Pakistan’s Education System
This Blog looks at some of the critical issues surrounding the current education system in Pakistan is at present. Education is one of the pillars on which Pakistan stands at present. The critical importance of education is hardly ignored in Pakistan that has led it into poor development in all aspects of life including the economy. Education in Pakistan has suffered a blow due to the infiltration of terrorism and violent civil unrest in different regions of the country. Lack of quality education in rural areas is one of the major reasons for poor economic growth in the country.
In the wake of these disturbing circumstances, education cuts across all regions of the society in Pakistan, leaving behind an education system that does not provide a bright future to the youth of the country. Lack of quality education has adversely affected by poor performance in various exams conducted across the country. The main problem in the education sector is lack of adequate infrastructure and insufficient teaching resources in the colleges and universities. The situation is worst in the rural areas.
Lack of effective implementation of curriculum and irregular classroom attendance are the major problems that are being faced by the students in the colleges and universities of Pakistan. irregular class attendance and poor performance in exams have created a negative impact on the academic performance of children. Limited access to modern technology, inferior teachers and improper teaching resources have also worsened the situation. It is said that poor quality and ineffective teaching tools create difficulties in understanding and acquire knowledge on a complex subject like education.
The educational system in Pakistan is developing slowly but the situation is becoming worse as the per capita income is decreasing. Government is focusing on improving the current level of education in order to curb poverty and improve the living standard of people. However, progress in the education sector is slow in terms of amount of curriculum, number of students with disabilities. Lack of resources and poor teaching materials have also contributed to the worsening situation. Limited access to modern technology, inadequate teaching resources and poor infrastructure have worsened the situation. It is said that poor quality and ineffective teaching tools create difficulties in understanding and acquire knowledge on a complex subject like education.
The government is spending huge amount of money on the education sector. However, it has failed to realize the educational needs and requirements. According to the research, approximately 9% of seats in universities and colleges are lying vacant due to lack of student enrollment. Majority of the students are not able to get admission in universities because of poor student enrollment record. Inability of students to get admission in higher studies has created numerous other problems in the education system including lack of competent teachers, irregular class attendance, poor teaching resources, improper teaching methods, etc.
The increasing ratio of illiteracy in the younger generation has also worsened the situation. Due to poor system and teacher quality, there is a severe shortage of qualified teachers. There are numerous reports that the teaching methods used by many schools in the rural areas are so poor that it makes students refuse to learn. The teachers are trained but they lack required qualifications to impart education.
The education system in Pakistan is undergoing serious reforms. Currently, the education ministry is focusing on providing quality education system. According to the latest report, only sixty percent of the students from Class I and II are eligible for the reserved seats in universities and colleges. There are numerous complaints regarding reservation of seats in universities and colleges for the backward class children. Moreover, the curriculum is being modified frequently to keep up with the developments taking place in the world education sector. A recent survey shows that one out of four secondary students in Pakistan have problems in passing the competitive exams.
Lack of good teaching material and poor teaching resources has also worsened the situation. The students are not getting enough practice while pursuing their additional higher studies due to poor teaching materials and less understanding about reading and spelling. All these factors are attributing to poor teaching system and students are not progressing in their chosen profession.