Doing away with corruption in our school exams:
Somalilandsun- Dear Hon. Minister, I am strongly in favor and supportive of your efforts to improve the examination procedure and mechanism of the Somaliland schools. The deteriorating exam procedures have rendered our school graduation quality and level of attainment far below all schools in the world let alone that of the region. As an old teacher and a parent whose kids attend schools in Somaliland I am deeply troubled by the senseless plummeting quality and ministry ineptitude in the face of the deterioration.
1. I am troubled by the printing of the final exam papers. Once a teacher looks at the exams set for the different grades, the teacher would notice the repetitive nature of the exams. The same pattern is repeated every year and it becomes quite easy to guess what the questions of the following year would be, considering the juxtaposition of the syllabus and the exams of the previous year. That is one issue that needs to be tackled. No more exams should be printed and availed in the market and new exams should never be allowed to be similar in pattern to those of the years before..
June 8, 2017