, debate tournaments, sports tournaments, drama competitions etc. If so, they provide plenty of opportunities for your child to discover his talents.
- Number of students in classroom
A teacher’s attention on each student is vital for your child’s growth. In private schools, the number of students in a classroom is less and hence the ratio between student and teacher is low compared to public schools. This will ensure that there is a good relationship between the teacher and student, where the teacher would know each student’s strengths, weaknesses and talents.