A student’s confidence and grades are directly proportional to each other in university education. If a student is confident he is likely to score good grades; if not, his chances of scoring better reduce, even if he attempts papers well.
It is a bitter truth that professors usually consider confident students brilliant as compared to less confident ones. This is a drawback of our educational institutions.
Government educational institutions do not provide a student an opportunity to overcome shyness and be confident; whereas private schools groom students mentally and socially.
When government school graduates come to universities, they are unable to ask questions from teachers because they are shy. They may have many questions in mind but they are awful at seeking answers. They refrain from participating in discussions. They fear others will laugh at them. A confident student is able to impress his teachers and get good grades.
Let’s start with proving it. I have studied at a government school and college. These institutions provided us with limited opportunities. I am working hard but cannot get a good grade. I am attempting papers well but I am unable to improve my GPA. Perhaps, I do not ask enough questions in the class. Thus my teachers think I do not deserve better grades.
A confidant student’s interactions with teachers earn him medals. I am against ignoring the less confident students. My two friends are studying language and literature at a leading university in the country. They both work hard but they are under-confident. They both don’t talk much in class and do not interact with teachers. Though they write essays and article well, their grades are still low. They spend money on education.
This type of favouritism destroys career opportunities for less-confident students. It is the responsibility of teachers to help students overcome shyness and groom them. They should be encouraged to participate in class. But that’s not how the system works in Pakistan.
To be successful, confidence is as necessary as hard work. Good grades get students good jobs and admissions into high education institutions. Favouritism in educational institutions is like a calamity. It can destroy careers. The Higher Education Commission should make policies to change the overall system in educational institutions in Pakistan.