Yvonne’s Take : The government is failing to convince us that National exams are not a big deal
Tonight, the children who have finished their primary certificate exam can breathe a sigh of relief. One big part of their education is over. They have finished an important examination. And what an important one it was, that is if the deployment was anything to go by. The entire cabinet was deployed to schools around the country to distribute examination material. As a matter of fact, a whole cabinet meeting scheduled for Tuesday was cancelled so that these men and women could go round distributing papers and generally being around schools. This show of might, of VIPs, convoys, government officials and armed guards was a bit confusing, considering the amount of energy the government has spent trying to convince all that exams are not a matter of life and death.