Today’s education system in Pakistan is not up to the mark, that is why our literacy rate is very low, even the children that go to school often do not learn anything, be it moral values or beneficial knowledge, all because of the outdated curriculum.
If you ask a child, any child, if he/she likes to go to school, their reply will always be; “I hate school” or “school is boring”. Every child knows that they have to comply to whatever their syllabus is, they cannot challenge the system and they know that it isn’t going to get better anytime soon.
There are many reasons that contribute to our declining education system; such as our everyday school teachers, they only think of their job as a way of earning money, they do not take it as a responsibility, they do not care about what they are instilling in the new generation, they only care about completing their syllabus or course in time. They do not care about the individual attention that each student requires. Even their teaching style is unsatisfactory, many students do not understand the concept and everyone blames their teachers for their bad grades.
Another big flaw in our system is that it is based on memorization or ‘Ratta’, rather than understanding the concept, students must spend hours and hours memorizing books and copies as teachers don’t give any effort in making challenging questions based on the concept.
Students also face pressure from their parents because of their grades, they think that their child isn’t paying attention in school and is wasting time. That is why they have to increase their expenditures and also send their child to tuitions or hire home tutors. All this further dishearten child as they have to give extra efforts and have to study the same topics or subjects again, when what they should be doing is relaxing or engaging in physical activities.
Foreign countries are excelling in the field of education and are leaving us far behind, this is a serious time for thinking and some type of action must be taken.
I propose that whoever is in charge of the education system realizes the consequences of his/her actions and takes immediate steps with the help of the government, if not, then all hope is lost
I would like to end with Quaid-E-Azam’s view on education, he founded the country and his view matters the most.
“Without education it is complete darkness and with education it is light. Education is a matter of life and death to our nation. The world is moving so fast that if you do not educate yourselves you will be not only completely left behind, but will be finished up…”