My keen interest in educational reform geared me to write this letter. It highlights the “Educational Issues” in Pakistan. Education plays an essential role for the development of a nation. It is a global fact that nations have reached the heights of the development and prosperity by utilizing education and information as a tool kit. A review of the education system of Pakistan suggests that problems of access, quality, infrastructure and inequality of opportunity, remain endemic. Literacy rate is recorded as 58% in (2016-2017) and it’s just a figure only; valuable knowledge is well below par. Trust me, the Education System of Pakistan is decayed to the core. 

The population of a state can turn out to be an asset once it is skilled. Unskilled population is affecting the national development negatively in the form of jobless people. The faculty hiring process is historically known to be politicized due to which worth of teaching suffers. Moreover, People who do not get job in any other sector try their luck in education system and as they are not professionally trained so they are unable to instruct nation in a constructive way. Poverty is another factor that prohibits the parents to send their children to private school where the quality of education is somewhat high. Moreover, the curriculum is mostly outdated, irrelevant and does not accomplish the requirements of the present day. Practical knowledge is rare rather cramming is on peak. 

What I believe is that human existence without education is just like fecund land. Education not only enables individuals to do something productive in the upcoming future, but also plays a foremost role in shaping an individual to be a superior, responsible citizen and an active member of the society. An educated person with self-confidence and precise moves knows how to transform the world. Therefore, technical education should get priority by the government. I humbly request Government and every single person of Pakistan to contribute towards the education System. I guarantee that this is the simplest investment and will lead us to human and economic growth. Policies should set better standards of education at all levels. If other nations can reach to the top through education then why can’t Pakistan? Only education can alleviate the problems of a country because today’s students are tomorrow’s nation builder. 

MAHRUKH QAYYUM,  

Lahore, October 21.