Kuruvila Jacob remembered for promoting excellence in School Education
The sixteenth annual function of the Kuruvila Jacob Initiative for promoting excellence in schools brought together teachers, principals and students of the educationalist from Madras Christian College High School where he was the headmaster from 1931 to 1962.
An initiative taken to honour this great educationist and humanist on his birth centenary in 2004 resulted in the Kuruvilla Jacob Initiative for Promoting Excellence in School Education. Till date 2900 teachers have participated in this initiative since its foundation in August 2004.
All his students who are today well known industrialists/citizens of Chennai remembered Kuruvila Jacob fondly and echoed in a same tone that some of his values and ideas were far ahead of his time and are more relevant today and that we have a sense of satisfaction that the program has reached around 3,000 educators and we have been able to take Mr. Jacob’s legacy forward.