‘Soliloquies of a Principal’

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

‘Soliloquies of a Principal’ – Book by Little Rock Principal released

A book by Prof. Mathew C. Ninan, Principal of Little Rock Indian School, Brahmavar was released by Dr. K. Ramnarayan, Vice Chancellor of Manipal University.

The book entitled “Soliloquies of a Principal” is in fact a compendium of select articles on school education written by Prof. Mathew C. Ninan.

Dr. Ramnarayan while releasing the book lauded the efforts of Principal Ninan in penning down his insightful thoughts, which are both timely and timeless. He said they were timely because schools today needed a sense of direction and purpose as outlined in the book. They are timeless because of the enduring value of the thoughts embedded in the book. He also appreciated the ‘tremendous conviction and astounding clarity’ of the author.

Mr James Varghese, Trustee who presided over the programme received the first copy of the book and said Professor Ninan’s commitment to education and his caring attitude towards the staff and students are his most striking qualities. This is how Little Rock became a unique school, a school with a difference.

In his remarks Prof, Ninan said his most important concern about school education has always been the welfare of children. He said Little Rock adopted the slogan “every child matters’ for this reason. Now he wants to propagate the theme “school is for children”. Usually in practice school is for teachers. We need to change this perception, and focus on children. He would be most gratified if the book influences more schools and teachers in this direction.