Heartening: Chitral school teaches discipline and honesty

CHITRAL: In times when honesty and discipline have taken back benches in every walk of life in Pakistan, there is a school in Chitral which practices both the elements of character building in it’s daily schedule. The Langland School and College (Sayurj School) established in the early 1980s under the supervision of a group of young British ladies who came in as volunteers, has produced many talented students doing well in various walks of life.  It stands out today as being a school which visibly puts stress on honesty and discipline – the missing ingredients in our educational institutions.

Ali Khan, a matric student of the school, while casually talking to Chitral News, voluntarily mentioned that the British Lady principal is practicing a strict policy of discipline in the school. He said cheating in examinations was virtually impossible- (to the distraught of  students who consider cheating as a normal/allowable practice), as cameras had been fitted in the classrooms and examination halls, which the principal personally monitors. He said if any student is found speaking in vernaculars to the teachers, salary of the teacher is deducted as a punishment, because of which both the teachers and students are very careful and get good practice of speaking English language, which is the medium of education.

Educational institutions would do well to emulate the Langland School example and induct honesty and discipline as the foundation stones in the education of their pupils. .. CN report, 15 May 2022

3 thoughts on “Heartening: Chitral school teaches discipline and honesty

  1. Scapegoating discipline in school ,this lady principal following colonial disciplinary society which snubs independent thinking and learning in school.
    This is something not new to install camera in exam hall rather she should train students to the level when they themselves sham cheating.
    The truth is she doesn’t know about education and an educational institution is run. She is more concerned about her own perks and protocol, and promot hotel business of her benefactor.

    1. @ Wali Khan sahib, let’s be fair to the lady. If discipline was so easy why is it not being practiced in other government and even private schools? Why is cheating ( aka ‘free thinking’) considered normal in other schools? It would be easy for the principal to go easy on discipline and please every one -student’s and teachers all, but being a hard task master is not easy as it invites the ire of every one not comfortable with discipline, like your good self.

      1. Muhammad Siddique discipline is good not at the cost of Education. She should work to improve learning although she has badly failed in it, not discipline.
        She wants students and teachers remain silent and look disciplined outside that is said. Believe me she is doing disservice with the school and Chitral. School has lost its reputation. She brings foreign tourists in school and arrange dance of foreign girls and boys that is against Education and Islam.

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