Employers are giving more weight to talents acquired outside of traditional academic settings as the labor market changes.
Counselors in the UAE advised pupils to prioritize learning various skills beyond traditional academic achievements.
This advice is especially pertinent given the weekend’s CBSE, ISC, and ICSE results publication. Many pupils might feel disappointed even though some might have exceeded their expectations.
Meanwhile, experts emphasize that students and their parents must remember that results are merely an evaluation of academic performance and not the conclusion, as many students around the country begin their GCSE, A levels, and AS levels.
“Students must understand that academic performance is not the only indicator of success or intelligence, especially if they did not perform as well on the test as anticipated,” said Dr. Nada Elbashir, consultant psychiatrist at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi. Pay attention to your growth as a person rather than your academics. Discover your passions, indulge in hobbies, and acquire essential skills. Remember that education encompasses more than just academic success. Establish reasonable objectives that are related to your areas of strength and interest. Make incremental progress by breaking up larger goals into manageable tasks. Celebrate all successes, no matter how small they may seem.
Parents are urged to foster a supportive atmosphere at home so their children can discuss their challenges and aspirations without fear of criticism. Children should be supported through successes and mistakes and encouraged to have honest conversations.
According to Dubai-based life coach and energy healer Girish Hemnani, these findings merely evaluate the scholarly literature and do not represent the verdict. Remembering that their academic performance cannot solely determine a person’s intelligence or value is critical. People have various talents and passions that might not correspond with the conventional grading system. Comparison is one of the most frequent fallacies that can cause frustration.
Comparisons exacerbate a deficiency. Experts emphasize that intelligence and success are not just measured by academic achievement.
“One of the biggest causes of feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem is comparing ourselves to others. We lose sight of our distinctive values and contribution when we judge ourselves concerning others. Therefore, he continued that it’s essential to foster a supportive environment and underscore the importance of putting our own needs, values, and long-term goals in focus.