Whenever there is a cold river to cross, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through with all our might.
To understand “education”, let’s introspect and try to have an idea of the quantum of knowledge and abilities that we have acquired. To many of us it may come as a surprise that much of what we know and use today, wasn’t acquired at the school and is a result of what we learnt on our own whenever the need arose. Similarly, much of what we learnt at the school is of hardly any use to us except what is needed for our vocation.
It is a fact of life but it should not lead us to the conclusion that school education is not of much use. On the contrary, school forms the foundation of all our future education. It arms us with the basic tools of learning, helps in forming habits and attitudes, concretises our value system, unearths our hidden aptitudes, talents and abilities and shows us the way to make the best use of them. It cannot and should not claim to give us all that we need to live our lives fully. But it can and must teach the children the love for learning and how one can learn on one’s own when he or she will be out in the world looking for avenues of further growth/employment. In this sense, in place of being a centre for teaching, the school is a centre of facilitation where the learners are trained to learn by themselves under the control supervision and guidance of teachers who really act as facilitators of learning and not spoon feeders.
At the Merry International Senior Secondary Public School, we treat education as a process of human resource development. Our younger generation is our most valuable resource and it can become an asset only when it is properly developed. We strongly believe in the dictum that no child is weak of dull and every child is unique in the sense that he/she has some ability/aptitude which others do not have. Our job in the school is to discover it and put it before him/her and provide him/her a platform and the means whereby that particular ability can be developed to its full potential. It will be a guarantee of contentment and happiness in life.
At the same time, we also ensure that the education that we provide is not accompanied by the practice of right kind of values. Values cannot be taught. They can be imbibed only from the environment where the learner lives. We therefore, have created an environment in the school in which the values we want our students to imbibe, have been incorporated as part of the day-to-day activities. This produces the right kinds of behaviour (sanskar) in the students.
Hopefully, the students completing their education in the school, shall be motivated, knowledgeable, self-dependent, skilled and armed with the right kind of values.