Education means the process of continous enrichment and development of human personality by various means. Gaining knowledge is one of the ways to enrich our mind. Gandhiji’s concept of eduction is both practical and dynamic with strong spiritualistic orientation – a powerful weapon to bring about a silent revolution in mankind.
Examination is a word that usually has a catastrophic effect on children and sometimes on parents too. In India exams usually mean burning midnight oil and filling answer sheets followed by a long wait for one’s marks that may JUDGE and RATE one but unfortunately knowledge and individual enrichment are the parameters that remain unassessed as we as parents and teachers overburden the students and children with the necessity of cramming and galloping all that he can and it results into the appalling phobia of examination that some time develops as a too colossal giant to be handled.
Every year we hear about the same and at a cursory glance we may curse the education system too but we need to comprehend that the responsibility lies on all of us to save the children from this cataclysmic phobia of examination. We need to sensitize them to make them understand that only marks cannot judge them and exams are not conducted to evaluate what they have read overnight as instead of this exams indicate what a child has gone through throughout the year and how much knowledge he has acquired during a session.
Moreover, exams and tests enable us to bear the pressure that is an inevitable part of life and the preparation of exams somehow teaches us the importance of time and works for us as a tool to evaluate ourselves up to a certain limit as exams and grades are temporary but knowledge is permanent and that is the ultimate aim of any education system.
– Mohammed Tuta