It is not only the school; even parents in the country are “academic-centric”. They always want children to perform well on the sheet. Nothing, according to them, substitutes high grades. When children seek to pursue their passion, be it in sports, music, art, etc, parents rebuke any attempt of the child to become the best at what he or she loves. Especially parents in the 80s and 90s only focused on children’s academics. There used to be extreme pressure on children to do well in academics so that they can grow up to be “doctors and engineers”; to have a dream below that was nothing short of a sin.