Real challenge is not exams, but acquiring knowledge: Sait

Students appearing for the Pre-University exams, which is less than a month away, are under intense pressure.

“Stress and tension depend on how you have prepared for your exam,” said Haritha H B, who was one of last years PU toppers. Haritha is now pursuing an MBBS course.

According to Haritha, listening to music has a tremendously relaxing effect on her, and it helps her calm down when she feels stressed.

She was speaking at an event on Sunday, which was also attended by Tanveer Sait, minister for primary and secondary education.

“The real challenge is not the exams, but how much knowledge you have acquired along the way,” said Sait at the event, which was attended by hundreds of students from various city PU colleges.

No more grace marks

Sait said the government had stopped the grace-marking system last year. Students might find it a harsh move, “but we need realistic results,” he reasoned.

K R Manjunath, general secretary, Karnataka State PU College Principals Association, said that the students are under immense stress during the exam period due to confusion and a fear that their future depends on these tests.

Sait, who also handles the minority welfare and wakf department, asked parents to stop pressuring children, and instead start helping them build confidence to face the exams.

He also advised the students to judiciously use study guides.

“We will release two books today, which will help students clear the exams,” said Manjunath, principal of MES PU College, Malleswaram.

Students appearing for the Pre-University exams, which is less than a month away, are under intense pressure.

“Stress and tension depend on how you have prepared for your exam,” said Haritha H B, who was one of last year’s PU toppers. Haritha is now pursuing an MBBS course.

According to Haritha, listening to music has a tremendously relaxing effect on her, and it helps her calm down when she feels stressed.

She was speaking at an event on Sunday, which was also attended by Tanveer Sait, minister for primary and secondary education.

“The real challenge is not the exams, but how much knowledge you have acquired along the way,” said Sait at the event, which was attended by hundreds of students from various city PU colleges.

No more grace marks

Sait said the government had stopped the grace-marking system last year. Students might find it a harsh move, “but we need realistic results,” he reasoned.

K R Manjunath, general secretary, Karnataka State PU College Principals’ Association, said that the students are under immense stress during the exam period due to confusion and a fear that their future depends on these tests.

Sait, who also handles the minority welfare and wakf department, asked parents to stop pressuring children, and instead start helping them build confidence to face the exams.

He also advised the students to judiciously use study guides.

“We will release two books today, which will help students clear the exams,” said Manjunath, principal of MES PU College, Malleswaram.

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