Education has always been given
up priority in a cultured society. A sophisticated social setup works for the
spread of knowledge to all without any discrimination. In Pakistan, education is
free up to the Matriculation. It is an irony of fate that education has become
the most costly thing in our soil. What is being delivered in the educational
institutions is generally called education. However, the fact is that education
is something else than what is being imparted.
Probably the masters of our nations destiny are determined to produce graduates
without taking into account proper criteria and merit. If this country continues
the degree awarding process without any contemplation or consideration, Pakistan
is apprehended to have cent percent literary in a few years. Such kind of target
of enhancing literary rate is ridiculous. The society needs a real educated
inception. Beside technical and professional expertise, it involves ethics
aesthetics, sense of obedience and discipline.
The private institutions have a lion's share in the academic setup of Pakistan.
During last two decades, a number of schools and colleges have been setup.
Thousands of coaching centers are busy in making up the needs of government and
private institutions incomplete work. It is very strange that in the declining
economy of Pakistan, the only commercially productive sector is education.
Teaching methodology of most of the institutions is faculty. It does not come up
to the requirements of the modern world. Private institutions claim to introduce
advanced methods of learning and teaching, but they fail to build up the vision
in the students. In the examinations, the students who are good memorizing
machines secure good results. This frustrates many. In this lot, who are
financially better, leave for abroad. It is an overall perception that the
sphere of education of Pakistan reflects the decadence of values of our society.
It is also the parameter of the state and working of all the instructions of the
government of Pakistan. The rhetoric's and inspirational speeches of our
premiers sometimes bring optimism and remove the thick layer of despair,
dejection and disappointment. However the change comes through practical steps.
"Action speaks louder than the words"