In Honduras Private Education Is Gaining Strength Over Public Education.


Private education is gaining strength over public education.

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Because government is really weak in terms of education many students considerate private education as a more proficient way to make their lives a success

What’s going on with education in Honduras?

During these past few days, education in Honduras is going through a difficult time on how to make education more complex, better, and of a good quality to the students. More than 16 public elementary and middle schools are being neglected on the sector on Nahuaterique, Honduras, and El Salvador is providing support for these schools, giving them at least school uniforms, school supplies, and transportation for some that live in very far places. Unfortunately, some Honduran students don’t have text books, and sometimes, they go to schools without shoes and with their uniforms ripped. They don’t know about computers, and the facilities are deteriorated.

So, what’s happening now?

Public education is going out of the hands of authorities and neglecting the students across the country. Private education is making more progress. There are 85 private schools, which represent more than 75% of the total at the department level and 15% at country level. The current enrollment is 16,500 students, which is equivalent to 16% of the public student population, which is 102,000 students.

Why is this happening?

According to a family father who decided that his five-year old daughter should receive her education in a private institution, he says that “Private education is more complete since public education is passing through a hard time, since teachers don’t wish to work, as well the authorities”. The fact that the government is incompetent to help the students, and also that the government of El Salvador is helping these students providing at least some supplies makes public education more unstable for the majority of the students, so the result is the gaining strength of private education. The boom of technology and the teaching of English as a second language makes private education more attractive for parents who wish the general welfare of the people. According to Leda Suazo, link of Transparency and Accountability of the Departmental of Education, the teaching resource that works in these institutions must have a high level of preparation.

“Most teachers who work at the basic and middle level [in private schools] have a bachelor’s or master’s degree because they are asked for a high level of preparation”.