Colleges in London are denigrating the hard work of Turkish students who are undergoing GCSE examinations in the subject. There is a general consensus that the subject does not hold value and should not contribute points required for higher study in subjects such as English, Maths and science.
The patience, respect and consideration that students have for their valued subjects should not be undervalued and besmirched. Education should be valued by all education establishments and practitioners. The GCSE is a government recognised qualification and a good quality standard for academic perseverance, practicality and success.
Academic achievement needs to be celebrated, not berated. This undercurrent of institutionalised bias needs to stop. Education is an investment into tomorrow’s world. Let’s encourage our youth to celebrate and enjoy all their programs of study, especially those permitted, regulated and legally recognised by the British government.