Schools really need to think about it

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For students of class XI, April and May are months when studies are hardly taken seriously. Thus, instead of schools focusing on academics in these two months, how about engaging them in activities that help them understand their interests and aptitude in a better way, advises Prof ML Bhan.

Usually students appearing in 10th or 12th board examinations have to wait for approx 1-2 months for their results. From all standards, it is a big time gap, which the students should not let go waste completely. Schools generally do not concern themselves with activities other than assigned activities of teaching in classes – the prescribed courses of study. The students thus get almost two months respite and spend their time in their own ways depending upon the conditions at home. Some schools or institutions, however can, if they like start some learning programmes for such students so that their time is spent learning some art or knowledge according to their interest, and in the process, save them from ill-effects of idleness and worklessness. The courses can be selected, depending upon the suitability of conditions and other factors, by managers keeping alive the interest of students. The programmes may not be consistent and regular as the academic ones or else the student feel bored and lose interest. This short training period can also be used to ascertain and gauge the growing interest of a student. This information can be served to their parents to guide them in shaping the future of their children.

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