Secondary education provides the foundation for nation-building, it helps in developing attitudes, interests and qualities of children to enable them to take an active part in national development activities. Secondary education serves as a link between the elementary and higher education, and plays a very important role in this respect. A child's future can depend a lot on the type of education she/he receives at the secondary level. Apart from grounding the roots of education of a child, secondary education can be instrumental in shaping and directing the child to a bright future.
Since Free and Compulsory Elementary Education has become a Constitutional Right of Children in India, it is absolutely essential to push this vision forward to move towards universalisation of Secondary Education, which has already been achieved in a large number of developed and several developing countries. In this context, the vision for secondary education as follows: The vision for secondary education is to make good quality education available, accessible and affordable to all young students in the age group of 10-16 years*.
The mission of WBBSE is: To make all the stakeholder committed to their respective assignments to materialize the goal of secondary education in the state of West Bengal consistent with the national goals; to instill ‘Indian Ethos’ in the minds of the children, empowering them to contribute towards a humane, just and pluralistic society.