When we discuss about the development of a country, then education always comes first in mind. There is a very strong connection between education and development. Quality of education results in quality of development. Education improves the performance and efficiency of individual who play their role for the betterment of a country.
All over the world educational institutes are the main ground of creative mind people. But in Pakistan situation is a little bit different. Education is considered as the cheapest defense of a nation. But the condition of Pakistan education system shows the fact that it is unable to defend its own sector.
The constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan says,
“The state of Pakistan shall remove illiteracy and provide free and compulsory secondary education within minimum possible period.”
But when we talk about the 41% in Lahore, 45% in Karachi, 50% in Islamabad and 30% in Rawalpindi are unable to read or write a simple sentence.
There are some main problems of the education system of Pakistan.
Learning Method: Students are graded by how much they memorized not by their learning skills of solving problems which enhance the only memorizing method.
Different Education System: Education system in Pakistan is not uniformed. Three education systems are working at the same time. These are public, private and deeni madaris due to this wide gap has come among the people. A divided nation cannot put their actions together.
Examination System: The examination system is a tool to evaluate the student’s performance and learning skills. This system must use qualitative and quantitative techniques to evaluate. But the education system of Pakistan evaluates only the memory of students.
Quality Teachers: It has been observed that the majority of teachers hired by public or private sectors are not highly qualified. Teachers need proper training which is not given to them. The only method teachers know about learning is “RATTA SYSTEM”. That’s why students only rely on teacher’s lectures and not do research.
Funds: Funds provided by government for education are very low. It is only 2% of total GDP, which is enough to show what the government feels about education.
Outdated Syllabus: The content of the syllabus is what a student will learn. That will shape a student’s way of thinking. The syllabus followed by many schools, especially by public schools is outdated. Due to which students does not get quality education.
By Isra Ahmad ACE News