Taking education seriously... By Annus
15 March, 2013
The word education is derived from the word 'educate', which means to "enable an individual to distinguish between true and false, good and bad, right and wrong". Education plays a vital role in the progress of society as well as the country. It helps to differentiate between right and wrong. The government is responsible for providing a favourable environment where citizens can acquire knowledge without any hindrance. As we are living in a global village, we have easy access to a lot of information as well as all the recent discoveries and researches.
Unfortunately, in Pakistan, the education sector has been neglected for the last 65 years. The teaching methodology in schools, colleges and universities must be revised from primary to university level. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) should be made an autonomous institution without any political affiliation. In the national budget, the education sector is treated as an unimportant sector. The minimum possible fund of two percent of the GDP is allocated to education, out of which most is embezzled by the ministry and its sub-offices. In the last 65 years, we have been unable to get rid of the thousands of ghost schools and ghost teachers that exist. It is now time to take the bull by the horns and provide education if we want a better tomorrow.