The right to education has been recognised as a human right in a number of international conventions, including the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which recognises a right to free, compulsory primary education for all, an obligation to develop secondary education accessible to all, in particular by the progressive introduction of free secondary education, as well as an obligation to develop equitable access to higher education, ideally by the progressive introduction of free higher education.
Childhood is a period which demands special care and assistance. As a parent, you would want nothing but the best for your child. Now a days people are more concerned about how to equip their child to survive this rat race rather than focusing on the actual education which they will receive. The right educational institution plays an integral part in moulding a child’s personality. Even in my case , my school has helped me to become the person that I am today. It helped me build my confidence and interact with other people. You can choose a path that not only promises a commitment to excellence in academics, athletics, and extracurricular opportunities but also focuses on who your child will grow up to be – a person with integrity, values, and character. Unfortunately, in their eagerness to provide the best education often parents consider only the affordability factor before deciding on the school or curriculum. Parents have to go through the rigmarole of filling up application forms, attending interviews and also have to face stress caused by the anxious wait for the final admission list. However, one needs to look at various factors before they choose the right educational institution for their child .
This includes which board the school is affiliated to and what do they teach. Parents should also note down that a school that has only the primary classes may result in them having to find another school when their child grows up. Many good schools do not have that many seats open in the higher classes and a transfer may become difficult.
School Infrastructure and Safety
This includes the amenities a school provides such as clean classrooms, hygienic washrooms, etc. Emphasis should also be given on the co-curricular facilities provided like a proper play ground which is essential for the overall growth of the child. Also, there should be proper medical facilities. One should not compromise on the safety of the child.
Teachers and their teaching technique
The quality and quantity of the teachers in the school is very important. Lower the student-teacher ratio, the chances are that more attention your child will get. In lower classes especially, a low ratio is desirable and important.
Distance from the school and the commute time
It is beneficial for your child if the school is near to his or her house. Less commute time in the traffic and pollution is better for their physical and mental well-being and they can spend more time with their parents . They are less likely to be tired and can focus on their studies properly.
Of course parents would want their child to be in a top institution but if it’s out of your budget then it will be of no use. Do not overly stretch your budget and unnecessarily strain your family.
Well-being of the child
The most important factor is the well being and happiness of your child. If he or she is not happy, then there is no point, even if it is one of the premiere educational institution.
In the end it all boils down to the individual needs of the student; what is right for one may not be so for another. So, as long as the institution fulfils the academic and emotional needs of the child, it’s as right as can be.