Schools these days do everything in their ability to churn out students who excel in board and other entrance examinations. Students in Class IX, get fed portions of the syllabus of Class X; students in class VII, get taught parts of the syllabus from class IX.
This can't possibly help students too much who might be too young to understand and grasp concepts from higher classes. This mechanism enables the school to free up time from the higher class and thus when the students reach (class X, from class IX for instance), they get more time to revise and practice through the class X syllabus and sample examination papers and mock tests.
Either the children will learn by rote, or they will have to take additional tuition to cope thereby just adding tremendous additional pressure on the young minds.
So, what is it that the schools are supposed to provide to students? Education and a foundation for life, or a bunch of skill sets to just do well in examinations, and entrance tests. Perhaps it is the bane of the time (and country) that we live in which forces a student (and anyone else) to compete to be able to survive. If the student does not do well in the board examinations, admission to good higher education institutions gets terribly restricted. If that happens, then the chances of making it big, using education as the base, also (perceived to, at least) gets restricted.Which implies that the schools need to prepare the students for examinations and go as far as possible to ensure that their students do well. Otherwise, their admission rates would drop! Oh, what a tangled web we weave.
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