SHILLONG, May 18: From requesting politicians and top notch bureaucrats to making phone calls or signing a referral letter to the extent of money play, the mad rush of the parents to get their ward enrolled in schools of repute is not a new phenomenon, however a look into the achievement of a young girl from a lesser known school in the recently declared HSSLC examination may provide the much needed food for thought for those in the fray.
From the top ten in the merit list released by MBOSE, this year’s topper in the commerce stream of HSSLC examination, Kavita Joshiis the first topper from the Seven Set School that has done consistently well in the last few years but the top position had remained elusive.
At a time when parents make a beeline for making their wards get enrolment to prominent institutes of repute, seven set school made its door open to all sections of society and to even students whose performance had not been that great. The achievement of the school in this regard seems to be more phenomenal considering the fact that even with second rung students, both the faculty and the school authorities worked consistently for their turnaround and this has reflected in the results.
“Which school you go to does not really matter when it comes to doing well in studies, what matters is the hardwork you put in and the support and encouragement you receive from the school,” said Joshi.
She further said, “My parents were always there for me but, my school was my real support that saw my potential, motivated me and always pushed me to work hard that is what brought out the best in me.”
One of the parent, Rema Regi said, “A lot of people asks me why did not put my children to top notch schools and I once thought to do so. However, my children refused the idea and am I not glad because of his refusal he secured the 4th position in the top ten list.
Another happy parent whose six children studied in the school P Wanniang, said, “My six children studied in the school and now they are engineers and doctors. I don’t think parents making a bee line to get their wards enrolled or running after only the top notch schools will secure the future of their ward.”
Principal of Seven Set School, K B Warjri said, “ School is not meant only for those with 80% or 90%. We are there to do good to the society and help the underpriviledge”.
She further said that the first thing the school aims at is the all round development, values of life which is very important”.
On the recent achievement she said, “ It is a concerted effort of the students and both the teaching and the non-teaching staffs”.
Hence the mad rush to get enrolled into prestigious educational institutions which have remained unbeaten for the past many years is in for a positive change with Seven Set School’s recent feat and the fear of missing out on overall and quality education might ring a different tone all together.