Education crisis in Pakistan



Education plays important role in building one’s character and makes people responsible citizens. Education is considered most powerful instrument, to eradicate poverty and also to make batter socio economic progress of society. It opens the doors of awareness and freedom to the people. People can get easily access to knowledge and can improve their lives and image to the outer world. Education brings positive attitudes within individuals and societies.

Pakistan is a country with four provinces, Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Among these four provinces, Punjab is considered to be having more literacy rate but around 35 million people are illiterate at present time in Punjab. Educational standards and measurements are very much low in most of the parts of Pakistan.

Pakistan is facing educational crises as the half of the adults and two thirds of women re illiterate. Pakistan has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world.

Pakistani government remained failed to consider the value of education in the country, which is no doubt a big need of time. Education is given much more importance all over the world in spite of our country. Here are so many reasons of educational crises in Pakistan; one of the main reasons is poverty, inflation and unhealthy atmosphere. In Pakistan, Education is expensive and everybody can not afford it.

Government schools and colleges are not much in number and private institutions are providing their educational services at high cost. Funds are not distributed properly to the places where they need to be spending on. In private sectors, education is much expensive and the poor’s can not afford those expenses.

Most of the educational crises in Pakistan are known because of language discrimination, in our private sectors schools, subjects are teached in English. Urdu is our basic language, known as mother tongue, in this sense, Urdu becomes neglected and students get confused in English and Urdu.

A very few of students get access to the secondary level education; most of them remained only up to the primary level. Most of the children can not go to fulfill their secondary education because of poverty and Parents force their children to work. Researches shows that child labor rate in Pakistan are high amongst other Asian countries. Most of the females in Pakistan are illiterate as compared to the males.

Government of Pakistan is not focusing on education crises in Pakistan, which is a big demand of time. A number of government schools remain closed all over the year because of negligence, teachers are not enough to teach there and buildings are also in much poor conditions.

Pakistan is lacking behind in education because of several reasons, one of them is terrorism. Pakistan is not considered as a safe country as students do not feel safe when in their schools, colleges. This kind of conditions are not considered beneficial for the country and are spoiling states of students as they are afraid of going to their schools and colleges.

Government and other public service companies and NGO’s must consider this critical issue seriously because education helps people making better societies and better societies helps country in improvement and development.


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