The term OST may refer to the hours spent by the children other than their normal school hours. It means that during the hours of OST, the children are doing some or other activities which are monitored by the school attendance. OST Programs can occur as per the requirements of the students in the institution and it is very important to have a proper OST program . The report discusses different OST programs and their effectiveness. In order to do the same, the literature has been analyzed. In addition to this, the methodologies for the determination of OST Programs have also been discussed . The different OST Programs generally operates for the children who are serving their school. These are the programs which are scheduled on the regular basis. These programs are also structured and supervised in such a manner that they help in the learning of the students and helps in the enhancement of their overall capabilities.
The OST programs are the ones which may occur in different settings such as before the school, after the school, during the times of weekends and during some other seasonal. In general, the OST programs do not include some of the single focused activities such as the use of the religious education or musical lessons, sports practices, tutoring or other clubs related activities. As per the definition of OST programs, these programs do not actually involves the single focused activities which may include the religion based education, the music classes, the sports related activities, tutorial activities or school based clubs. The primary mission behind each of the OST program is to ensure that each of the students undergoes complete social and academic progress and should be the part of closing of academic gap which may be there between the children. This can be done by the process of enriching, engaging and involving in some of the fun activities. During these OST programs, the students not only do the exploration and discovery of their skills but also work in coordination with one another. An OST program provides a completely caring environment where the child’s overall growth can take place.