Number of subjects studied at 0-Level should be reduced to five
Posted Sunday, January 6 2013 at 02:00
Our education system is completely off target and tiresome to students. I am a student but according to my analysis and experience, especially at O-Level, studying many subjects is unnecessary.
Students end up putting emphasis on some subjects and ignore others hence poor performance in final exams. In my S2 we had Maths lessons after History and Chemistry lessons.
After studying the Chwezi Empire and the rebellions, the Maths would come in with Algebra and simultaneous equations. This kind of arrangement confuses the mind. Because many subjects are taught, there is never enough time to complete the syllabus for the various subjects in time for national exams.
I suggest that from S2, students should be given chance to study four subjects of their choice and then only add English as a compulsory subject to make them five. It is easier to balance five subjects and grasp what is being taught as opposed to ten or 12 subjects.
I call upon Ms Jessica Alupo, the minister of Education, to listen to the students who suffer from an overload of subjects and not the teachers or any other group of people who are involved in planning.