JSC exams for class VIII students have just concluded, and class V students are gearing up for PSC (PECE) exams. My Facebook feed abounds with posts of parents seeking blessings for their children. Guardians are anxious, and we can only imagine how terribly tensed the students are. One can't help but ask: What is the justification for holding two public exams over a span of three years?
As a teacher, I know these unnecessary exams are putting tremendous pressure on students. They are way too young to shoulder the burden of this huge syllabus and these exams. If this prevailing system continues to exist, our children will become devoid of all creativity. It is high time the government reformed the education system that victimises students.
Shibli Chowdhury, Assistant Professor, Parbatipur Cantonment College