Importance of Examinations

Five Reasons Why Exams are Important.

(Teachers, you can summarise this and put is somewhere on your compound, staffroom or classroom notice boards)

At Signal Publishers, our slogan stands at ‘Igniting Thinking’ which blends well in the context that children should be taught how to think and not what to think. Our exams do not only evaluate learners’ progress in the various areas of study, but also initiates their capacity to think. The roots of education are bitter, with exams being a major contributor to the learners’ perceived bitterness. However, the fruits of education are so sweet. Leaners who eventually benefit from education consider the process a bitter one, and exams a wallop for their brains. A tree is nothing without its roots, similarly, education could be nothing without examination.

Exams help teachers to understand the mental capacity of their learners and to rectify their shortcomings. Learners in turn get to perform and think in the right way. All examined subjects play a vital role in shaping learners’ personality while also helping them  achieve the goal of competency. Exams are boring, many learners get annoyed when they hear teachers talk about it. Nevertheless, these same exams play a major role in leaners progress evaluation and development. Here are five reasons why exams are important to learners;

1. Exams build Confidence.

At the onset of exams, students become anxious about what they would score. That anxiety plays an important role in getting them to work even harder so as to score good grades. This hard work prior to exams boosts students’ confidence. Going for exams knowing how hard they’d studied for it helps build students’ confidence during that particular examination.

2. Exams instill Discipline

Success in any field is a subject to Discipline. Exams come with a set of instructions to be followed during sittings. Students who adhere to these set of instructions usually perform very well. These instructions are not only there to guide students during examination but to also bump up their discipline in leading lives beside examination.

3. Exams teach time management

Every paper in an examination has a time frame in which all questions should be answered. Students have to balance their time well so as not to be caught out. And in a way that if they are caught out, they would have done their best in what they manage to do within the set time frame. Just like discipline, success is also a subject to proper time management. Proper time management is subject to discipline which not only apply in examination, but also in career and other circles of life. 

4. Exams trigger brain Exercise

Igniting Thinking is our slogan; you can as well replace “igniting” with triggering, it will still get the message home (Triggering Thinking). Examinations send the brain into a search spree, the brain searches the memory database for appropriate answers to questions, and the right procedures in tackling those questions. It makes students think thoroughly which is a healthy exercise for the brain.

5. Exams improve learning

Finally, exams enables learners to take in new information. It helps widen learners’ horizons and understanding owing to how examiners twist their approach to questions in every paper.

Sharing this with your learners would perhaps give them a new and positive perspective of examinations and get them over-ready for the next sitting.

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