Government of Balochistan has decided to install CCTV cameras in examination halls to bring an end to practice of cheating. Such steps are greeted with rejoice but before its implementation, the government needs to play a crucial role in eliminating hierarchal educational system. The children of rich are taught oxford books in basic classes and when they reach O-Level they are trimmed competent. On the other hand children of poor masses, in government schools are not taught oxford books even in secondary school level. Such double standards in society create segregations.
In first phase the government must bring equality between private and government educational institutions. There must be defined course that needs to be implemented in all private and government leading tutelage institutions. A significant portion of teachers are incompetent and they have not attended any teacher’s training because all of them are recruited on nepotism or via corrupt means. How can a low standard machine prove quality products? About 50 percent of teachers are not capable of writing a simple application. How can they be capable of imparting quality education? A society can only be made clean unless piles of garbage are lifted.
The aforementioned steps must be brought into action to eradicate cheating from society. The current instance of Federal Board is in front of us. The cheating rate at all Federal leading schools is of zero percentage, without installing cameras in examination halls. A student can’t dare to cheat a single word. Therefore, initially hierarchal system of education is needed to be overhauled; talented teachers are needed to provide quality education. Installing cameras will pave the way of employment merely for rich families and will push middle class towards unemployment, drug addiction, theft etc. These actions will further strengthen the gap between rich and poor. The resources that are going to be spent on installing cameras in examination halls instead should be disbursed for producing high quality books. The fate of a nation can’t be changed by installing cameras, but it can be changed by implementing a good vision through vibrant and visionary means.
Published in The Balochistan Point on February 10, 2015
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