A very famous and renowned saying is that “If you want to destroy the future of any nation, no need to wage war with them; defunct their education, they will remain no more live on the map of the world.” Pakistan is going through that crucial phase in which the education department of the country is declining day by day instead of being modernized and advanced and that is why Pakistan is still considered amongst the developing countries of the world, although they have got the independence some 60 years ago. Punjab is the province of Pakistan which according to the stats has the highest Human Development Index as the literacy rate in the province is 60.8% collectively, and if seen according to the Gender then the literacy rate in male is 70% while in females is 51%.
What Are The Main Problems With Education System In Punjab
Still Punjab is facing a lot of problems as far as the education system is being concerned although a lot is being done by the provincial government. Here are a few major problems of education in Punjab;
- The very crucial and core problem in the education system is that the medium of education is very much different if compared in the private and government sector which has widened the gap of advancement between the two sectors, making the government sector very weak and outdated. Various educational boards like the British Board comprising of O-Levels and A-Levels and the Punjab Board comprising of Metric and Intermediate is creating vast differences in the quality and standards of education and the remaining damage is being done by the difference in English medium and Urdu medium teaching styles in different schools.
- The quality of education and the delivering style is not very much helpful for the students as the credibility of the teachers which are being appointed at the various government schools is being questioned and hence the level of education is declining. At the same time the focus on imparting the technological education is being neglected and still the students are being taught and forced to study the outdated education curriculum in Punjab which is not being revised according to the modernization of the time.
- Even in Punjab the gender discrimination is being observed in many rural areas where the government has been failing in convincing the parents to send their children to school, as in the rural areas of Punjab still the ratio of boys and girls is 10:3 respectively which is very low.
- The allocation of the budget for the education is very low in Punjab, as the provincial government has still not shown a very positive intent to improve the education level in the province as still a very limited and insufficient budget is being allocated to the education ministry of the province.