First of all, I shall focus my attention on teachers. I shall see that only those persons are appointed as teachers who are well-qualified. They should not only possess high educational qualifications but should also be imbued with a missionary spirit to teach the students and serve the cause of education. People who lack motivation or are not educationally well-equipped are not fit to enter this noble profession.
I shall impress upon the teachers to be punctual and take their classes regularly. They should give home task to the students daily and check it regularly to enable them to know their deficiencies, if any. They will be asked to arrange extra classes for weak students. I would like teachers to establish a rapport with the parents of students to know whether students have a congenial atmosphere to study at home. Parent- teacher meetings will be held periodically to keep a watch on the progress of students in various subjects. As far as the students are concerned, I shall give top priority to the built of a sense of discipline among them. To ensure this, teachers will themselves have to observe discipline.
Discipline means obedience to rules and regulations. In India, people in general and students in particular lack a sense discipline. In our day-to-day life, we see people jumping queues, cross’ roads in spite of a red signal, plucking flowers from a public park, play games right on a busy lane, blowing horns near a hospital, playing radii television in high volume, etc. The students resort to strikes at the slightest excuse. They indulge in of rowdy’s to air their grievances.
They hardly realise that the students today are the citizens of tomorrow. Neither any student nor any teacher will allow to come late or miss any class. I shall ask my students to read the history of our freedom struggle age: the British rulers so that they know the great sacrifices made by their foreface for Independence. This will kindle the spirit of nationalism in the stud Students will be made aware of the role played in the Freedom Movement national leaders and heroes like Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi, Lokmanya Ti Mahatma Gandhi, Lala Lajpat Rai, Subhas Chandra Bose, Sardar Bhagat Sir Pt. Jawahar Lai Nehru, etc.
They will also be encouraged to study the life teachings of religious saints and prophets like Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, Lo Buddha, Lord Mahavira, Prophet Mohammad, Jesus Christ, Zoroaster, G Nanak, etc. Students will be asked to undergo physical training in the interest of the health. Participation in games will be made compulsory for all students; sound mind resides in a healthy body. India is a country of many races, religions, castes and languages. It developed a composite culture, through unity in diversity. Students will make aware of their great cultural heritage.
I shall lay particular stress on moral education. Students will be taught acquire the virtues of honesty, non-violence, truth, religious tolerance compassion to enable them to enrich their lives. I shall ask the students to take up hobbies particularly those which enable them to earn while they learn these hobbies are gardening, doll- makin ikebana, cooking, watch-repairing, repairing of radio, T. V. etc. I shall see that my school is in the forefront in extra-curricular activities Groups of students will be asked to organize themselves into different society for arranging domestic tours, dramas, debates, scouting, mushairas, etc. The students with an aptitude for social work will be encouraged to “adopt” a village or a slum area and develop it in all possible ways by organizing free medical camps, undertaking tree plantation, propagating family welfare schemes, etc. Those students who are unable to go out to villages can do social work in the localities in which they live by setting up adult education centres.
Last, but not the least, I will advise students to refrain from social evils like dowry, drinking, smoking, drug-addiction, etc. Thus, if I get an opportunity to become the Principal of my school, I will introduce all these and other reforms for making my school a model institution in letter and spirit.