Can you tell us about the academic scenario in your school? What sets it apart from other schools?
The academic scenario in Satluj Public School, founded in 1976, is of sound holistic development. What sets it apart from other schools is the individualised Indo-British education set in conducive and joyful environment. Our CBSE board results are a proof and testimony to that.
The progress and awards achieved confirms this further. The school is regionally reputed with a history of educational achievements.
How do you feel about the rule that you cannot fail a student till Class VIII? Do you see this as a lowering of educational standards or an important rule?
The rule of not failing a student upto Class VIII is absolutely apt in the modern and changing times. There is no lowering of educational standards in this.
Every child has the right to education. Moreover, the mind is being formed till the age of 12 or 13 years, and dubbing somebody a failure is not correct.
What are your views regarding the RTE Act about providing 25% reservation to students from the lower rung of society? What measures has your school taken to achieve that?
The RTE Act and providing 25% reservation to students from lower rung of society is, in principle, a wonderful social equality idea if only deserving students under neighbourhood scheme avail the facility.
Our school, on the basis of neighbourhood and BPL cards, provides scholarship to the needy as per law.
Is the current grading system better for students? Is putting the spotlight on toppers unwarranted and unnecessary? Or is it an important gesture?
The current CBSE grading system is genuinely helping students and also balancing the rat race of achieving grade differences on points and percentages. Toppers are unduly worried about this. In our school, CBSE toppers achieving CGPA 10.0 or 5 A1’s have also achieved 90% scores in XII board exams. Moreover, the grading system is accepted globally.
Is an adequate teacher-pupil ratio maintained in your school? Do you ensure sufficient training is provided to the teachers?
Ideal teacher-pupil ratio as per CBSE and RTE rules is adequately maintained in our school and teachers