Quality Management In Education
BUILDING EXCELLENCE AND EQUITY IN STUDENT PERFORMANCE
- by Mr. M. Meru, Hon. Director
Educational institutions and their managements in the new millennium face a dramatic state of uncertainty. There is a great deal of pressure on every school to achieve a range of performance expectations in a climate of student performance and financial accountability. How the management of the schools perform the role of change agent may well determine the success and future of schools. The direction for change must guide schools to be more productive, effective, efficient, and much more than anything else more human.
RICE-MMS is an exemplary school in Krishnagiri District, Tamilnadu using a quality management approach that resulted in greater equity and higher student performance. Faced with many challenges, our school selected to apply the philosophy, tools, and methods of quality management as a means to raise student learning achievement through system alignment and improvement of instructional processes. We have successfully transformed our approach to student learning, redirecting our goals and processes to assure the success of every single student according to her/his learning ability. In validation of the success of its new methodology our students achieved several awards both in academic and non academic areas from the inception of our school. I am proud to say that we, in RICE MMS, are on our march for bringing about effective change within ourselves in our systems and processes in all these lines. Our process includes continuous review, evaluation and research in bringing change in all efforts to promote quality both in teaching and learning. In the year 2000 we started the school. We got our school affiliated with the CBSE in the year 2003. Our goal is to become one of the many role models in the country for performance excellence and in the application of quality management principles