Education leaves much to be de­sired

Saturday Star - - METRO - MARTIN LEVY

EDUCATION, knowl­edge and suc­cess in life is the aim of ev­ery par­ent for his or her child.

What schools are pro­duc­ing, the type of hu­man be­ings they are turn­ing out, leaves much to be de­sired. The 30% pass level will never pro­duce in­tel­li­gent, pro­duc­tive lead­ers. A change of sub­jects is needed. Maybe it’s time to in­tro­duce so­ci­ol­ogy and psy­chol­ogy rather than old sub­jects like history and ge­og­ra­phy. This will help bring in a bet­ter hu­man be­ing.

The pass mark should be 40%. It’s no use push­ing them from grade to grade and pro­duc­ing “dumb­ers”. It will be bet­ter to fail them as “fail­ing is a step­ping stone to suc­cess” and will pro­duce a bet­ter child in the long run.

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