Letter To Editor Reconsidering The Importance Of Scores In Education

(MENAFN- Kashmir Observer)
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I am writing to express my concern regarding the recent emphasis on exam scores, particularly in light of the recently declared 10th class results in Jammu and Kashmir. While academic achievements are undoubtedly important, it is imperative that we recognize that scores alone do not define a student's potential or worth.

The pressure to perform well in exams often leads to immense stress and anxiety among students, which can have long-term detrimental effects on their mental and emotional well-being. Moreover, the singular focus on scores overlooks the diverse talents, skills, and qualities that make each student unique.


Education should be about nurturing individual growth, fostering creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, rather than reducing it to a mere numbers game. It is crucial that we shift our focus from rote memorization and regurgitation of information towards promoting holistic learning experiences that empower students to thrive in an ever-changing world.

Furthermore, the current examination-centric approach to education perpetuates inequality by unfairly disadvantaging students who may not excel in standardized tests but possess other valuable abilities and strengths. We must strive to create a more inclusive and equitable education system that recognizes and celebrates the diverse talents and potentials of all students.

In conclusion, it is high time that we reevaluate our obsession with exam scores and instead prioritize the holistic development of students. Let us create an educational environment that encourages curiosity, exploration, and growth, where success is measured not just by grades but by the positive impact students make in their communities and the world.

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Soha Khan


Kashmir Observer

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