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No Merit Lists for SSC and HSC

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Finally a good news from the education system!

I welcome the decision to stop publishing the merit lists – a major cause of excessive competition among students, and a reason for many fights and even a few suicides! Hopefully they are realizing that an exam is just an exam… 3 hours of writing cannot differentiate a good human from a great human. It can only tell how much one can remember and write under stress – it absolutely does not count the integrity, creativity, ingenuity and true intelligence.

I look forward to the day when a student is judged by his/her ability to deal with practical problems and the ability to learn the necessary skills rather than just the ability to mug up whole textbooks when they should be learning the concepts and ideas behind the working of the world.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Pune/No_merit_lists_for_SSC_HSC_from_this_year/articleshow/1068397.cms

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Written by hiway

January 7, 2007 at 7:34 pm

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