Review evaluation system in schools
Posted Monday, October 21 2013 at 01:00
As candidates continue with the Uganda National Examinations Board exams, many of them, as usual, have been
busy cramming in order to excel with excellent grades. This is no doubt what our education system demands.
However, there is empirical evidence in the labour market that shows job seekers with flying grades are not
necessarily output oriented.
The question then is: Is putting a candidate ‘on gunpoint’ for three hours, demanding for the right answers,
the best way for evaluation? Obviously not! Simply because many candidates have performed poorly in exams due
to many other factors, which may include last hour sickness and interruptions because of fees, does not mean
they are poor performers.
As development takes centre stage, the education system needs to explore comprehensive ways for evaluation
like it is sometimes done in job interviews.
Mutema - Kibuku