There is a lack of a uniform education system in Pakistan and the prevalent education system is broken down into two types of teachings, a separate academia world and the other is religious teachings.
In a documentary produced for “Pakistan Calling”, Alum Khan says “The dichotomy of the education system sector has caused serious socioeconomic problems for the country and there is a dire need for educational reformation”.
According to experts in the field of education, religious education is further divided into different schools of thought that contradict one another and disrupt the unification of quality education.
In the academia world, education too is divided between two streams, the English medium taught in private schools for the rich and Urdu medium in affordable schools for the poor.
A notable problem is that the two academic systems are steering further away from each other.
Bushra Bokhari, a teacher at the Beaconhouse School, believes that integration of the two systems is needed. Unification of the education systems and interaction between the products of each is ideal according to the teacher.
“The graduate of each program is different from one another, they never interact even though they are the products of the same society”, said Bokhari.
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