Teacher wants better timing for exams

Normal, Papua

The National, Monday 21st November 2011

A SCHOOL head teacher in Port Moresby has called on the education department to strategise the grade eight examination schedule.
The official, who did not want to be named, said the deferral of the exams would most likely leave little time for marking and selections.
He said with the exams now set for this week, which is week eight, that would mean week nine would be for marking.
He said if exam markers were slow then that could slow the school from progressing to its closure and speech day, that they were looking forward to.
He suggested that the department drew up a strategy for marking, reporting, selection and display of results. 
He said the school was encountering another problem in preparation for the exams.
In an interview attended by the school’s grade eight senior teacher and the upper primary sectional head, the trio indicated that students had given up on their studies despite the teachers trying to help them. 
He said deferral of exams had many students losing concentration on revising for exams.