Striking a semblance of balance

Is it possible for schools to avoid a totalitarian focus on examinations and strike some semblance of balance between the short-term goal of teaching for examinations and the long-term and sustainable goal of teaching for life?

This is a big question motivated by the compelling demands of the 21st century world order. Hitherto, schools are synonymous with examinations and it is inconceivable to think of the world of schools without examinations.

The life of a school effectively revolves around the examination system. The examination has established itself as a powerful influencer defining what a school can do and cannot do.

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Stop the children killing madness!

The incident comes on the heels of a similar one where a father murdered his two toddlers in Francistown. As we grapple with the shock and sorrow of this loss, it is essential to address the underlying issues that led to such a horrific outcome.Our hearts go out to the innocent victims, the three boys aged 13, 10, and eight who lost their lives in circumstances that defy comprehension. Their deep cuts and untimely demise have left a scar on the...

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