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Subject: lower the pass mark???


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pls explain
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Date Posted: Thu, Jun 15 2006, 10:44:44pm
In reply to: pngean 's message, "Increase female education in Enga for progress." on Thu, Jun 15 2006, 08:40:49pm

why lower the pass mark...do u think women are not capable of attaining a "pass mark" or is there some other reason for your comment?....

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pngean
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Date Posted: Fri, Jun 16 2006, 11:13:00am

There is a minimum grade that you have to obtain to pass, right? I mean the minimum mark to be obtained for eligible to go onto high school be different from male students. For example take an arbitraty figure of 60% or better to go onto high school. For female students consideration should be given for students scoring at 50-55% to go onto high school.

Every student is capable fo scoring pass marks, no doubt about that. But the reality in Enga is that more male students go onto high school than females. I do not have the statistics, thats from my observations and experience.

The reason is that this will allow more females going into high school and in 10-20 years down the line Enga will have females who have at least reached education to high school level. It is the women in who do everything, from family matters to microeconomic activities and bringing children to the hospitals when their child is sick. A better educated and literate female Engan population will do alot more than what we can imagine.

peace

pngean

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pls explain ( karma)
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Date Posted: Fri, Jun 16 2006, 12:18:19pm

Glad to hear that you believe every student is capable of achieving a pass mark.

I don't believe lowering the "pass mark" will ever create gender equality in schools/communities. In practice, gender equal opportunity exists when people with similar abilities reach similar results after doing a similar amount of work over the same period of time with similar amounts of support.

The reason more men attend High School than women is more to do with "sterotype" attitude ie....women are "homemakers" and men are the "breedwinners" and thus the need for an education. This attitude still exists world wide.

Attitudes can change within the family unit, by both parents supporting each other and encouraging children (female/male) to do their best in all aspects of life.

:)

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pngean
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Date Posted: Fri, Jun 16 2006, 01:28:27pm

Attitudes can change in families by both parents but how do expect the parents to support their children, especially a female child if the parents they themselves do not have that minimum level of education to change their own sterotype attitutes.

Allowing more females to be educated is one way to `actively` promoting gender equality. You will agree that it is not fare to male students but I see that we should actively facilitate gender equality and not passively let it develop.

If you have better suggestions lets hear it.

peace

pngean

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karma
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Date Posted: Fri, Jun 16 2006, 04:01:43pm

sorry, but wasn't make suggestions, was passing my views and thoughts.

I'm certainly not against education, especially for women, was just stating (my views) "why more men than women are attending school"

Also, I don't believe that just because a woman or man is not "educated", they unable can't change direction for their children. Reading, writing, maths are skills that we learn in school. But learning also comes from life experiences and our surroundings.

peace as well to you :)

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