Ibn Batuta Community School Kosht

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  1. Ibn Batuta Community School Kosht is a non-profit school owned and managed by Ibn Batuta Educational Society Kosht. The members can make any suggestions they like to make on the society's assemblies, but the day-to-day management of the school will be the sole responsibility of the Principal.
  2. The school will offer coeducation in English medium. Some of the school's facilities (library and computer class) will be made accessible to the public at as low a cost as possible. 
  3. Admission will not be based on religious or social criteria, but purely on the ability of the student and a first-come, first-served criterion. The Principal will first test applying students (see *).
  4. A maximum of 25 students per class will be allowed to ensure proper follow-up from the teacher. If the number of applicants exceeds 36, opening up a second section will be considered. 
  5. The admission fee of Rs.400 will be payable only one time and not yearly, except if the student leaves the school and seeks readmission later, in which case the admission fee has to be paid again. The fee is non-refundable. 
  6. The monthly fee will be Rs.200 for Class Prep; Rs.250 for Classes KG, 1 and 2; Rs.300 for Classes 6, 7 and 8.  
    Brothers and sisters get concession.  Girls get a Rs.50 discount.
    This fee has to be paid before the 10th of each month, 12 months a year. Any student who has not paid the fee before the 10th of the month will be sent home until clearance of debt.  (see **).
  7. School fees and salaries will be yearly revised according to the index, as is the case for government employees. 
  8. The school will provide scholarships as soon as financially possible. 
  9. The student who tops the class with at least 75% of the marks will pay only half the monthly fee the next year.
  10. Yearly the school will provide first quality textbooks (mostly from Oxford University Press) to the students. At the end of every academic year, these have to be returned to the school. Except in case of serious damage or loss, this service will be free of charge.
  11. The teachers should commit themselves to stay as many years as possible in the school because continuity is important in education. The school will encourage this by increasing the salary on base of merit and by seeking possibilities for teacher training. Moreover, their children will only pay 2/3 of the monthly fee. 
  12. The whole staff should try to form a close team, in which there is room for open discussion and constructive criticism. 
  13. Possibilities to cooperate or to organize joint activities with the other schools of the area should be explored. 
  14. The school uniform will be shalwar qamiz for boys and girls.  Green is used for the Primary Section; blue for the Middle Section.  No caps will be allowed in the classes.

Notes.

* The course program in English is very demanding, and obliges the students to work very hard.

** If we aren't strict upon this point, surely the fees will be paid late or never.  All schools in the area have irrecoverable outstanding debts, sometimes amounting to hundreds of thousands of Rupees.  This is not so much due to the poverty as to the bad management of available money.

 

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