Why should we have examinations in schools?
There has been ongoing national debate proposing examinations should be banned in schools. However, for students, exams have been a key part of our lives, tests our skill and dedication towards our education. So why should we throw this away?
Exams can help your parents and teachers learn more about your study and give you the clearest results about how well you did.
My first point is we should never ban examinations because the exams can help you learn better.
Examinations are a vital part of the school system, they are undeniably important to the grading of our students, ranking them in their specialty whether that be maths, information technology and even construction.
Exams are happening at every end of the semester during our school study life, the exam score helps us to learn how well we have done during the past period and tells us where or which subject we need to improve. The teachers could help you better by illustrating your exam results and give you clearer instructions through teaching and class. Your parents can also see how well you did last semester and it lets them know should you keep studying or not, which could make your life easier and faster.
Finally, you also can see your favourite and best subjects through the exam process to help you find your interest and make a plan for your future.
So why should we ban school examinations? We have other ways to solve these kinds of problems without just saying no, let's ban it. Instead say, Think Big, people are the future of education.
The pressure and competition that comes from the exams will make us improve better and quicker
My second point is exams can strengthen your heart's ability to mature so that you have a stronger resistance to pressure than others, which is a necessary skill in your future work and life.
At the same time, the exam can also exercise your ability to improvise and strain, as well as your endurance. It lets you have a stronger mental quality and more calm thinking ability than others when encountering difficulties or unexpected situations. As many people say, the final exam will bring us pressure and competition, but at the same time, pressure is also motivation, just like a steam engine. Pressure will make you have more motivation to study, let you have more motivation when competing with others to achieve higher goals.
Finally, as an old saying says, it has stood the test of time. The examination has been around for over 150 years and is widespread in our world and responsible for creating professionals in every skill imaginable in the sciences, construction, law, hospitality and so much more. They are working so why fix a working clock if it isn't broken.
If we throw away examinations, entire sections of the school curriculum will have to be completely overhauled. Well, an overhaul might be good until you think of the people it will affect. This kind of re-education is done throughout the summer holidays so it would throw current educators and students into disarray. This would have to cause schools to choose one of two options; they have to adapt to losing their gold standard, teaching their students as they poke around in the darkness or close their doors until this major task occurs.
This is people's lives and education that decries the United Nations universal declaration of human rights articles 26 "education shall be compulsory, higher education shall be equally accessible to all" and article 23.1 "everyone has the right to work". And for what, so working education can be "remodelled".
So, think big people: it's the future of education.
Education is important to all and the removal of examination directly revokes the human rights of man, the education of skills unable to be learnt in other circumstances and removes the creation of models for the future. We must think of a clever solution so remember to think big people, it's education.
- Eric Yang writes for The Courier's youth platform SHOUT.