IMPORTANCE OF DIVERSIFICATION THROUGH EDUCATION
LUBNA AHSAN, ASST. PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH GREENWHICH UNIVERSITY
Nov 17 - 23, 2008
When examining any society, one of the most important aspects of its civilization to identify is the education of the youth. Therefore, when all in a society are taught a certain way to live and think when they grow up, the society itself models these values instilled upon them. Whenever the issue is raised about youth and education, we come across diverse classes who have dissimilar concepts about what is good education and consequently how one should be taught.
Each culture devises and organizes a course of education. Among prehistoric people, the family and the tribe played the most significant educative roles.
A variety of aspects of the customary way of life were taught by engaging the learner into adult activities. Religious beliefs were intimidated at a very young age in the tribal rituals. In more highly developed societies, the school education was devised as a special agency to enhance the educational process of the home and the temple. In each case the school was intended to teach the young those things which would point them to the kind of options which are thought to be best. In this way, the school education builds the formation of the society which upholds it.
The history of education is multifaceted. All through its history education has been located within public society. In Pakistan, the structural concern, nonetheless, lies with advanced and higher education since there is a growing number of adults turning to education and entering these spheres with the intention of studying for a qualification. In other words, first education is a never-ending phase of formal education, which starts in childhood and carries on nonstop for an uneven number of years, until either the authorized school leaving age or until the achievement of additional or higher education.
Education is important for Pakistan's progress. Despite recent achievements, the country still faces numerous challenges to raise the education of its population to the standard of our South Asian neighbors, and to meet its own social and economic development needs. Earning degrees has nowadays become a status symbol and the more degrees you have the smarter you are, and more successful, or at least that is the myth. However, this is not necessarily the case.
A university degree is a four year degree at an institution of higher learning. Here students can major and minor in a variety of subjects and get a basis of'' understanding for many topics. Also, a university degree is required for any further studies so individuals wishing to be a doctor, lawyer, or have an MBA must get a bachelors degree first. A master's degree includes an additional two years of full time study and individuals can receive a master's in any range of subjects. An MBA is one of the more popular master's degrees because it has a high earning potential without many years of studying. Only a percentage goes onto get a college degree, followed by an even smaller percentage receiving masters degree. This is because studying costs a lot of money as well as time, and most people want to start the earning process as quickly as possible.
The scale of Pakistan's education sector is more than 150,000 public education institutions serving over 21 million students and a huge private sector that serves another 12 million, presents formidable challenges.
Greenwich University lays emphasis on teacher professional development, textbooks development, and examination /assessment with the view to improving student learning and classroom environment. Monitoring of student learning through regular assessments takes place.
Greenwich is not merely a place where formal education is received. It has its own distinct life style. That is why Greenwich graduates always stand out in a crowd. We at Greenwich do not believe in restricting education to the classrooms. Our philosophy of education is more comprehensive, and aims at producing individuals with truly rounded personalities. While trying to equip them with the skills and knowledge required to cope with the challenges of modern life, we also make an earnest endeavor to inculcate in them the true Islamic values. It would not be an exaggeration to say that at Greenwich, the East meets the West.
The academia at Greenwich is trying hard to promote the cause of literacy and to focus on its spread to bring about a change for the betterment in the thinking and behavior of youth .Research culture has not only been introduced but is also developing. Conferences, workshops and seminars at national and international levels are a frequent practice to strengthen our capacity. We have also undertaken publications which include Newsletters, Magazines and Research journals.
Our courses and teaching strategies are fully in consonance with the requirements of university education in the 21 century. The teaching methodology is student centered making the academic exercise more interactive, and interesting.
The staff and faculty at Greenwich make every effort to make a students stay an enlightening experience. The faculty is always available to guide and assist the students in all academic concerns. We try to bring out the hidden potential of every individual student.
Our vision is to empower the youth of Pakistan with an ability to understand their role in the society.