New episode of Professor Johnbull scrutinises ostentatious lifestyle The fad by many parents and guardians to send their children and wards to expensive schools believing that the ‘big’ names of the schools and the huge amounts paid in school fees determine the academic fortunes of their children or wards is the focus of the new episode of Professor Johnbull.
But is that really true? Is there any correlation between the huge amount of school fees paid by parents and the brilliance or academic attainments of their children? Have products of less expensive schools not done better in competitive examinations than products of expensive schools?
Should parents leave the training of their children entirely to the teachers because the school fees are high? Should the role of parents stop at just paying heavily for the child’s education? Why are our educational institutions turning to business ventures nowadays? Are the most expensive schools necessarily the best schools or are they just more of a status thing?