The management of Millennium School, SAS Nagar, has given a shocker to students and parents by changing the school name to Learning Paths School. A circular was sent to parents about the name change in December.
The school authorities say the name has been changed as the contract with Educomp (the company that owns the brand) has ended.
Te circular issued to parents by the school principal states: “The transformation portends a brighter future for your children while keeping our management, staff and myself as principal intact. The students will get added benefits including more progressive textbooks from Class 1 to 8, after school communication class facility, special training for competitive exams, minor changes in uniform, enhancing existing sporting instruction with workshops and camps. Most importantly, it will also become a senior secondary school from the upcoming session and will introduce commerce in Class 11.”
Parents rents feel cheated
While a few parents are trying to make peace, others feel it’s unfair call and are planning to take their wards out of the school. Sunita, who shifted base to Chandigarh so as to enrol her child in Millennium School, said: “I am not satisfied with the school’s explanation as I shifted my child from Millenium School, Lucknow, to the one in SAS Nagar only for its brand value. I don’t think i will like my child to study here once the session is over.”
Another parent said: “A child begins to associate himself with a school. How will I answer my child when the uniform will be changed?”
What at school authorities say
School principal Komal Singh told HT: “The contract with Educomp came to an end and hence we had to change the name. Our values continue to stay the same with a couple of minor changes here and there. We will also give two sets of summer and winter uniforms to students to cover up the extra cost for change in uniform.”