Nigerian author and activist, Reno Omokri, recently took to his official Twitter account to offer words of encouragement to students who have failed exams at some point.
He also attempted to strike a balance between intelligence and memory.
According to him, exams only test the memory of students and not their intelligence. He also pointed out that those who pass should not view others who fail as incompetent.
“Exams are a test of memory, not a test of intelligence. Read to pass your exam but don’t think you are unintelligent because you fail. Don’t think you are better than those who failed. You might actually end up working for a classmate who failed.”
This tweet sparked a debate on Twitter, with some social media users having a contrary opinion on the subject matter.
A Twitter user, with the handle @Austine_AET, noted that sometimes, examiners test student's analytical and critical abilities, adding that exams could be a test of both memory and intelligence.
"I think exam is a test of both. If exams were just about memory, there wouldnt be that critical and analytical dimensions in exams. Sometimes, an examiner is testing your ability to be analytical or critical on an issue than your ability to just memorize…"