Thursday, 23rd November, 2017

Why did students bunk school?

01, Nov 2017 By shakeel ahmad

KANPUR: When our state’s chief minister assumed the reins of the government, he appeared quite strict in containing the number of school holidays within the provincial precincts. And the action was taken herewith. But the sharp-minded students have devised their own ways to shorten the teaching days.  It is quite an impromptu scheme adopted by them. With no any declaration of the vacation on a particular day, the senior class students on their own settled on to observe the artificial holiday in the style of absentees. As they came to know of as many as fifteen students were departing on the tour organised by the school, they mocked the holiday as a pleasant distraction. There was wholesome naughtiness in their very idea.

As they came about of the ten students taking part in various types of the competitions at a different school they made a decision to remain not in attendance on a single day. Out of a total strength of 52 students in the class, 25 students would be busy in different programmes but the other remaining 27 students made up their minds resolutely to not to turn up at the school simply because of no exceptional interest in learning the usual bookish facts. Was it not a kind of jugaad holiday amid the declared curtailed vacations?

Do students acquire a number of mildly dishonourable habits which are a great solace and recreation to them but what can be of use such ideas behind the flight from the school merely for enjoying holidays? What they got in one day was nothing advantageous as they might have been realised. Those who were on school’s educational trip to Agra, Jaipur and Bharatpur. got ample chance of knowing valued places of the Mughal and the Rajput architectures and the typical mountainous topography. While the students in the debate contest or quiz contest or others were able enough to discern many fresh things.