Govt must offer quality education to all through the genuine mechanism including suitable curricula, teaching strategies and proper teacher training
Pakistan’s education regulatory body has shut down dozens of PhD programs in a number of universities across the country. The universities have failed to meet the minimum quality criteria required of higher education institutions.
Currently the government does not have a control over private education. The government in Pakistan has never given a top priority. Due to the several years of neglect, the standards of public universities in Pakistan have deteriorated with rote learning taking over the country’s education system.
In the absence of a better public education system for more universities, private institutions have wholly taken the education system. Pakistan’s collapsed education system is apparent in declining demand for its graduates universally.
One of the critical tests in Pakistan regarding education is that the government has not shown any responsibility to encourage education at all levels and for everyone.
There is a lack of dedication and uprightness on teachers’ part to play their sincere role with honesty. Schools lack the necessary infrastructure, which is essential in modern day education systems.
Teachers in Pakistan have no such special training to teach. This is one of the reasons that teachers don’t always understand how to sort the problem of a student. The government needs to give attention on teacher training on priority basis.
No doubt the federal government is planning an aspiring project to build one university in every district of the country. It is to be observed whether it helps to solve Pakistan’s education crisis?
The government in the initial stage should start out bolstering primary education and the rest should be taken by itself or by dedicated scholars. Building more universities is not enough to resolve issues such as the quality of education but the government should also focus on ameliorating the quality of education.
The prominent philanthropists with trustworthiness should be involved and listened to in order to formulate better educational polices. Also, young renowned scholars with modern current know-how should be involved too.
To improve education in Pakistan, we must improve the teacher training process. Trained teachers are important assets in the educational process for higher standards.
Usually it is seen that Pakistani children from underprivileged backgrounds do not shine when they get into higher education. These children do not get a good quality basic education and therefore cannot perform well.
In this regard the government needs to restrict the widening economic gap between rich and poor. If the government doesn’t give full attention on this issue, it will grow worse.
We must have a background where all children have equal opportunities to shine as far as education system is concerned. In this regard the government should make primary and secondary education free and reachable to all.
Pakistan needs to ensure quality education to all through the genuine mechanism including suitable curricula, teaching strategies and proper teacher training.
There should be less concentration on rote learning rather there should be more emphasis on developing student knowledge bases and determining their talents.
In general, universities or higher educational institutions in Pakistan do not emphasize on research-based learning.
Research in itself is a time consuming task. It is a tendency in our country not to learn from research findings and the current education systems in Pakistan do not encourage this trend.
It should be not be a surprise that not a single university from Pakistan has been able to make it to the best 500 global universities.
The government should bring in accountability for all involved in the education system. Pakistan should provide funds to stay abreast of current technological innovations that are taking place globally.
In order to compete on the international job market, content taught in Pakistan also needs to be present-time and not an old outdated one.
Unemployment rates amongst graduates are also very high in Pakistan. The economy has slowed down, government jobs have all but dehydrates, and manufacturing has been weaker for a long time now.
The Middle East used to provide relatively lucrative options, but new job opportunities, even at semi-skilled level, have become limited.
Most of the jobs created in our economy over the last couple of decades have been in the service sector.
By and large, service-sector jobs are low-skilled jobs, and they do not offer good career progression for sales agents, runners for delivery companies, sales staff in shops and hosts in restaurants.
Millions of young people entering the working age are going to make it even more difficult for young people to get jobs in a slow-growing economy.
The situation for girls is even more difficult. Only 20 percent or so of our female population joins the active workforce. For those who are looking for work, teaching seems to be one of the few professions that are acceptable to families.
With the youth swelling and in an economy that is not growing fast enough, restrictions on choice of profession further saddens prospects and returns on education.
Most teachers working in the private sector do not even make minimum wage levels through salaries. If economic returns are a significant factor in people determining if they want to get educated and how much, low perceived or real returns should depress the demand for education.
The demand for education is only not for jobs. Many consider education to be a basic right, and many feel that having an educated citizenry is a prerequisite for good governance and effective working of a democracy and society in general.
The demand for private education is strong in Pakistan. Most of them will not get high returns, but some will. When you send a child to a private school, you have a chance of being among the select few, but it will lead to disappointment for most.
Bringing children to schools is not education. The main issue has always been that of giving quality education that would lead to better outcomes for individual recipients as well as society.
Many children do not remain in school. In fact, many more would probably not even come if they had genuine anticipations about the returns they can hope for from the education they are receiving.