by Aslam Khan Ghalib
Exams are held to let students assess their own performances in their educational pursuits and to put more efforts to excel with a good effect. But, unfortunately, the real essence of education is misperceived and misunderstood by most people because of the deteriorating educational system which has systematically developed flaws and resulted in vulnerability to many unfair means. The situation would become traumatic if not controlled on this very moment.
The recent news portraying the unfair means in one of the reputed educational institution in the upper Hunza, Gojal, has provoked many nerves to think and rethink about this incident.
The deployment of invigilators to the examination centers should be purely based on merit and there shall be some strict instructions made for the invigilators to follow as to avoid any kind of mishap or/and uncertainty.
The claims of being the most literate people in the whole country seems to be based on many distorted groundings where we are perhaps trying to define ourselves, relying on unfair means which have no strength and can place us nowhere.
It should be crystal clear in the minds that it is not a fault on the students’ side to get involved in unfair means rather the whole system is contaminated with the elements of unfair means and has provided the students some very easy and comforting ways to get through the exams without realizing the reality behind the exams.
I will not take even a single second in blaming the false system which has no interest in the real progress of the students and their future endeavors and is just striving to prove itself as an error free system which is very much evident through its actions being depicted in the reputed educational institutions.
The ones showing non serious behavior and irresponsible mind set regarding their duties must strictly be taken to task.
No system is perfect and there is always a room for improvement. We have to treat education as a tool which should be used for the welfare of the man kind rather than making it a threat for the young blood in the long run.
I hope that every individual of the society will realize this matter as a matter of fact and will try to advise the new generation not to rely on things which have no basis. It is like if we are taken along the unfathomable sea waves which normally pass by producing gorgeous sounds but have their effects for the time being and once gone can not return to us and are not persistent with the same effects for longer.
We must try to get into the depth of such intricate matters to root out their persistency. The time demands from the young blood to be extraordinary hard working as to cope up the ongoing and upcoming challenges and to be in accordance with the requirements of the time.