Need for educational reforms

Published: November 15, 2019

KARACHI: The acceptance of wrongdoings in our nation is growing by the day. Elimination of the terrible things from our society seems impossible if we continue to live under a system where justice is delayed. There is no sign of merit. Rather the population figures of the cities and provinces account for unequal quota in government jobs, where the law abiding citizens are afraid to lodge their complaints in accordance with the state laws and courts. Most of the government schools are in a dismal state, and government libraries are abandoned. Newspapers have become billboards for brands and food is adulterated. The country suffers from many societal problems and no one bats an eyelid at the sight of wrongdoings. Rather, they indulge in it in order to line their own pockets. The country has become a battleground for individual survival.

The education system is the key pillar of any great nation. Unfortunately, our education system is kept as it was in the 1990s due to which there is a dire need for reforms. But no ruling party is serious in making or implementing it. Most of the teachers in rural areas are not qualified; I myself have personally seen that people are willing to send their children to school and want them to be educated. However they refrain from sending them to government schools of their respected areas because proper teaching and guidance are absent from these institutions. What I mean to say is that the condition of our nation cannot be improved unless we take bold actions towards educational reforms. If we want our coming generation to succeed we have to think and act seriously about our education system which is currently on crutches. It is time to act to stop the falling standard of education.

Fawad Khan

Published in The Express Tribune, November 15th, 2019.

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