However, education and the environment dominated the conference, with participants saying climate change had become their generation's biggest problem and that the education system should be changed.Spokesman Anthony Rohan said participants believed the National Certificate of Educational Achievement qualification was ineffective and expensive.An internationally accepted qualification would be better."Too much emphasis was put on exams and the time required to pass them and not enough emphasis on learning," he said.
It reminds me of the quote from Albert Einstein,
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted
We, teachers, leaders, parents and extended communities need to always ensure we are continually about learning and looking after what counts.