Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Giving the option of all Students to take A level classes, no matter if they pass their O levels of not!
The GOSL (Government of Sri Lanka, in the guise of the Education Ministry) has just proclaimed that ALL students who have sat for their O levels will in future be eligible to follow the A level course.
MY FIRST PLEA.
Please make sure you begin the A level classes on Monday, January 2nd 2017, not in May or June as is the case now, where students waste some of their best years doing nothing before going back to school after the results are published. Remember that the O level exams are in December. So wasting 5 to 6 months of education, sets them back in their studies, and they have to spend MORE TIME in tuition classes to catch up what the STATE SCHOOL SYSTEM CANNOT TEACH THEM.
MY SECOND PLEA
Make sure there are teachers and classrooms to accommodate these kids, as even now most A level classes DON’T have teaching staff, and even the teaching staff who are there, spend their time taking private tuition classes in the evenings, AND don’t teach the same students during the day, because they want to earn some extra money.
MY THIRD PLEA
Review the reasons for the delay in marking, and rescrutinizing papers and release O level results by February 28th 2017 AT THE LATEST. This agonizingly long wait for results for those so young is hard on their impressionable minds, as they have to psyche themselves to study again, and think A levels, and think future.
MY FOURTH PLEA
It was NOT said at the announcement today, but let the students SIT THE A LEVELS in the SUBJECTS OF THEIR CHOICE, even if they have AFTER the results NOT got the relevant grades to go to that A level class. You will be surprised how even a failure at O levels can shine in a subject of their choosing at A levels and even get into a prestigious university after failing ALL HIS O LEVELS.
Who knows there maybe a Nobel Prize winner in those who have failed O levels! you wanna bet!
SO LETS ENACT THIS PLAN AND FILL VOIDS IMMEDIATELY.