Pakistan Education System: Flaws and Shortcomings

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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