The biggest issues in education today in Pakistan


What are the biggest issues in education today in Pakistan? Is it a Neglected Field?

  • Is our society providing the best education for its children? Are all the institutions of the society including home, government, school, mosque etc. providing the best opportunities to their youth which can make the education of the children their best life?  In Pakistani society, educational problems have become an ‘insoluble problem’. If you ask someone what is the biggest problem of our society, education will be the top priority.
  • Every government pays a lot of attention to education but this work is in vain. Even now, both non-governmental and government institutions dedicated to improving education, despite working year after year, are not getting better results. The example of the PSED is as follows. Despite spending a lot of money, 100 % target of the basic education in our society has not improved.
  • What is the cause of all these problems? Everyone’s position may be different, but it’s time to focus on just one thing instead of wasting time in the name of education policies. , Why not decrease. What are the root causes?
  • What are the areas where improvement is needed more than anything else? I think we should pay attention to this “root cause” so that we can get to the root disease which is eating the whole tree like termites.
  • If the history of the world is read, it can be said with great confidence that the only people in the world who have made progress and respect are those who have given importance to education and have made education one of their top priorities. It will have its primary responsibility and will deliver quality education to every student. From an Islamic point of view, the importance of education is even greater than in other world nations, because in Islam, education is obligatory on every Muslim man and woman
  • There is no denying that an educated nation is the guarantor of development and stability. If we take a closer look at the education system of Pakistan, we will see that this system suffers from many problems and shortcomings. If we go into detail, we will find that the education system has double standards as well as primary, middle, Secondary, intermediate and higher education are facing problems at every level and there is a need for thorough discussion and reflection at all these stages.
  • It is a pity that education fails to support the national consensus and does not play a proper role in the development of the country, even though its goals are very high. The reason for this failure is the lack of talented, thorough and loyal teachers. No effort has been made to train a class of teachers who can sincerely seek to implement this recommendation.
  • Our failures in the last 74 years are not the same. While it is unlikely to attribute this failure to a single factor, we can say that all planning in the field of education is unbalanced. The structure of a progressive education system capable of meeting the demands of any modern state or country should be like a pyramid, in the broadest sense, systematically tapering to the pinnacle of higher specialization. Another reason for the failure of the education system is that educational work is carried out by people who have the least experience in the field or, unfortunately, lack appropriate competence and training.
  • Basically, there is no denying that the provision of standard curriculum and system from primary or primary education to higher education as per the time and need and arrangement of examinations is the primary responsibility of the Department of Education but for the last few decades With regard to education, some issues and orders have been issued which have put the future of the promising students of the nation at stake.
  • If you look at the curriculum of public schools, it will seem as if you are enlightened by the light of knowledge in the 1960s, while today’s era has entered the era of Bill Gates and Steve Janber. Today, computers, iPhones, digital Education is not possible without library, multimedia and e-library. Our government schools are still centuries away from these facilities. Our urban and rural school children are not even familiar with the names of things like Bill Gates, Steve Janber, computers, iPhones, and even in this modern age they have not been able to read beyond the Alf pomegranate and the goat.
  • Visit any town school for experience. The situation will become clear. The situation of teachers in government schools is also a big reason for the breakdown of our education system. Most of the teachers are recruited on political grounds while the teachers are also recruited in public. Recruitment should be done through a system like service commission. And they should be equipped with teaching and learning skills through training and workshops.
  • One problem is that young people graduating from our public schools, colleges and universities, despite having degrees, remain unemployed. Young people who get a modern education from private institutions get high-paying jobs in Europe, the United States and the Arab states. Thus a vacuum is being created in the country. These poor young people want jobs but they do not have the qualifications for modern day jobs. This frustration can lead us to civil war. In fact, if we look at the News of crimes involvement of educated youth.
  • Along with equal quality of education and equal educational opportunities for all, it should be borne in mind that about 25 million children are currently out of school. To combat this situation we need to work on a war footing at all levels. There is a need to improve the condition of existing schools across the country and to build schools in areas where there are no schools.
  • Thousands of people should be involved in this work and schools should be opened for education from primary to university through investment. The government should develop a state-of-the-art uniform curriculum for the entire country or province and implement it in public and private schools across the country.
  • In terms of facilities, all schools should be the same and in terms of fees, 50% of students should be charged full fees, 25% to half and 25% of students who cannot pay fees should be given free education.
  • Our institutions should ensure quality education and close down degree distribution factories. If we visit universities, we will find that our university students are far behind in knowledge, technology and confidence. Our students read newspapers and books. Due to which their knowledge is limited only to the course. And often they do not know much about their course.
  • The Department of Education should insist that standards and examinations be tightened until graduation and post-graduation so that children are compelled to use newspapers and books and technology along with the course. Promote research among children. Should be given and the university degree should be issued after looking at the research, hard work and work of the child. To reach this place, we need hard work from the school level. Within the schools, it should be ensured that the children Read the latest best-selling books. It will help stimulate children’s thinking and creativity.
  • Vocational institutions should be set up with the help of reputable businessmen and children who are not good in education can be made skilled and a responsible person of the society. In this way students will have access to technical knowledge and industry will also develop.
  • The inefficient and opaque use of financial resources, as well as the intervention of the Union of Education Workers (UEW, personal grudge of Educational stake holders in decisions that should be reserved for the educational authorities (such as educational reforms, the allocation of places and the teacher`s training, teacher`s evaluation), etc.
  • A)    Inability of educational stake holders to adequately perform the functions those keep in touch with a contemporary society. The expansion that the enrollment of the school system has experienced since the second half of the last century has not been rationally planned, since it has been the result of different inertias whose effects have not been counteracted by the educational authorities of the country. Consequently, a highly ineffective and inefficient system has been generated that, for the same reason, has been unable to fulfill the different functions that correspond to education in a modern society.
  • B) Inequitable distribution of opportunities to access the system, to remain in it and to obtain the learning levels provided for in the respective curricula. We said above that the unequal distribution of opportunities is the factor that most directly influences the deficient efficiency of the system. Despite this, one of the most visible features of our school system is found in the unfair and lacerating distribution of educational opportunities (in the different meanings and dimensions of this concept). It is regrettable that this problem is of the magnitude that it has reached, not only for ethical reasons that would be sufficient to fail it, but also because equity is the first requirement that must be satisfied, if the efficiency of the school system is to be increased. In other words, it is not possible to generally improve the quality of education provided in the system, as long as educational opportunities continue to be distributed as unequally as has been observed to date.
  • C) Inefficient and opaque use of human and financial resources and intervention of the Union of Education Workers (UEW, personal grudge of Educational stake holders in the distribution of places for teachers, principals and supervisors. Several investigations have shown that the distribution of financial resources devoted to expanding the school system and improving the quality of education provided between schools and states have been quite erratic, since it has not been based on application of any criteria, such as the efficiency of expenditures, their effectiveness, the contribution to equity, etc.). On the other hand, it is known that the SED does not autonomously control the distribution of all the places destined for education workers, since the Union of Education Workers (UEW, personal grudge of Educational stake holders intervene in this process. Furthermore, there is no evidence that proves the transparent use of the resources destined to the financing of the aforementioned places. Reforms and programs that have been implemented to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of education.
  • D) However, the schools that these students attend, instead of applying teaching methods appropriate to their needs, offer them the same treatment as other students enrolled in the same campus (in other words, the education that receive the beneficiaries of “Opportunities” is not pedagogically or culturally relevant for its recipients); consequently, the school performance indices achieved by these students are lower than those of their classmates. This means that, in the best of cases, the aforementioned program only moderately achieves the educational objectives that, through a more adequate design, could be achieved.
  • E) On the other hand, it has also been proven that in exceptional cases – in which the beneficiaries of “Opportunities’” receive a high-quality education, even in the case of girls belonging to families of indigenous origin – that education manages to raise the educational and occupational expectations of the students who receive it. However, the socioeconomic conditions that prevail in the localities where these students are found — and the fact that “Opportunities” is not accompanied by other actions that would be necessary for its beneficiaries to be able to adequately carry out some paid occupation at the end of their education. Upper average – they mean that said program only contributes to the fact that its beneficiaries immigrate to other localities in the country or abroad, or are forced to stay out of the economically active population.




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