5 Problems With Pakistan’s Education System

fatimakhan
Posted December 4, 2019 from Pakistan

Pakistan’s education system, comprised of six levels, is considered to be lacking in certain ways. From the issue of the underdeveloped and substandard academic system in rural areas to the low rates of female literacy, the education sector of this country has many flaws. 

The media and citizens attempt to shed light on these issues in order to fix them, but no real progress can be made without the joint efforts of every individual.

What are some of the most glaring issues in our education system? Here are 5 of them highlighted briefly: 

  1. The lack of awareness about the importance of education in rural societies  The greatest problem that has been affecting the education system since the creation of Pakistan is the people’s disregard for formal education, particularly in rural areas. They don’t see the benefits and significance of education, and therefore do not try to gain it. 
  2. The shortage of necessary educational resources The concept of ghost schools is not new in Pakistan. There are also many school buildings that contain no desks, chairs, blackboards, and chalk, especially in underdeveloped areas like villages. 
  3. Cultural boundaries A lot of people in Pakistan do not support the concept of attaining formal education. They are content with what they learn through their life’s experiences and what some religious leaders tell them. These boundaries also hold back those who do want to become educated.
  4. Financial limitations In Pakistan, private schools offer a better level of education than public institutions. However, not all families can afford to send their children to expensive schools due to financial limitations. And, when the time for higher education arrives, many capable students are left with no choice but to drop out because their grades did not make the cut for scholarships but they also lacked the financial resources to afford tuition fees. 
  5. Fixation on outdated and harmful methods of studying Rote-memorization, plagiarism, cramming, and accepting information without questioning it are all poor studying methods that prevail in Pakistan. Students are taught to mindlessly consume material written in low-quality past papers and book notes which hinders their thinking abilities and their likelihood of obtaining good marks. This negatively influences the education system and prevents students from becoming able to ask questions and think critically.

The above mentioned flaws are just a select few out of many. However, with the right effort, these problems can be eradicated. If students are willing to set their past paper booklets aside instead of rote-learning them, they will be able to reach better levels of being knowledgeable. Using resources like tutoria.pk to study will allow them to further enhance their learning abilities instead of simply relying on rote-memorizing low-quality solved past papers.

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Anita Shrestha
Dec 05, 2019
Dec 05, 2019

thank u for sharing

Wusufor
Dec 05, 2019
Dec 05, 2019

Dear Fatima,
How are you doing? I hope you are fine and doing very amazing.
These are key necessary, especially with the materials. It's just unfortunate. Are you a teacher?
Hugs

Jill Langhus
Dec 06, 2019
Dec 06, 2019

Hi Fatima,

How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your informative post about the education system in Pakistan. Have you thought about opening and running your own school? What is tutoria.pk? Do you know of Sister Zeph? She's an amazing teacher who has been teaching for decades now, starting from her own home. She's in a rural village somewhere in Pakistan and is doing a fabulous job of running her own school. She teaches girls and boys and also empowers women to learn new skills as well. This is her profile, if you would like to read more about her, and also to reach out to her: https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/sister-zeph

Hope you're doing well, and that you have a great weekend.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 06, 2019
Dec 06, 2019

Hello, dear Fatima,

Thank you for sharing your observation on Pakistan's Educational System. This is informative for us, too. I agree with you that the future of progress in educational systems are those who are students today who wish to revise and upgrade these "flaws". With women who care like you, this is truly possible.

Hannah B
Dec 06, 2019
Dec 06, 2019

Hello Fatima,
Thank you for posting!
Can you tell us what tutoria is and why you're recommending it?
Kind regards,
Hannah

maeann
Dec 06, 2019
Dec 06, 2019

Dear Fatima,

Thank you for sharing. This is very informative.

Paulina Nayra
Dec 13, 2019
Dec 13, 2019

Dear Fatima,
I hope these issues will reach the policy makers and implementers of education in Pakistan and that they do something to address the issues. In what way can these issues reach them?Don't they really know about these? Perhaps the students can help you identify the teachers who deserves to be commended and those who do not know to be oriented on non-sexist and inclusive educaton.

Have wonderful day!

Celine
Dec 14, 2019
Dec 14, 2019

Dear Fatima khan,
Thank you for sharing the situation of education systems in Pakistan. We have a powerful WorldPulse sister who is a teacher in Pakistan. Her name is sister Zeph and she runs an education project for girls and boys. May be you just look out for her.
I wish you the best and hope to read about your project soon.
Blessings,
Celine

Sister Zeph
Dec 15, 2019
Dec 15, 2019

Dear Fatima, I agree with you, we have so many issues that we need to fix to give proper education to you, our students, we do not have only lack of access to education, but also we do not have a proper education system in our country. Thank you for sharing this informative piece and let us keep working and keep raising our voice to uplift our students through right education platforms for them

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Hi Fatima,
Thank you so much for sharing about the education system in your country. The future is definitely the students today and thank you for sharing.
Have a great week and keep us posted on your work.

Andra Marasteanu
Dec 23, 2019
Dec 23, 2019

Thank you for your selection of main issues the educational system in Pakistan is challenged with.
indeed these can be overcome with people like you and Sister Zeph working towards this same goal. I hope you will continue your work and through your teaching you will reach to children and change the pre defined mindset.
Thank you ^_^

otahelp
Jan 16
Jan 16

Fatimakhin you really captured the essence of the flaws and mind you it is not only in Pakistan but even in my country. So many do not get or have access to information and are not ready to go extra mile to get it. others have given up hope and remain where they are. Thank you for sharing. it was really interesting.