Education is an essential part of life whether the life of man or a woman in the matter of overall development and growth. It appears to be on the decline despite the fact that there is mushroom growth of private and public Educational Institutions in the state and all over our Pakistan. The people from all walks of life barring affluent sections of society are hard pressed and are under big pressure financially when it comes to providing standard education to their children. So far as the standard of our educational institutions are concerned so it is not surprising that not a single education institution of higher studies figure in the top 200 institutions of the world and only six Pakistani Institutes such as:
1. National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad.
2. Quaid-e-Azam University
3. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).
4.University of Engineering& Technology (UET) Lahore.
5. University of Karachi
6. The University of Lahore, each of them ranked below 500.
However, there are 19 Asian universities in the top 200 including four from a small country like Hong Kong. The reason behind this is the Pakistan government, spends the lowest percent of GDP on Education sector.It is but natural that there is ongoing rise in unemployment of educated youth in our country. The measures taken forth so far to improve the standard of education have not yielded good results.
The education policy is, thus, required to be reshaped in such a way so that the educated youth who are unable to secure jobs in public sector are able to find other alternatives. It is must to provide opportunity to earn livelihood maintaining their dignity and honor in the society and contribute their mite in the overall development and growth of our country.
Zeeshan Nasir, Turbat
Published in The Balochistan Point on October 11, 2016