In this era of science and technology, it is clear that education is mandatory for a nation’s progress and development. Education is considered the backbone of any country as it works effectively in increasing the human capital of the country. As Pakistan is an underdeveloped country so it must work for the betterment of our educational system’s standards that are dropping day by day. Pakistan’s economy will continue to deteriorate daily, and Pakistan will not be able to become a fully developed country unless the system and structure of education are improved or completely altered.
As we can see in our universities there is no proper education system. In universities, 80% of students have no practical skills and in the end, there are no jobs for these students.
What is an Educational System?
All institutions involved in providing formal education, as well as their faculties, students, physical infrastructure, resources, and laws, are included in the educational system. The system also includes institutions that are actively involved in financing, managing, operating, or regulating such institutions in a larger sense.
The educational system of Pakistan
Pakistan’s education system is made up of around 260,903 institutions (both private and public) that educate nearly 41,018,000 students with the support of 1,535,400 teachers. In this, the private sector runs 31% of educational institutions, while the public sector runs 69%.
Here we are going to discuss some suggestions to improve to worst conditions of our education system that will surely help us in making things better.
- Proper Student counseling:
According to Ilmibook the main issue now a day is that students don’t even know about their area of interest and skills. They don’t know what to do next in their educational path. There should be professionals who can provide career guidance to students so that they may learn what they need to do in the future. Parents should also understand what their children want to do with their lives and should not force their choices on them. If students choose proper fields according to their interests they can be successful.
- Staff training:
Higher standards for selecting instructors should be implemented by the government to ensure that they are teaching in accordance with rules. Teachers must be given proper training sessions at least annually to know more about the changes in the education system and curriculum. As a result, we will be able to focus more on improving instructional approaches.
- Ensure quality education:
We have faced a lot of issues in our educational system because of the different courses offered by different boards and provinces. This issue is being partially resolved by the resolution recently passed regarded the overall same curriculum but still, it needs amendments in all boards and provinces. Second, the government should force both private and public schools to empower the same rules and there should be no double standards regarding any admission or curriculum. The syllabus of the students must be revised on yearly basis to add more competitive content according to the rising trends in the system.
- Proper planning:
Planning is the core value of any competitive working and in case of any renewals firstly we must plan it properly. Our government must hire some professional staff to make proper planning for the whole upcoming educational system in advance. So that it will be easy to convey the new policies to the faculty working in the institutes on an early basis.
- Fairness of system:
Fairness in our educational system in the current time is a must to have. Cheating, leakage of paper before the exams, all impart a threat to our educational system but it all can be handled by proper check and balance. Proper monitoring of all the examination systems and hiring honest and competitive staff can help us in handling all these issues quite easily.
A multi-level collaborative effort between stakeholders, the public and private sectors is the most significant aspect in improving education in Pakistan. A combination of formal and non-formal education is needed to educate the majority of the country’s population. Likewise, vocational and technical training should be prioritized in order to turn the country’s youth into long-term assets.