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Flaws In Pakistan Education System Essay

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Flaws in Pakistan’s Education System

Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences; Vo. 4 No.1

Flaws in Pakistan’s Educational System
Hina Rehman*

Dr. Nushad Khan†

Abstract The paper aims to identify prevalent problems in the Pakistani educational system with a view to find out their solution. Education system of any country is meant to equip and facilitate the nation to pursue national goals and strengthen its ideological foundations. Presumably the existing education system of the country has failed to deliver matching response to the call of our national objectives and aspirations. Introduction Education plays an important role in political stability, economic development and social ...view middle of the document...

e. multiple system of education, lacking of adequate funds, inadequate physical and other facilities, poor examination system, dropouts, low enrollment rate, inconsistency in
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Hina Rehman, M.Phil Research Scholar, Dept. of Pakistan Studies, Islamia College university, Pakistan, Dr Nushad Khan, Dean of Social & Behavioral sciences, Islamia College University, Peshawar, Pakistan

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Flaws in Pakistan’s Education System

Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences; Vo. 4 No.1

education policies, aimless education, no free and compulsory education, political interference, corruption, , outdated curricula, poor management and supervision, lack of research, secularization of education and deficiency of professional teachers. In order to address these

problems, there is a dire need for the formulation of rational policies and plans as well as adequate system for their implementation. The objective of this study is to scrutinize the problem being faced by the education sector in Pakistan and to suggest possible solutions to these problems. Before we come to the more complex and complicated problems of education, let us first determine what education really is. The word education is derived from the Latin word “educare” which literally means “to bring out”. Thus education in a way can mean the bringing out and the development of all the inherent potentialities of an individual (Iqbal, 1981) Education is the constructive factor for any society. It open new horizon for the people to perceive things in different dimension. We need education because without it we cannot be a united and strong nation. We cannot properly understand our national aims and the way of achieving them if most of our people remain uneducated. If most of our people get education they can understand the value of unity and discipline in life. They can cooperate with one another in different fields of life. They can understand and work for their own high aims and those of their nation or country. They can understand and obey the law of land and become good citizens. Education can enable our people to make proper industrial, agricultural, and technical progress. Educated people prove to be more efficient and beneficial for the society. (Xenium, 2011). Educational objectives-in case of Pakistan Since independence, attempts have been made to relate the education system to the needs and inspirations of the country. In a message to the first educational conference, held in 1947, the founder of Pakistan Quiad-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had observed that We have to build up the character of our future generations, which means highest sends of honor, integrity, selfless services to the nation, and sense of responsibility, and we have to see that they fully qualified and equipped to play their part in the various branches of economic life in a manner which will do honor to Pakistan. (Qurashi, 1975) Various commissions and committees were established from...

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