From the Principal’s Desk

The mandate of educational institutions is to unfold the personality of every student and to build a strong character with a sense of responsibility for democracy and community. This implies developing skills of reflection, interpretation of different information and other complex meta-competences.

Educational institutions are the only compulsory place for most young people to develop abilities and qualifications. Therefore, educational systems are getting more and more demanded to facilitate the development of such competences and skills. With the complexity of everyday life increasing, globalisation, fast changing technological advances, product cycles getting shorter and economic competition tightening, innovative capacities have become crucial for individuals to survive in an ever-changing society.

Technology makes some types of jobs obsolete and creates other types of jobs — that’s been true since the stone age. Being successful in today’s highly technological and globally competitive world requires a person to develop and use a different set of skills than were needed before.

In these exponential times, that future will arrive a lot faster than anyone can predict. Time will become the new currency. The sharing economy will create a different app for every single thing.

Be curious, open minded. Taste it. Feel it. Get to understand how it works. How society will work. Understand the new values. Understand the importance of time. Embrace it.

Dr.N.Asokan, Ph.D