Pakistan ranks 124 out of the 144 countries in the world in tertiary education. Mexico or Indonesia or Iran, even Egypt; these countries have invested quite a lot in high quality education. This is very crucial for any country’s success, be it economic or social. Unfortunately, Pakistan has not paid any attention to it. It is sad that creative thinking and critical thinking are not encouraged because of which students are unable to achieve any potential. We need to change we should pursue the model that is available in US universities where they follow a general education model. Things can change in Pakistan if there is investment in the education sector and rationality is given importance. This is not easy as institutions have to be persuasive.

RABIA KHAN,

Karachi, June 4.