The role of a school is to develop the character of the child such that it emerges in the most natural way possible. A school is also said to be an institute that prepares a child for life. However, it is seen that most nurseries stop with developing the social behavior of the child, while the mainstream schools focus on the academic learning but is that enough? Schools complain that there is no time to finish the syllabus and teacher’s complain of the same.
While a number of children attempt the Board exam, why are so many committing suicides? A child psychologist replied saying “the fabric of character has become weak and they think its useless if they can’t get into an IIT or become a doctor”.
They think it’s the end of the world because the conditioning at home is so, and the condition at school is the same. With test and tests, few students have had supportive and strong parents to tell them that the route they take is good, that living well matters more than getting 90%, or even becoming a doctor.
It is expected that schools contribute by first turning their students into mature and responsible human beings before they can train them to be doctors or engineers. The outlook towards education and life has narrowed so badly that the contribution of a school to a child’s life has been restricted to tuitions, report cards, marks and more marks. Schools need to become broad think tanks, worried about the characters they churn out into society.
If you are a parent and are worried about your child’s school in India, OSA invites you to get online and assures you of doing all the admission related formalities for you right from giving you a choice of schools in through our online school directory to scheduling an interview for your child from a number of schools. We list a school in terms of its profile and present you with schools that develop your child’s character besides focusing on academics alone. Admissions couldn’t get easier, but then, that’s because OSA understands parental woes that crop up during admission and is dedicated to ease the load off your shoulders.