Two phenomena are commonly observed during MS and PhD debates in our universities.
- The student usually prepares a food and drink party in front of or beside the debate room to celebrate, with friends and relatives, his distinguished success before the start of the debate!! The psychological pressure of this on the examiners needs no comment.
- Most of these debates end with granting the candidate an (excellent) grade! One candidate became furious because he was given a (very good) grade!!
Isn’t it time to stop these shameful practices to give our postgraduate degrees some recognition and respect?