I have my own views about becoming the principal of my school. I feel that the principal of the school should also be elected from amongst the students. When we live in a democracy, why should we deny this right to the students? There should be a Students’ Council elected by the students themselves, Every class should send its own representative. These class representatives should form a parliament. The principal should be made answerable to them. The students are never consulted in the appointment of the teachers. I would ask a candidate to teach the class only if the students so desire. Only those teachers, who can satisfy the students would be selected. The students themselves would look after the discipline and cleanliness in the school. They would punish the latecomers and would tell their parents to send them on time. One student from each class would be on duty. He would check the cleanliness of the students. He would also see to it that no one roams about in the corridors. Another would be on duty in the reception hall. He would attend to the visitors and the telephone calls.
There would be very few teaching periods. They would end before the recess. The students would take part in games, sports and co-curricular activities. They would make more use of the library. In fact, the teachers’ would guide them only in solving their difficulties. They would inspire the students to read new books.
There would be no physical punishment. If a student misbehaves, he shall be suspended from the games and other school activities.
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The clubs and societies would not be mere showpieces for the visitors. They would function actively and shall stress on self-learning. Each and every student would be expected to take part in drama and group songs. I shall lay stress on manual labour. Each student would have to work in the garden or the workshop. The students would earn while they learn.
No teachers would be allowed to take up tuition Many students who need help, would be guided during the school hours.
The students themselves managed the school on the Teacher’s Day i.e., September 5th and I was made the principal.
I wish to get this opportunity once again and that too permanently.