Education is a requirement for any state’s progress and development. Every country’s progress is determined by how literate its people are and the quality of education they receive.
The current structure of Pakistan’s educational system, which is a legacy of the British colonial era, is extremely outdated and, in many cases, fails to meet the needs of today’s scholarly demands.
A decade after the 18th amendment, the structure of Pakistan’s educational system has remained largely unchanged.
Literacy in Pakistan currently ranks 113th out of 120 countries, which paints a bleak picture to say the least.
Our collective literacy rate is 58%, which means that more than 60 million people are not enrolled in school.
According to the 1973 constitution, it is the federal government’s responsibility to plan, formulate policies, and promote educational facilities in the provinces.
The federal government has taken initiatives to address the deficiencies in the country’s educational structure, and as a result, it has convened several conferences to address the deficiencies in the educational sector.
The first conference on national education was held in 1947, with the presence of the Nation’s Founder, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
“The importance of education and the type of education cannot be overstated,” the Quaid was quoted as saying.
There is no doubt that the type of education we provide for our children and how we raise them as future citizens of Pakistan will and must have a significant impact on our state’s future.
We must not forget that we must compete with a world that is moving very quickly in this direction.” This was followed by a slew of other education policy conferences.
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