Thursday, May 12, 2016

West Bengal secondary school examination – WBSSE (madhyamik pariksha)----: the reason behind, STUDENTS OF DISTRICT SCHOOLS ARE SHOWING BETTER RESULTS IN MADHYAMIK compare to kolkata’s elite schools …..YEAR AFTER YEAR



LETS    RETHINK…RE EVALUATE…RE CONSIDER
FOR     READJUSTMENT AND RENOVATION……..

A-FROM PREPARATION POINT OF VIEW

·        Students of district schools are not pressurized with surprise tests, block tests or unit tests .They have only half yearly and selection before final exam, as a result they get sufficient chance to organize themselves and prepare themselves for upcoming Board Examination.

Contradictory to this, Kolkata’s students have no compromise on their monthly tests /surprise tests.

Kolkata’s elite school’s students are so busy preparing for these small tests that they hardly have time to organize themselves for Finals.

·        The district schools have half yearly exams after summer vacation- whereas a student of the Kolkata’s school finishes his or her half yearly (after 1st unit test) in hurry just before summer vacation only to prepare for his or her next unit test which is scheduled immediately after summer vacation.


How helpful are these unit tests ….Think it over…

·        Another point to note down is the city schools have prescribed different kinds of study materials and books for Madhyamik students- in addition to their regular syllabus books. However the district students do not have any such compulsion and pressure.

The extra load entrusted on the students –is it solving the purpose…Think it over…



B- FROM ‘SUPPORT STUDY' POINT OF VIEW-

·        Students from remote villages give equal importance to all the subjects –let it be language, history or geography. On the other hand city kids have psychological inclination towards Science and Math.

·        Students of city are more dependent on coaching classes and private tuition.


Are these coaching classes an independent entity or are they supposed to be a support for regular school activity…Think it over…

·        A Metro city child has associated stress too… like stress of various hobby classes may it be cricket, music, drawing etc. Special coaching for various competitive exams [which are scheduled after 3 years] are also in thing in city.

Contradictory to this – a district child seems to have only one goal i.e. pass Madhyamik with best result and rest will follow accordingly.

·        In villages the concept of Group Study is still very prevalent .A Group Discussion method helps the child to understand the topic better , improve his or her ability to work on any topic critically and also sustain interest in the topic.

City kids on the other hand are more competitive. They are dependent on coaching classes, guide books and various educational sites-which claims to bring best out of an average student.


These sites and Guide books need to question their ability. Can critical thinking develop without interaction and exchange of idea…Think it over…      


C- FROM 'LIFE STYLE’ POINT OF VIEW-

·        A student from city is always in competitive mood. It is always a horizontal competition in city i.e. A <->B.  On the other hand a district child still follows the pattern of vertical competition i.e. A will compete with himself or herself.

City student prefers to discuss their studies through various social networking sites. Instead of peaceful study they end up in various kinds of distractions.  

D-FROM ‘RELATIONSHIP’ POINT OF VIEW-

·        In district schools –the teacher and students relationship is still very pious and intimate. Teachers are readily available for students any time of the day. Contrast to this in city schools child will have to wait till next morning or may be next working day to get there doubts cleared. In span of long gap student may lose interest or focus on the question which was knocking there mind. 

E- FROM EXAMINERS POINT OF VIEW-

·        Don’t you think that examiner always have a soft corner for district student as Examiners  are aware that district students are with less facilities and lesser opportunities.

F-FROM ‘SYLLABUS' POINT OF VIEW-

·        May be syllabus hence set for Madhyamik Board is such that district students find it easy to co relate to the topic compare to a child from city.
                                                                                    
                                       JUST

                             RE THINK RE EVALUATE                        
                                        AND     
                               RE CONSIDER

(This article was written with the help and guidance, advice of Ex Head Examiner of WBSSE Board and some senior teacher, councilor, students and guardians)

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Thanks & Vande Mataram!! Saroop Chattopadhyay.

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