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Targetting mission schools : Saying no to ban culture
- The Sangai Express Editorial :: April 08 2015 -



If the matter was not so serious it would have elicited guffaws from everyone.

However the matter is indeed serious and guffaws can wait.

This is about the ban imposed on some Mission schools by some self righteous groups of people and nothing can be more unacceptable than this.

The matter is more than about banning a school or two but about gambling with the future of the young students and in this case the immediate future of the land.

Everyone knows the contribution of Mission schools in not only educating the young children but also in moulding them to be good citizens of the land.

There can be differences but differences should not lead to imposing a ban on schools.

It amounts to shooting one’s own leg. This is unacceptable.

More so when the ban comes from student organisations. Any difference should be and can be sorted out through talks and negotiations and not bans.

At the moment the ban imposed on some Mission schools seems to have been lifted and while this is a welcome move, it does not portray the society as a whole in any good light.

No schools and young children should be exposed the dirty world of one upmanship.

Flexing one’s muscles to get across one’s point of view should be a strict no no but unfortunately this universal understanding conveniently blows over the mind of such self righteous people from time to time and the recent ban on some Mission schools is an example.

A look around should testify the point that is sought to be made here.

With the Government miserably failing to really educate young children, it has been left to the Mission schools to take up this noble work.

The other private schools are late comers and their contributions to the State and the people have just begin.

In such a scenario it may not be off target to comment that it is the Mission schools which have been producing students and citizens who can compete with their counter parts from other parts of the country.

Has any thought been given to this ? Obviously not, if the regularity with which the word ban has been whipped up can be taken into consideration.

As unacceptable as imposing a ban on any school is, it would also do good for the respective school authorities to ponder why anyone should impose a ban on their institutions.

Apart from teaching, the duties and responsibilities of schools are manifold.

How many schools can say that they have stuck by the principle of imparting education to all without any distinction.

These are important questions for it involves everyone and not only the schools, the parents and the students but society as a whole.

In sum let the schools dispense with their duties diligently and let the public too respond with a sense of responsibility and fairness.



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