The launch of the Ilm Possible project jointly by the British Council on the importance of education in society deserves serious attention. One of the aspects of this programme focuses on equipping the youth with knowledge and especially those in the rural areas without solid schooling facilities. While Editor-in-Chief of the Nawa-i-Waqt Majid Nizami rightly said that education was the key to taking the country further on the road to development, Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal highlighted the urgency for a uniform curriculum across the countrys educational institutions. Linked with a uniform curriculum is that of different kinds of primary and higher schooling systems. Our educational faade has become highly fractured and unfortunately it is only further becoming the cause of polarisation in the country. A hotchpotch of schooling systems has ultimately given birth to different diametrically opposed groups in society. In our case, there are colonial eras elite English language schools, which only the well-off can afford. On the other end of this divide are the government-run Urdu medium schools and the privately-run seminary system. There are also a large number of private schools with untrained and unqualified faculty which have been set up by unscrupulous businessmen, where the goal is not knowledge but profit. This is giving rise to yet another generation of disillusioned and disoriented graduates vulnerable to exploitation by several anti-social groups. Overall our fractured education system has played havoc with the country in ways that is hard to imagine. When the students pass out from these schools, they tend to regard the other class with hatred and prejudice. When it comes to finding job opportunities a certain class rules the roost while others cope with unemployment and the desperate ones take up guns. Why we have not been able to enter the 21st century with flying colours is partly because of our failure to turn our youngsters into agents of democratisation and prosperity. Different governments in the past promised to work on creating a uniform system of education but could actually do nothing. The present government is no exception. Indeed it even has cut down the funds for education reserved in the budget by the previous government. Our journey into the future as a civilised and developed nation depends on a uniform education system.