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Stakeholder Seeks Education Policies With Lesser Emphasis On Examination

Posted: Jul 15, 2015 at 12:38 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase  –  Lagos

 

Principal of the Kings College, Lagos, Otunba Dele Olapeju,  has expressed concern about the system of education which tends to lay undue emphasis on examination at the detriment of knowledge acquisition.

He raised the concern while speaking at the college’s annual speech day and prize giving ceremony tagged, “Marching To The Pinnacle” which held at the college’s main campus.

He said, “As a school administrator, I find it uncomfortable that many of our policies tend to lay undue emphasis on examinations to the detriment of knowledge acquisition.

“While agreeing that examination is essential in measuring learning achievement, the situation is very disturbing as  our graduating students are spending almost five months crisscrossing one examination hall to the other with barely little time to settle down and  study.”

He added that the experience is too harrowing and on the long run costly to knowledge acquisition, stressing that the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) should adjust its examination date to July ending every year in order to allow final year students concentrate on their studies.