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This meeting attracted a good crowd

M. BalaganessinFrom M. Balaganessin in Tiruchi

TIRUCHI: Convening a meeting for the parents of their students seems to be an arduous task for the heads of educational institutions, with parents usually not responding well to such meetings.

However, the meeting convened by the peer committee for accreditation of the Government Girls' Higher Secondary School at Mannachannalur evoked an overwhelming response from the parents.

"The toughest job on earth is gathering a good number of parents at the parents' meeting. To my surprise, many parents turned up for the meeting called by the committee," said the chairperson of the committee and former Vice-Chancellor of Gandhigram Rural Institute.

She recalled the poor response from parents when meetings were organised for them during her tenure in both schools and colleges.

The accreditation aims at ascertaining the quality of education offered by government and private schools. The Department of Educational Technology of Bharathidasan University has constituted a peer committee for the purpose.

The government school at Mannachannallur is the fourth higher secondary school in a row to get the five star accreditation.

R. Bhaskara Sethupathi, Chief Educational Officer, said he had become so familiar with the norms of the peer committee that he could assess the `star status' of any school. "Having observed the committee's parameters, I have gained adequate insight. Now, I have developed the habit of assigning `star status' depending upon the achievement of a government school when I inspect it."

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, C. Thangamuthu, expressed his happiness over the direct recruitment of Chief Educational Officers.

"Till recently, the posts of CEOs were filled by promoting the senior-most and aged headmasters, most of whom lacked the will to introduce any reforms in government schools. But, the direct recruitment of young persons as CEOs is a welcome measure," he remarked.

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