1. Narayana Murthy wants pay-per-performance system in schools; put competence of teachers to vote

Narayana Murthy wants pay-per-performance system in schools; put competence of teachers to vote

Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy today said he wants pay-per-performance system be implemented in every school and the students should vote on the competence of teachers based on certain attributes.

By: | Bengaluru | Updated: April 11, 2016 11:57 PM
infosys, narayana murthy Narayana Murthy said many people think that education is expensive and would like to remind them of the words of Derrick Bok, a former President of Harvard University, who said, “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance”. (Reuters)

Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy today said he wants pay-per-performance system be implemented in every school and the students should vote on the competence of teachers based on certain attributes.

“What is my vision for primary and secondary education in India? I want India to go from its current 130th position in HDI in 2015 to the top 10 by harnessing education.

I want every child to receive the best help from teachers to rise to its best potential commensurate with his or her capacity without being hindered by financial constraints,” Murthy said, delivering convocation address at the University of Mysore.

“I do not want the access to high quality, high leverage education to be restricted to only the elite as it is today but to be available to the poorest of the poor also,” he said.

Murthy was conferred honorary doctorate by the University, which is celebrating its centenary year.

“I want the Indian schools and universities to become inspiration for children all over the world. I want our children to focus on problem-solving, orientation to improve the context rather than the current focus on learning by rote,” he said.

Noting that market will be the “ultimate decider” of the efficacy of every school, he said the only function of the government was to regulate the quality of education by setting standards.

The committee for standards will consist of well proven teachers, academicians, parents who have a global outlook.

He said the syllabus and examination system will have to be validated once in five years by comparing it with the best global standards by a committee of experts with Indians from around the world as well as experts from countries that have done better than India.

He said many people think that education is expensive and would like to remind them of the words of Derrick Bok, a former President of Harvard University, who said, “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance”.

“Many people call for democratisation of excellence in education. This is obviously a much needed thing but such a thing does not exist since excellence is rising above the normal,” he said.

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  1. Willwin
    Apr 12, 2016 at 10:51 am
    If the Ministry of Corporate affairs introduces pay per performances for the CEOs and other top managers of the company, most of the these guys won't get their ries. Same is true if these reforms are introduced into our PSU Banks. :-)
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    1. Swathi Vadrevu
      Apr 12, 2016 at 8:29 am
      Pay per performance can backfire. i think we need to revive the technical education for teachers.....most importantly we need to revive the w ideology. right now there are no teachers in schools. they are tutors who teach alphabets and numbers. Teaching is the backbone of a country. And it should not run on a business model!!
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      1. Murthy Suppusamy
        Apr 12, 2016 at 2:32 am
        If you have guts criticize the bad Political programmes. Free laptop, free stuff for school, and Tamil Nadu's samacheer kalvi. Who the heck the Policticians to tell me, what my kids ought to study? Criticize them openly. Don't be same for it. They are filth. You have courage. Speak it our!@
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