Acquiring for a formal education has become an integral part of our existence long before the establishment of colleges and universities. Based on archaelogical findings, evidence of early forms of schooling were seen among artifacts such as clay tablets with carved symbols, carvings on cave walls and among others.
Today, educational institutions are in neck to neck competition in terms of setting excellent educational standards aimed at admitting only the best students and producing topmost quality of graduates. To be able to achieve such objectives, school boards and administrations have implemented control measures to ensure that only students who qualify or pass certain categories are admitted to the school of which entrance examinations are one of the control measures applied.
Are entrance exams just in judging the capabilities of a student? It is the prerogative of an educational institution to set standards that will assess the overall capacity of a student by way of an entrance examination and admit or deny their application for school admittance in accordance with existing laws set by the Department of Education. Some schools however do not have any entrance exams as long as a student meets the basic requirement for the next level of education. However, denial of any application must be based on existing policies and requirements and not because of any other unjust issues.
For what purpose are entrance exams undertaken by aspiring enrollees? Entrance exams are beneficial not just to the school itself but also to the students and aspiring enrollees. Such control measures are established by the school administration to filter students from among the best and only the best are admitted to the school as there are schools that aim towards excellence where the intellectual capacity of a student bears more weight than the financial capability. Doing so guarantees the administration that high standards are maintained. Furthermore, producing topmost quality of students or graduates gives the school an unquestionable prestige and honor in the absence of any controversies that will fuel doubts and question the reputation of the school. Moreover, schools that maintain the highest standards take pride in being generalized as having the best students and graduates making the school synonymous with excellence or intelligence.
Students who passed such exams and eventually admitted to such schools have a distinct sense of fulfillment and pride in them called “bragging rights” that earn them an edge over other students from other institutions. In addition being with intelligent company is a good motivational tool and stimulant for a person to strive and improve for the best and not to mention the learning from various points of view.
Indeed choosing a reputable school that offers a good quality of education and being a graduate of it is a plus factor in seeking for an employment. Whether we deny it or not, there are big companies that prefer graduates of reputed schools as to them, the school’s name itself is already a guarantee of a high quality employee.