The ministry of education wants to take action and punish schools whose students perform poorly on examinations. Who do you think is to blame when students perform poorly? Use specific examples to support your opinion.
It is a common belief in the Greek society that the educational system is not one of the best in the European Union. The small amounts that spent for education by the government, results in the lack of facilities. Also the lack of interest from the students themselves has as a main result the poor performance of the students on examinations. I believe that schools shouldn't t be punished when the students perform poorly on examinations.
We must not forget that the public schools are usually housed in old buildings that have problems with central heating during winter. They lack laboratories for physics, chemistry and computers and sometimes they don’t even have enough classrooms.
In addition to this, most schools belong to the public sector, which means that when a teacher manages to acquire a position, he will have that position for the rest of his career. As a result of this, many teachers are not interested in educating, nor correcting the students nor in making them ready for the difficult examinations they will have to pass in order to continue their studies to a university.
Moreover, not a single government has tried to create a system of informing and re-educating the teachers in new methods of education and in the changes required by universities. And of course nobody has tried to create a way of controlling the teachers or of punishing the bad ones.
On the other hand, many children nowadays have outside school interests, such as learning at least two foreign languages, at the same time they have to study for the school. And taking as granted that a child needs to have sometime to relax, it is possible that the child will stop being interested in the area that is less attractive. And that area, unfortunately, is education.
In conclusion I believe that the ministry of education should take measures to improve the educational system and not to punish schools whose students perform poorly on examinations.