Quetta – Use of education by political parties to achieve their political designs is a major problem in educational sector, said speakers at a seminar, on Friday.
A seminar titled “Consultation on Status of Education in Balochistan” was held by Balochistan chapter of Human rights commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in Quetta Press Club.
Shahzada Zulfiqar, President of Quetta Press Club, said that imposing mother tongues as a medium of instruction will create loads of problems rather than improving education.
Imposing mother tongues as a medium of instruction will create loads of problems – Shahzada Zulfiqar.
President of Quetta Press Club further revealed that lecturers of University of Balochistan are members of central committees of Nationalist political parties.
Mr. Zulfiqar urged the political parties to stop using teachers and students for their political designs.
Tahir Hussain advocate, Provincial coordinator of HRCP, criticized Balochistan government for the so-called educational emergency.
“Privileged people prefer to send their children out of Balochistan for education and that reflects the failure of educational emergency,” lamented Advocate Hussain.
He revealed that approximately 300,000 students are enrolled in Primary schools every year and the number of students who complete Master’s degree is just 4,000.
300,000 students are enrolled in Primary schools every year and only 4,000 of them complete Masters Degree.
HRCP provincial chief condemned the private schools for running commercialized businesses in the name of education.
However, Shahzada Zulfiqar rejected the assertion that all private schools are bad. “Private schools have some positive contributions for society that can’t be ignored,” said Mr. Zulfiqar.
Educational emergency of Balochistan government has no time frame – Saleem Shahid.
Saleem Shahid, senior journalist, said that educational emergency of Balochistan government has no time frame which is not a good sign.
Seminar was attended by members of civil society, social development sector, education sector and other walks of life.
Published in The Balochistan Point on September 18, 2015