Enough has been done and said for those who excelled in the last year’s class eight examinations. This includes carrying them shoulder high as the celebrations of their success take center stage, giving them a chance to be interviewed in live T.V stations to even say their career of choice among others just to mention a few. But what of those children who failed? Nobody likes to even think of his or her child all because they think passing exams is the only way, yet children have different abilities.
There have been reports that hundreds of last year’s candidates will not get a chance to join a secondary school. We may turn a blind eye but the reality is there for us to deal with it.
For the parents of these children, this is not the time to start blaming one another but the best thing is to encourage them that they can be somebody somewhere despite the failing of one exam. Let this failure not be a source of conflicts among parents because the affected children need your moral support more than ever.
Then the government ought to put massive effort to cater for those children who fail in academics…Not everyone should be a doctor or an engineer graduated from ms mba. We need goof carpenters who should do handyman’s jobs.
Even though there is future considerations whereby talents are nurtured at an early stage, good education system should at least introduce such activities at early stages in child’s development.
This means that it will be possible to identify what a child is good at and not have a situation whereby children are branded failures just because of not passing class eight exams.
So it’s the hope of everyone that the government will go a long way in trying to shift the mentality of being good because of passing an exam. Remember one exam cannot be a representation of one’s future, try a presentation training experts team, they will give them the confidence they are missing.
But even as we wait for the government to come up with necessary reforms in the present education, let’s start with being there for the children who did not pass the exams.