Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Scrapping 10th Board Exams...

Scrapping 10th Board Exams...Is it for the good? I would say NO. why are the suicides happening? who is responsible for the Stress? Competition? Pressure? Children not ready to accept failure?

Who puts all these on the child? Studies is not everything. Its basic to everything. Parents should overcome the rankgame and give the children breathing space to face it with clear minds. They should love to learn. If not in 10th , they are still gonna face exams in 12th. Those that are not being prepared to face 10th itself by parents, how are they gonna be ready for 12th? And parents are going to be even more anxious for they dont know how they are going to perform in their first board exams and they will only add extra pressure on the students.

And as many point out, not everyone who aspires is able to make it big. Given their financial strata or social responsibility many children do leave studies after 10th. Now for minimum qualification, they need to study for another 2 yrs and how many can afford that, if they are in such a case. We can afford, so we say let them do.

And this same government that says that every child necessarily needs to study till 5th class atleast. Are they going to support?

As per UN's India Education update on

Free Education
All State Governments have abolished tuition fees in Government schools up to upper primary level Education in schools run by local bodies and private aided institutions is also mostly free. However, unaided institutions (3.7%) do charge fees. Other costs of education such as textbooks, stationery, school uniforms, transport, etc. are borne by States mainly for primary school children belonging to SC/ST categories and girls.

Now are they going to extend funding till 12th??

Constitutional Directive
Article 45 of the Constitution directs that the State shall endeavour to provide, within a period of 10 years from the commencement of the Constitution, free and compulsory education for all children until they complete the age of 14 years.

National Policy on Education, 1986
Reiterating the Constitutional Directive, the National Policy on Education, 1986, provides that free and compulsory education of satisfactory quality shall be provided to all children up to the age of 14 years before we enter the 21st century. The Programme of Action, 1992 outlines various strategies for achieving this goal.

The children who get the education soaps till 14, can prove themselves at 10th and get a qualification in their names. But if the soaps as these are not extended, how are they gonna study the extra two years? and what is the basic qualification they can achieve beyond their scope of expenditure?

If our education system is so worse, that a child's calibre cannot be found out by one exam like 10th, we are forgetting, 10th actually gives us an idea to decide which area is our better faring area so that we can take up for 12th's specialization and thereby a career. Now we are falling to one single exam at 12th that's going to decide everything blindly.

I some how think, there should be an opportunity for kids to take up the 10th exams. Atleast make it kind of a grade system. Also, this enables them to perform when put to task and also make them individuals who can face any situation instead of buckling down at some glitches of life. Its in each and every parent's hands and the school's outlook to lessen the pressure on children than backing away from hurdles like scrapping exams off

This is a good move for the harassed kids whose parents attach so much importance to marks. But definitely a bang on the other strata who prefer learning and challenges than just writing exams.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jay

    Just found this from the link I saw on your message. Very well expressed. I agree completely with you on the stress and pressure put by schools and parents on to the innocent children. Keep writing Jay..