Good news for the students
Now, it’s time for the children to rejoice with happiness as the government has revoked the board policy of 1995 irrespective of the location, because earlier country doesn’t have boarding facilities in the urban areas.
With the executive order being issued by the ministry of education, starting the 2017 academic year, the boarding facilities will be allowed in rural as well as in urban areas to both private and public but the concern operator should full fill some criteria for the well being of the children.
Earlier the boarding school had management problem especially with regards to the proper use of WFP that children were served with same meal because of lack of proper guideline about the dietary for the children whereby many cases of children under malnutrition had been reported.
But hereafter, with the executive order put in place there will be no cases of children under malnutrition as both school and private hostel should abide by the BAFRA regulations and guidelines for boarding meals, and the school cooks will also get an opportunity to go for training on cooking that had never been earlier.
Therefore, the concern operator should prepare from now onwards to attract more children in the school. In the executive order that has been issued stated that the operator should take note some of the condition to be fulfilled to ensure physical, emotional, and psycho-social safety, proper care, and full engagement of the students in the hostel.
The hostel for both boys and girls will have to be distinctly separated and follow the requirement of physical infrastructure with qualified warden and matron who should be reside in the hostel to maintain the decorum of the hostel.
But the matron and the warden should also have some knowledge on basic medical help as they will be first person to handle the medical cases for students and they should be able to able to educate students on the importance of proper health and hygiene practices. Moreover, with the executive order been issued, the school Principals or the hostel manager should reside in the school campus to provide overall guidance and directions to the warden and matron.
The students will also be equipped with the wholesome education after they graduate because the hostel should require schedule timing for other co-curricular activities besides their regular studies.
Hope, with the executive order been issued there will be positive change in the education system in the country and health of the students hereafter. The students will be fully engaged and will have less time for leisure.
The development will prove effective in building our future citizens and our bright future.