MUCH is said about our examination system which is getting worse by the day in Sindh. Examination, in the field of education, is of great importance because it determines the capability of students and their intellectual make-up.
Hard and fast rules for conducting examinations are not respected in letter and in spirit by students, as well as by teachers. The authorities concerned haven’t taken any pragmatic steps to get rid of the menace of copy culture.
The material is brought in examination centres and no stone is left unturned in using unfair means. This signifies the fact that there is merely copy and paste and no the examinations. This spoils our education system.
As a result, a number of competent and intelligent students are adversely affected by this vicious circle of copy culture. The shock for competent students is the declaration of result which draws no line of demarcation between unusual and average students. This is the gravest reason for Sindh to be lagging behind in terms of education.
This shaming fact of our education system has reduced the country’s chances to maintain its reputation in the international community. I would like to request the authorities concerned to look into the malpractice of copy culture seriously, especially in Sindh, and take the initiative of goal- oriented teacher training workshops and modern learning techniques in rural schools and colleges for both teachers and students, respectively.
Above all, positive steps should be taken to stop the malpractice exercised during examination.
AMJAD JAMALI Hyderabad