This is something that every parent dreams of –“Best school for Nursery admission.” Getting an apple of your eye; your little child who used to play inside the house, sit in your lap, enjoy the warmth of your hugs is now to be sent to a regular school.
I met a parent in Select city Walk on 31st night, Mrs. Geeta Parashar, a young parent. She has a three and a half years young son. We all had gathered to celebrate the Year-end and welcome the New Year. But Mrs. Parashar seemed to be present there half-heartedly. On inquiry, she replied that she was worried about her son’s admission. She had filled the forms in 18 schools till now. 7th is the last date for filing an application form and the next morning, she had to go to 5 more schools.
“But Mrs. Parashar, your son is just three years, why are so much worried?”
“Ma’am, it’s very difficult to get admission and we as parents want to get rid of the tension of admitting our child again after a few years.”
I wonder at times when they say he is my “little” child but when it comes to Nursery admission, they become unreasonable.
She further added, “Though I want the best school for my child I have to apply in at least 25 schools.” “Applying in 25 schools simply conveys that in your hearts of hearts you know anything will do. Otherwise, why would someone apply in 15-20 schools?
“Best school for Nursery admission is my dream. I want my child to study in a school that is till XIIth grade. Ek Baar main chutti ho jayegi” , she had a spark in her eyes while mentioning that.
What does a big school mean to you?
A big brand name, building with 5-star infrastructure, good fee structure, lots of gadgets installed, highly paid teachers, a number of sports equipment isn’t it?
What does your child take home after passing the school? Is this question important? Have you ever thought what do these gadgets give your child in return? How do these highly paid teachers contribute to your child’s life? According to my, there should not be any need for tuitions, there must not be any failures if the teachers are highly qualified, experienced and above all highly paid by you for your child.
Food for thought: Only Indian to date to have received Nobel Prize for Literature is Thakur Rabindra Nath Tagore and I am sure you know about his schooling. Did he go to the kind of best school you want your child to go to? Let me reframe the question, ‘Did any student passing out from these five-star schools receive any Nobel Prize?’
My suggestion: Help your child tread the “Pathway to wisdom” not knowledge. Don’t push them into an education factory. Your child will give you in return what & where you invest for your child today.