An assembly is when the school community, or a part of it, meets together to share aspects of life that are of worth. It acts as a medium for communicating matters of significance from one generation to another.
The motive of having an assembly in a school is:
- To develop a feeling of affiliation and unity among students.
- To acquaint students with the school programme more clearly.
- To develop in students a sense of identity with the school.
- To enable students to share their experiences, stories, anecdotes with others.
- To provide them training in good social behaviour desired in public life.
- To motivate students by positive reinforcement in the form of praise or rewards awarded in public
- To facilitate the moral and religious development of students.
- To facilitate national integration and secularism through all-religion prayer meetings among students.