Exam stress

Inspired by the last year’s hundred-percent-marks achievers, students, parents and teachers will be anxious to break the records for gaining space in headlines. On the other hand, heads of institutions, especially government run, are trying their level best to save their dignity from the zero percent tag, another facet of yesteryear’s board results. Treating students as a ‘commodity’, parents cannot afford to see their wards lagging behind his/her neighbor and classmates. Parents should not expect more than what their wards can deliver. The examination system in vogue does not evaluate the full intellectual strength of a student. In the present whirlpool of competitions, a high marks percentage at plus-two stage is not going to benefit a candidate in the long run, except fetching you an RT job! What matters is the acquisition of knowledge and development of personality, more appropriately called ‘Personality Development’ (PD). BOSE should ensure transparency and impartiality in its functioning because millions of hopes are associated with this vital organization.

Abdul Hamid Mir
aquariusdew@yahoo.com

Lastupdate on : Wed, 24 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 25 Oct 2012 00:00:00 IST




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