By Ehsan Ali
Education is the backbone of the development of any nation. It is a fact that the countries with an effective system of education lead the world, both socially and economically. The key to development is good education system. Pakistan is one of those very few countries where the system of education has constantly deteriorated. The situation at present is so bad that our system of education is almost near collapse.
In our country, students face a lot of problems during their educational career. They are the most unguided students in the world. Neither the parent due to their ignorance nor the teachers due to lack of professionalism are able to guide them. Lack of guidance is very serious problem which students face.
The purpose of early education is to induce in to the students an interest of education but children are taught by untrained teachers in their early stage, so they lose interest in education. The high expectation of families and absence of guidance affects the ability of the students.
They are evaluated in institutions not on the basis of their abilities but on the basis of social status. This discourages students who have weak financial and social backgrounds. Our examination system evaluates students not on the basis of their cognitive abilities but more on a rote memory test. All this is simply due to the fact that modern evaluation techniques are not applied. Due to non-serious attitude of the teachers and school management, students at a very early age get exposed to menaces like smoking and use of snuff.
I must say that first we should try to make our educational system better so that the education which a student gets gives some fruitful results. Government should make good policies for it and implement them in the institutions.
There should be training institutions, carrier counsels, workshops or programmed for the teachers and parents should also help their child in their education. In this way the communication gap between parents, teachers and students would be lessened and the problems of the students will come to an end.