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Compunode.com Pvt. Our ethical values have gone down the drain. As in most countries this is what is misguiding people against rational thinking and behaviour. He has offered a vide solutions of economic problems & educational problems Pakistan. 2 This study uses “progressive education” in describing the wide-ranging efforts––involving both pedagogy and the structure and management of schools––to transform American education during the Progressive Era. Pakistan is missing all these markers and more. Wanted to share this article on my social media newsfeed along with my opinions on why the points you have made do not apply to Pakistan, but not going to do it because I don't want this deceiving article headline gaining any more traction than it already has. I know you weren't trying to completely discredit this relation. There’s no shame in being Uber Driver. And Education is actually a slow process,it can not bring change overnight moreover, education is not something which solves every problem. Pakistan would not be where it is now had it chosen its leaders wisely and masses were educated. In countries we consider developed today, mass education followed development, not the other way around. R. S. Menon, Gurgaon. Silly idea. Yet another societal malady militates against the acquisition of even those skills that are needed by the economy. Dawn Education Expo 2008: hijan_itsme: News & Articles: 0: Friday, February 29, 2008 11:13 PM: Dawn Articles by Najmuddin A. Shaikh: Noman: News & Articles… Yep! Basic education enabling people to not only acquire skills to earn their livelihood but also to acquire and process information to make decisions regarding their own and societal progress is the foundation of development! In Malaysia most of the engineering talent is local, due to collaboration between companies seeking to grow & colleges /universities supplying work force. Every person learns from his day-to-day experience to remain thankful and submissive to his/her Lord. Education plays an important role in the development of the country. A Muslim has to seek knowledge as a trait to be aware of social responsibilities. Pakistan does not need more education but less. Same model can be adopted in Pk. If that had been so then why are those countries having 100 per cent literacy are facing problems. No society can envision development unless its citizens are formally and informally educated. At the higher ed level, Pakistan's youth needs more world class education opportunities to enable them to acquire the skills and capabilities needed to compete in a hyper-competitive global market for labor. It appears that you have a faith in SCIENTISM as opposed to a SCIENTIFIC mindset, the 2 are different. @SK, "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind" A. Einstein, Words for the thoughtful to ponder. Let's forget a nation. There is no need to overpraise or under-praise the author of this article. Compare various states in India and you'll see a direct correlation between literacy rate and advancement. Is it because employment and advancement are not based on competence but other factors? In many parts of the world, the law of the jungle or deep sea prevails. Appointing unelected people to steer the ship of state thwarts the will of the people, the very basic principle of a democracy. Pakistani have very good and strong culture.. we are not artificial like arabs.. we have big history. Revolution in Higher Education , The News, February 15, 2012. Signaling theory of degree aptly explains that degree purpose is to signal employee about suitability of the person for a particular job but not a certificate of some abilities acquired in the process. Ltd. (www.compunode.com).Designed for Dawn. Otherwise, more engineers, more unemployment, more suicide. However it is not so only with education. Your examples are based on war based developments which is not the lens we should use to analyze the cause and effect of education in the modernized world. While I understand the spirit of your editorial, it wouldnt be very responsible to put off education as a consequence rather than a cause. 'Development' is a multi-faceted process and human and social development is a very basic and integral part of it! The writer is right that Local universities are churning out generalists not commensurate to market requirement. Highly fallacious article. The Holy Quran refers to such people who say “…Truly, to Allah we belong and truly to Him, we shall return (2:156)”. Strange point.. i feel pakistani are the most smartest people on this globe. With education, an open mind, some experimentation and some calculated risk taking one can conquer the world. Great piece! Excellent and well thought out article. But shedding light on religion alone in terms of education is being unjust to the basic motto of education. which is nothing but based on some good and many mediocre engineering colleges. Unfortunately the current govt are at the same footpath shaming & gaining... public now we need to grow up!!!! Quality and Quantity should not be judged with the same barometer. Thank you Sir, for your kind and true comment. An excellent article, brings out a lot of extremely valid points. Yes - "better to be educated than not to be educated". Keeping in mind the dismal shape of 'education' as well as of 'development' in Pakistan, to talk of the 'futility' of every citizen having post-graduate education when large parts of the youth population are malnourished, suffering from stunting and illiterate, this artilcle sounds rather like Marie Antoinette's "let them eat cake!" The child may be taught in the early years that the mother’s lap is the greatest gift of Allah for an infant. "social policies would be needed to spur growth leading to appropriate skill acquisition." Education without economic growth or low economic growth would just add more and more to the existing pool of unemployed diploma holders, turmoil, political instability even coup d’etats and believe it or not more family breakdowns as well as child delinquency. With the help of China,Iran,and Russia I feel that Imran and COAS should approach the Taliban and Afghanistan government that it should come forward for peace talks. Itanagar is the state capital of Arunachal Pradesh. Vietnam is following the same prescription by providing excellent basic education and good tertiary and technical education. The only practical solution but we must also have to discourage people from goverment jobs or else it would be waste of HR in those non productive overstaffed institute and departments. Argument for the sake of argument is awaste of resources. Great Article. This is actually a superbly argued out point of view. Education is the skill set which sharpens strongest faculties of an individual possesses. It means getting your mind ready to accept scientific basis of day to day life and out of the darkness created by superstitions and beliefs. The BA and MA degree mostly are done in social Sciences, which cause a burden on country as the educated ones are not productive and willing to work as labrour. No nation can get the fruits of their educated/ literary people if the key posts handed over to corrupt people. Wonderful piece. Given the imperatives of time and the directions of the Higher Education Commission (HEC), online teaching is the way to keep the educational journey going. By providing quality education people are able to improve their living standard and make better choice in their daily lives. Prime Minister Imran Khan should pay attention to this article. The cultural impact is much stronger than the individual thinking and the literacy percentage is already slim. Belonging to the White ethnicity while she holds an American Nationality. It is true that education will have no positive impact with regard to development as long as our polices and priorities are misplaced. Taliban should be given some powers n ministries. We copy their advanced culture. Recipient(s) will receive an email with a link to 'Educational Reconstruction "By the Dawn's Early Light": Violent Political Conflict and American Overseas Education Reform' and will not need an account to access the content. Lack of character building at school/(household) level Mass education in a country is a prerequisite to any opportunity for development. Photo from Dawn Keen's Campaign (via Facebook) PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. In the midst of the power game, the battle against the rampaging contagion seems to have lost its focus. After all copying skill set for development require formal schooling. We can follow German model where technical training and education is provided to highschool students after grade 9. @Inshallah, .....you have big history, and that is? South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan all invested heavily in education which led to development. It must be widely distributed for awareness and comments. Pakistan needs more entrepreneurs who can invent and produce things that are required by 21st century world. So Aseefa was thrown into the ‘jalsa’ to make up for the absence of her brother but not in her own right? Polio vaccinations case in point, if you fail to teach basic literacy and science. Full scale literacy will follow suit... For economic development while considering the huge unemployment focusing on our own resources starting from hydel and coal power, Reko diq , tourism sector and housing etc. Mutations have created at least seven strains of the coronavirus so far. Universities need to be places of original work, not for notes taking and reproducing old stuff. They would have been more fit to do labor tasks. All this is not to argue that education is without value — it is obviously better to be educated than not to be educated. Let someone offer a better [practical] solution instead. Very much true. Please write more about this to clarify our thoughts. Yet no government since the 90's is willing to openly campaign for birth control. Pak schools and colleges are providing training and has left provision of education to the madrassas. Gratefulness in all circumstances is the first step in the direction of spiritual education. The Holy Quran invites individuals to ponder over His Signs...And unfortunately we have stopped observing nature and our schools are producing money making machines. METRICS of achievement. Quality education is prerequisite, it is quite unfortunate that most of our policy makers are educated illiterate. These arguments should suggest that the emphasis on mass education in the context of development is misplaced. Are these arguments based on some research or are these just random thoughts that cross your mind when you are unable to sleep? To take an obvious example, if an economy is not generating any jobs, training a whole lot of professionals is not going to lead to development. If … Most Islamic nations have no culture of excelling in education. They should reconsider this relationship. and also post-graduate education is also not a solution to corruption! We are not going through the same experience again. There should be annual accountability of the government rather wait for 5 years. I hardly like any post but this post attract me much. If you have a large proportion of young people educated to a higher level will it not encourage foreign companies to set up businesses or R&D in Pak just as the IT industry in India? @Iftikhar Khan, you Sir, summed it up brilliantly! Actually the approach to solve the problems should be educated and civilised one which s actually missing here. Would you prefer to make cavemen out of your children? Regretfully, more education is not going to provide an easy solution to Pakistan’s development problems. Foreign companies get assured to find the skill they need prior to commitment to invest. Answer is stone age cult culture which differentiates you other countries you mentioned. Writer is novicely considering only military might i guess which is a very narrow view of global affairs today! There are two types of education, formal and informal. Whereas poor countries exacerbate the decay with overpopulation. IT has been 28 years since frenzied Hindu mobs tore down the Mughal-era Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. It cannot happen without central planning. Is it not a corruption of sorts for a couple who can't feed themselves to have 8 children? One often wonders why in a country of over 200 million, with serious underemployment, it is difficult to find a competent electrician or plumber. Great Britain became a global empire when there was relatively little mass education. Pointing out that education in a vacuum is going to lead us nowhere is highly valuable to us. Gives a completely different perspective. And secondly, education is not only for the job market or for development, it is meant to make us better human beings! I started a school "The Nature School" just teaching the kids three languages,Urdu,English n Maths. PS: It does imply we need to invest more in basic education, early 10-12 years are enough to educate a child.... @The Joker, It provides certification and tools to get employment in society. Once there is good governance there would be good policies and hence the development. Alleviating this "stunting" phenomena should be a prime concern for powers that be. Religion has to be seen as a private matter confined to your home or place of worship. Corruption will come automatically, if one can feed and provide education. 3. Born with the Pisces zodiac sign, an American reporter and news anchor, Dawn celebrates her birthday every year on 25th February. For the top 20 % Abitur is provided to reach a professional University. In order to shed bad habits, spirituality should be incorporated in school curricula, and parents be made part of curricula. What is needed FIRST is quick and equitable justice for all. What ever the reasons stands behinds your truths and fears, yes any body or any nations can falsify these kinds of bitter truths with dedications, true patriotism and above all to think the nation as your own where you can only think about the betterment and nothing else. Dawn Farm offers a wide range of educational opportunities. We need a balance of eastern and western thought/practice. But if Pakistanis remain uneducated CPEC created jobs will all go to Chinese! The virtual meeting will be chaired by Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood. Assuming those with education degrees of BA & MA are wise people is a common mistake. In the age of artificial intelligence and genetic engineering, education without ceative thinking produces people who are only good as clerks. This insistence on acquisition of skills comes at the expense of the general education that ought to be the mandate of schools. @Tamza, Yes, intelligence is not necessarily WISDOM. Canada, UK and countries like UK have made original contributions to skill set of its people and to the development of their rational mind (intellectual gymnastic ). No body can guarantee development by educating our children; but there will be greater assurance that it would help some desired developments. Just see the case of the Indian State of Bihar. Overseen by the Air Force Education Requirements Board, DAWN-ED was established to help meet the Department’s future technological needs as outlined in the 2018 National Defense Strategy. Parents of >2 children have no time to teach manners to the children. This is a simplistic view of development theory. This mixture is not rigid but must change in tune with changing ground realities and environment. No government has taken grave steps to promote educatio because they have a fear that the feudalism will be in danger.Lastly, so far whatever is our education system that is substandard and impractical. I hardly like any post but this post attract me much. I think the author is making a fine point that the quality of education is more important than the education itself and it the lower education that is more important than the higher education. So it's not a 2+2=4 kind of a simple situation. As you said "Great Britain became a global empire when there was relatively little mass education." There is reduction in infant mortality rate also. @HisMaster : I am pleased to see, there is someone who points out the actual problem of Pakistan. The basic element of spirituality is required to be incorporated in curricula whereby the present generation may get a sense of all-encompassing divinity. So in a nutshell education does matter especially in a country like Pakistan. What a thesis, coming as it does from a teacher. Presently, Pakistan has about 2.5 million children in madrassas who are getting worthless education for any kind of economy. Literacy rate in Pakistan among males is 72% and among Females is 51%. It sometimes amazes me to see how similar the issues are in both countries. I therefore think that basic education for ALL is absolutely essential for the prosperity of any and all people! Universities are there for research and skill development only....and it should be expensive with scholarships for the deserving candidates in particular field with the very strict criteria...we have been producing bunch of qualified professionals who are not credible, and sometimes are not interested in their field. Would love to see your take on where Pakistan should be heading to increase development. _ In the 1920s America's big cities made public education tuition free through high school. The Energy Crisis , … The new campus includes a satellite unit for Ferndale School, which is a special education school. Very well written, and thoughtful for this generation and their parents. Its the mindsets that have to change!!! The examples cited are also imperfect on multiple counts including admixing primary and secondary objectives in a challenging situation like climate overshoot. There are many PhD, who has contributed nothing to country, no great invention, nothing creative and productive. They produced the best minds in biology, chemistry and physics. Without spirituality in the education system, the situation resembles a horse without legs or a car without wheels. and may be u r right. Pakistan has continued to produce many more babus than it needs. The 63-year-old actress lifted the lid on what viewers can expect on the e… ‘Justice delayed is justice denied’. Writer has left little room for criticising. There is yet another problem in attributing the lack of development in Pakistan to a lack of mass education because the key economic and political decisions have been made by well-educated people. Morality should emerge not from religion, but fairness to one and all. But it is a large part of the solution. During my last visit to Pakistan, I had to go to Hafiz Center in Lahore for a phone repair. Bulls eye analysis. We need meaningful and objective education for the people in Pakistan. You see the largest export of Pakistan currently is unskilled, uneducated labour. Can't agree more.. It derives from the state of the economy, its needs, and the nature of its growth. Education may help, it does not necessarily make you wise. What needs to stop is the copy-paste education system from western countries. This second type of education, the acquisition of skills, is what people need to earn their livelihoods. Thought provoking to say the least. This writer falls in to thd trap if: ‘mulk ki haalat bohat kharab hai’, a constant refrain in my memory of over 60years. Education or Development? They are moving to developing economies requiring specific types of skills. I am agreed. Western cultures following extreme reason are also failing to solve the environmental problems. Dr Kapany embarked upon a personal mission to preserve Sikh art heritage. Although I agree with the spirit of this article, I felt like there was a bit of overstatement. It amazes me that ‘smart-educated people’ exhibit the same behavior as the uneducated. @Wellwisher, "Skill development is second stage of education" It is the first stage actually. When people are elected like the previous two regimes based on nepotism and corruption the same people are going to make public policy decision good example is the current PPP government in Sindh. Dear sir, If you are not talking abotu human development then you are probably wrong. Excellent! That means not any education does the trick but education that transmits values and other such knowledge that empoers people to think and work independently. 2. @Ahmad Alvi, Excellent piece. Diagnosis of students’ prior understanding followed by carefully planned teaching sequences enables learners to grasp hitherto unknown concepts. When you make your purpose of education to have good job you cannot even develop yourself. Given the above, why do poor people in Pakistan acquire any education at all? I beg to differ. Education is only useful to the POWERFUL in a DYSFUNCTIONAL society run by overlords that an ENTRENCHED MACHIAVELLIAN ELITE. More often than not money starts pouring in from somewhere first, then comes high quality education. A right mixture of these two is necessary for building a prosperous society. Proudness(know all), corruption, inexperience, and sometimes too strong focus on religion of the so called educated leadership have been the worst problem than the uneducated mass. External powers have determined the Arabs’ fate. What a very interesting article. Today, with universal education, it is a minor player in the global system. In the jungle, the lion is known to be king because of its might and violent behaviour. "It is no surprise that we have many highly skilled technicians who appear intellectually stunted. Only free market capitalism can cure our problems. Why have they been making very poor decisions despite their excellent educations? The Islamic core belief starts with "Iqra" Read or Educate Yourself! Indeed ‘education’ ie degrees will not be enough. The problem of an ever developing state is a lingering frustration around a sub par performance in every institutional front. Uneducated lot make bad choices while educated ones would make good choices. We have no such advantages, so if we think we can develop economically while neglecting the development of our Human Resources, we are living in fools' paradise. Therefore, spirituality should be part and parcel of the whole education system. Is ignorance the solution? If one is mighty, strong and powerful, then one is considered great. There are individuals who speak of justice and tolerance but behave like tyrants. So that the masses at least have the ability to reason and make wise decision and choose their leaders wisely which will create jobs and economic stability in the long run. We wait for some masiha to come and correct us. if another 10% becomes educated, the system will change. There is a universal rule equally applicable to every age and nation. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela. As more credential holders come into the market, selection will sway towards quality vs. just a degree. This articles sounds beside the point! Try to save CPEC and make it a success. That sad event was ... 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I suggest that besides basic education we need to provide vocation focused education to our citizens to help themselves not only locally but also overseas that would eventually contribute to Pakistani economy. Teachers are like prophets in society to impart values. In the 80's we used to see tv ads for '2 children are good'. Why is the system dysfunctional which creates such stunting? If we have surgeons for accountants and engineers for surgeons etc., that would create the havoc that we see around us today. Pakistan has not invested even the minimum amount of funds in basic education over the decades and that is why you have a big chunk of the school going age population attending and getting indoctrinated by the madrassa type organizations that have jumped in to fill the gap. (1) established & expanded operations in the context of the English legal & commercial system, familiar to foreign investors; (2) political & social stability, since independence; (3) a geographic location in the heart of SE Asia & equidistant to China & India; (4) a largely English-speaking population, (5) world-class infrastructure- ports, airport, highways etc. All these fuss boils to the fact that it is the moral education on which the facade of development can be built. 4. What a stupid statement regardless what came first? Dr. Munish Kumar holds the bible for his wife. The writer has a wide view over the socio economic conditions of Pakistan. Real purpose of education should be to make human rational and enlightened. By comparison, many countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia with similar education levels at the outset have greatly outpaced Pakistan. For this purpose one needs to know how to copy. Consequences for corruption must be severe and prompt. I agree with the author that "Good Policy Choices" are more important than the emphasis on higher education, however, an educated citizenry will help make "Good Policy Choices". education is important not just to get a job,but to fight aganist all types of indoctrinations which are useless to the individual and the society. Only education can do that irrespective of society. Similarly, in the deep sea a big fish eats up smaller fish. The author is correct. You dont need a degree to do the right thing. We should be familiar with this phenomenon having seen huge numbers of Pakistani professionals emigrating in search of jobs. So without individual development no society can move forward. It needs to be accompanied by sensible socio-economic policy, One should be educated rather than be literate - by just making people able to read and write won’t help - hence the issue with our current educational system where no sense prevails. Pakistan has an educational system that is failing to provide them with basic literacy. My thoughts exactly, and I would have struggled to put them in so nicely. Wonderful thought! During the early childhood years, spiritual education can be imparted more easily as the child’s involvement with the outer world is not so much. Now, I got the answer that why I didn't get a job in last 5 years despite having an engineering graduation. @Aimal, Newspaper Web Archive. Why study in the first place when you can purchase any degree from the market for a price? Chomsky’s audience was made aware that he panders to no one. Click the links below to learn more: Dawn Farm Education Series Dawn Farm Teens Using Drugs Series Addiction and Recovery News Helpful articles Try researching the subtle but salient DIFFERENCES. A similar thing should be done in Pakistan. These same corrupt and inept people then make policy for our education sector and they also run our Finance Division and FBR like Ishaq Dar. 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