As a lecturer, marking is one of the jobs that I have to do time and again.And just like many lecturers, this is the kind of job that I really hate. I do not enjoy it at all. I enjoy preparing lessons, curriculum development, preparing examinations,exam invigilation etc but when it comes to marking, I really struggle with it.It spoils my joy as a lecturer.

Our students here at the Malawi Polytechnic, a constituent College of the University of Malawi sat for their end of year exams last December and as expected, the month of January was dedicated to marking.It has been hectic.I would mark a few scripts and abandon everything only to come a few hours later to mark a few scripts and do something else and so on.The trend is always like that during marking seasons. The two days that I spent in hospital provided a bit of a break but still more some deadlines had to met. As I started getting better, I had to make sure that I finished marking and submitted my grades in readiness for assessment meetings. Thank God, marking is now over.Will I do it again?Let’s wait and see!

Now that marking is over, I will be making final touches to my paper that has been accepted for publication in the Scientia Iranica International Journal of Science and Technology.