We are living in a world where technology is on the verge of another paradigm shift; from phones to smart phones, cars to smart cars and watches to smart watches, we are now moving to Mars! Yeah that’s right, Elon Musk’s SpaceX is going to make it a reality in a few years. Well i just wanted to let you guys know at what pace the world is heading and progressing. Same goes for the education systems all around the world, those huge school bags containing numerous academic books are gone and modes of teaching have evolved.
The topic of my today’s blog post not just worries me but it haunt’s me to be honest! I’m sure i’m not the only one who is worried about this grave concern but now is the time to actually do something about it. Education in Pakistan is controlled by the Federal Ministry of Educational. The literacy rates ranges from 28% in the Kohlu District to 96% in Islamabad. In 2000 and 2004, Pakistanis in the age group 55-64 had a literacy rate of 38%, ages of 45-54 had a literacy rate of 46%, ages 25-34 had literacy rate of 57% and ages of 15-24 had a rate of 72%. Yes it is a lot shocking to know that people ranging from 15 to 24 years has the highest literacy rate. Well realistically these are the ages when you learn the most, but sadly in Pakistan it is the complete opposite for some children.
Children are not able to achieve their goals due to poor education and counseling. Most parents in Pakistan do not know the difference between what is good and what is wrong for their kids. But in some cases the children that are blessed with the opportunity to be well educated do not take advantage. Most of the students I see in schools, academy and colleges don’t come to acquire knowledge but to meet their friends and hear their awful stories.
What I am trying to say is that the poor education in Pakistan is not only because of lack of funds but also because of the students that are not interested in education. We must develop their interest in education in order to develop a bright future for the students and for Pakistan. Another factor is the vast difference between public and private institutions as there is a considerable difference between the two. Well English is a common and popular language in most of the countries or we can say it’s a universal language and Pakistan is getting a hang of it.
With the expansion of English language, more than 92 million Pakistanis( 49% population) can speak English language, that makes Pakistan a fast growing English speaking nation in the world. About 445,000 universities students and 10,000 computer science students graduate per year. Currently Pakistan consists of 260,903 educational institutions, giving education to 41,018,384 students with the help of 1,535,461 private teachers. Approximately 180,846 public institutions and 80,057 private institutions are included in the system while 31% educational institutes are run by private factors while 69% are public institutes.
We are still a long way back to revamp our educational system but small steps are our only way forward.