Updated December 26th, 2023 at 14:28 IST

Mumbai :Two of oldest all-boys schools set to introduce co-ed space, welcoming girl students soon

Two of the oldest boys' schools located in south Mumbai is mulling to soon convert into co-education institutions and welcome girl students for the first time.

Reported by: Digital Desk
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Mumbai, Maharashtra: Two of the oldest boys' schools located in south Mumbai is mulling to soon convert into co-education institutions and welcome girl students for the first time. 

Fort's Campion School, renowned for producing distinguished alumni such as Ratan Tata, Kumar Mangalam Birla, and Rishi Kapoor across various disciplines, is poised to welcome female students for the first time in nearly eight decades of its establishment, according to reports. 

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Another Jesuit-run school, the 170-year-old St Mary's in Mazgaon, which has an equally exhaustive list of prominent alumni, plans to convert into co-education institute. 

Presently, the majority of well-established city schools provide co-education, while some single-gender institutions are considering to switch into co-educational model.

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Historically, the Jesuits were recognised for managing all-boys schools; however, in recent years, there has been a shift towards transforming these institutions into co-educational learning spaces. Many argue that co-education is not only a more natural approach to learning but also represents the progressive direction forward.

Globally, experts have advocated for co-ed education as it helps instil the concept of gender equality at an early age and also in breaking stereotypes.

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Published December 26th, 2023 at 09:12 IST