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Examinations as we know it have emerged to be the main theme of modern education in the ever-changing landscape of academia In an education infrastructure that is as unpredictable as the clouds it is somewhat ironic that the system of examinations as a means of judging a students ability has prevailed through the years Every person in their quest for knowledge would inevitably encounter numerous modes of examinations through the course of their academic journey As much importance has been attached to it in virtually every academic institutions across the globe the voices of those who lobby for its eradication are seldom heard let alone be considered seriously There are various reasons for policymakers to initiate a re-think of the much-vaunted examination system In my opinion it is time for us to abolish this system which has come under fire from multiple sources As it is examinations are timed written or oral assessments held at the end of an academic term It serves to asses a students knowledge and comprehension of all the subjects he has studied over the course of the term Rather than tracking a students progress over the course of the term it judges hisher ability over a handful of written or oral pieces This is obviously not an accurate indication of ones progress Take for example the case of an intelligent and dexterous student who never fails to impress in his daily homework and assignments but failed miserably when it came to the examinations due to unforeseen circumstances that are out of his influence These so-called unforeseen circumstances might be familial problems that have plunged the pupil into a deep mire of depression Is it not unfair then to tag him as a failure and more crassly a dim-witted learner As the rigid examination system goes he would be labeled and remembered for his mediocre results in the examination and not for the sterling performance he consistently displays in the
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