GWADAR: I would like to draw the attention of the authorities concerned towards the education system in Gwadar. The syllabus has become redundant and no longer matches the needs of the qualification or the skill set needed to match the requirements of the industries offering employment.
The education system in Gwadar is highly corrupt. Bribing and leaking of papers before the exams has become extremely common. Absence of strict invigilation and lack of repercussions allow students to cheat easily. There is no proper marking system in place either, resulting in unfair marks being allotted to competent students.
Corruption in the education system and low standard of teaching takes away the opportunity from the underprivileged students to excel at studies and prove themselves by seeking quality tutelage. Most of these students end up struggling in universities because of the difference in quality of education they received in contrast to students from other areas.
The books and syllabus need to be reviewed and changes need to be made in order to raise the standard. I would request the authorities concerned to look into this matter and take appropriate measures immediately for the sake of the future of the populace here.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 13th, 2019.