Disadvantages of an Examination Oriented Education System
Although kids may appear to be jumping and laughing all day, they also face the threat of stress. This can come from many sources be it family issues, bullying issues or even education system. An examination-oriented education system can bring unneeded stress with improper implementation.
Grades are all that matters in an examination-oriented education system. Get a high grade and you get the affection from the teachers while other students gawk at you in awe. Low grades invite low-self esteem and isolation. This is because the students are bound to be highly competitive and subconsciously, they create caste among their friends. Those who have low grades are seen as unworthy to fit into their circle of friends.
Students are forced to know and learn everything their study by heart in order to get good grades during examination. This can be easy for some while it can be very difficult for others, especially those who are hands-on type of people. Inability to perform may only result in embarrassment although being shunned by other friends will bring harsher impact to the students’ lives.
A student will have to invest a lot of his or her time if a student wants to excel in studies. They will lose their childhood in the process, missing the chance to mix around with their peers. This can hamper their social skills learning skill, a skill that is bound to be important throughout their lives.
Once the aim is set to get higher grades in tests, other activities will have to be sacrificed. Teachers are bound to cut extra-curricular activities such as sports and also discourage creative activities so that students can study longer. This should not happen because the students have worked hard in the class and studying so they should be allowed to take part in such activities as an outlet to release stress. How can they reduce stress if they have to pore over a book day and night?
Examination-oriented education system may have a noble aim. However, the implementation should be done carefully so it will not affect the students. Everyone should understand that every individual is unique; some may excel academically while others can rely on hands-on expertise.