By Aissam El Hani
By Aissam El Hani
Morocco World News
Tetouan, Morocco, May 29, 2013
Humor pages and groups on Facebook have started posting pictures of students preparing for exams. These students are not shown with the old image we used to put in our minds.
Today’s students are shown in a way that is organized. As they are born in the era of technological revolution, they are talented in using it to their advantage. Accordingly, they xerox all the lessons in different shapes and sizes to help them cheat during exams. Furthermore, students now are equipped with the latest smart phones which can run 3G networks and allow students to take pictures and send them to someone who will work everything out for them and send it back in a single click. With social media, especially Facebook, it is hard to control the flow of information and therefore students get access to many exams, including their answers.
When students are asked why they don’t make efforts to study hard, they give a lot of reasons. Some say that there is an overload of lessons and that they can’t afford the required time and energy. Others say that they can’t master all the subjects so they use cheating as a means of escaping failure in exams. Others are simply not interested in studying at all and only aspire to get the ‘BAC’’ diploma for the purposes of applying for jobs.
If we overlook this dangerous problem, we will produce a generation of failures or the “lost generation” as Ernest Hemingway once called it in one of his novels.
It doesn’t suffice to write article to address this unfortunate phenomenon—all stakeholders should do their best to provide alternatives to save our schools and to provide a better future for our coming generations.