But what about my talent?
There is a slot in every university’s admission application form asking for the figure you scored in intermediate. But, not a slot for your talent. And the reason is that, there is no scale to figure out some one’s talent. In our education structure it is important to score decent marks if you crave to take admission in a good institution/university .Furthermore scoring good marks can imitate the potential and the talent one may have. But wait wait !!! Good marks from which examination Board? As we see that there are a handsome number of examination boards around the country. Each with having a dissimilar course content, different paper schema and also with a diverse marking scheme. So which board to pick? this is the interrogation every student must ask before appearing in whichever board.
If we tête-à-tête about some of the boards we can find that each one is different from other. starting from AKU board. One can find that their paper is more about concept, and for attempting such papers one needs to approach some reference books, means you don’t have to bank on the course books only. In Federal board a huge portion of the paper is from the course books and it is a bit tougher than other local boards like Peshawar, Gujranwala, Sindh board etc, and the rest of the boards are stress-free then the two mentioned above all you have do is to prepare the exercise that is at the end of the chapter and you will catch that everything in the paper is within the exercise, means you don’t need to approach reference books . How can I disremember to remark the KIU board, the board with different paper scheme every year and with different marking scheme? No one can recognize that what they do with the papers actually. Means the passing percentage of the board is between 15–20 percent every year and this is alarming and this is the lowest percentage by any board in the country. They are spoiling our young peers’ future. I am pretty sure that the board administrators are even not mindful that what is going around and how to make a paper and how to mark it. We the (civil society) are also equally answerable for this act. We never went to the board representatives to ask the cause of this slip-up why the result is so corrupt and we all know that Article 19 of the universal declaration of human rights that dictate about “right of Information” we have the right to know and we must go there and know what the problem actually is.
OK! Now coming back to the argument that grades are significant for opting an institution but the genuine problem encountered by the student is that that students from different boards have different marks and they differ from each other on the basis of their knowledge as well, just like a student who has got lets A grade in AKU Board will be far more better than the student who secured A* grade from some other board. But when the aggregate is calculated the student with A* will get an edge over the student of AKU board and this is the key problem produced by different boards with dissimilar policy, there must be a board throughout the motherland with the identical policy for every student then we will be able to save the merit and everyone will get equal opportunity to appear in any category of test and on his talent he will allocate a place for himself.
This is dilemma with our education scheme and it can be curtail to a greater extent. These are the minor flaws that lead our education system to the dark side. That is why we are still lacking the modern practices of education and we are witnessing the movement of educationist to other countries and all we can do is to scream for them and to cry for our literacy rate. Let’s come out play our part to make this country a superior place to live and where everyone should be educated. let’s work on article 25-A to make education accessible to all.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
— Nelson Mandela