31. If I were the Principle of My School
I cannot aspire to be one. However, if something like that happens in fairy tales were to work its magic and give me an opportunity to be the principal of my school, it will be wonderful. I will then implement the schemes I have cherished all these years.
I would not allow students to remain in tents any longer. The tents are simply prison cells for them. In summer they suffer from heat and dust and in the rainy season. It becomes impossible to save the books and stationary from being spoiled by rain.
I would have a water tap installed in each class room so that the students do not run about for drinking water and live at the mercy of the waterman. Who knows whether the water stored in drums or pitchers is hygienically pure or not.
I would get all the activities and program like the school parliament, the literary association, Scouting, N.C.C. and others not only more studies oriented but made the students work all school hours on books. Ultimately all the students will pass the school leaving exams and we shall get 100% pass result and a good reputation.
These activities as they are practiced take away most of the time that we would otherwise devote to studies. Besides there is no advantage in these activities in the name even. I would rather introduce only two activities namely speech making and NCC. But I would expect the students to run up on holidays for these.
If I Were The Principal of A School, I would re-introduce corporal punishment. SPARE THE ROD AND SPOIL THE CHILD applies very correctly to our schools. Boys have developed careless habits. They write a bad hand and come to school in soiled dress. It is fear of the rod that will set matters right. In short, I shall insist on strict discipline in my school.
I would not allow the school to function in the afternoon in summer months. It is tiring. How can students be fresh and active in hot afternoon? I would have the school between 7a.m and 2 noon.