Under-serving students, a norm rather than an exception

The system of education has over a prolonged period of time, earned a dubious honour and distinction of failing children. It is no longer shocking for a senior secondary school to proudly lead the pack with an achievement of 40%.

Under-serving students have become the norm rather than the exception. It would appear this has become a new normal that unashamedly celebrates and promotes mediocrity and academic underachievement.

The standards have fallen so drastically that it would take nothing short of a miracle to reawaken and relive the once vibrant system that was the pride of the nation. Judging by multiple unrelenting interventions and strategies made within and outside the government to resuscitate education, one would be excused for thinking that our system deserves a diagnosis of no hope. And that it is not far fetched for the system to be seen to be resigning to the fate that it is only a matter of time before drifting finally into the proverbial bottomless pit. That under the present circumstances it would be expecting too much too soon to contemplate and dream of a quick turnaround.

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