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IV i Educational Institutions as Educators

1. What is the responsibility of educational institutions?

Educational institutions have the responsibility to give to society well educated persons who are competent and who are men of integrity and who can be relied upon to serve society with devotion and competence.
Sathya Sai Baba, 15 Dec 1985
 
One of the principal aims of education must be to make students self-reliant. They should not become degree holders going around begging for jobs.
Sathya Sai Baba, 15 Dec 1985
 
The minds of children and of youth too are apt to grow crooked, under the influence of the sensuous films, the hollow hypocritical atmosphere created by the elders, the lure of glitter and glamour and of a false sense of adventure and fame. So, schools have to attach the stone of discipline and make them grow straight and true.
Sathya Sai Baba, 2 Mar 1970
 
You know that you can draw cheques upon a bank, whenever you need money, provided you have enough current deposit therein. If the bank goes bankrupt, it will be a disaster. The educational system is the bank, on which the nation draws a cheque whenever it wants  strong reliable skilled workers. If it goes bankrupt, as it has very nearly gone today, it is a national disaster. If the system is overhauled and lubricated, the next generation is assured of good leaders and, what is equally essential, good followers.
Sathya Sai Baba, 2 Mar 1970