Monday 6 November 2017

Life is an Art

Paying to Write Exams

My younger sister is writing a series of external exams and narrating the incident at the exam centre, I was left to ponder and ruminate over the deficiencies in our educational sector.

“Majority of the candidates pay to write their exams”. She said.

“And the invigilators collect the money and give them answers?”

“Yes”. She confirmed.

It was unbelievable. She explained the story of a man that wrote with her in the centre. He sat for an hour, staring at his exam paper and chewing his biro. After a while, he gave up and asked the invigilator for the price of the paper.

The invigilator wrote it on a paper ad gave him answers to fill his blank pages.

This is what goes on in all centers. Most people have lost their self confidence. They do not believe in reading to pass and solving answers independently.

“You won’t believe that I asked someone from among a group of friends how her paper went. Guess what she said?”

“What?” I inquired.

My sister chuckled. “She said that ‘we did our best’, meaning it was a team work…and you wouldn’t believe the ignorance of most of them. I saw some of the candidates copying H20, C02 as H20, C02.”. She said as I laughed.

Education deserves more than how we value it. Education is a virtue. It’s a necessity for life.
I met a man that lamented that if he had known years ago, he could have told his father to give him school fees as capital for business rather than spending it on education.

I hope we all go back and examine the significance of education. It cannot be washed away and it must be derived. A literate can never be compared to an illiterate in the society. Education weighs more than any form of wealth…they cannot even be compared.

Also, you don’t have to be desperate to be educated. Education is for the self worthy people, those that truly deserve to be educated.

I hope my brief write up gives a different view about education.

As always, Life is an art.
As always, Life is an art. It is very beautiful and lovely. Although, behind those lovely designs are mistakes and errors. Life is not always the way we want it to be but it is our duty to make ourselves happy.
Remember that life is very short to be unhappy. So forgive quickly, love truly and never forget anything that made you smile!!!

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Maryam AbdulWahab, Life is an Art.



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