27 Dec Remote Education
Life in a Pakistan village is marked by dull uniformity. The villagers follow their own old professions and some of them have to live hand to mouth. If you stay in a remote place, you are isolated from society and most of it their life is marked by utter ignorance of the important things that are happening abroad. Lack of schools, post offices, banks and no means of transport, no hospitals all these features are just because of lack of education.
There should be recommendations for improving education in Pakistan’s remote places.
(A) Low literacy rate low standard of education: Due to lack of resources and lack of awareness of importance of education in Pakistan literacy rate is very low. People could not give education to their kids because of low income and on lowest school fees they send their children to below standard school that is why standard of education is also very low.
(B) Absurdity of curricula and pedagogy are lacking to set goals in many disciplines furthermore, there is no built-in system in which one step leads to the next, to enable a student to develop a truly sound base for the discipline he or she is interested in.
Moreover each higher levels of education, there is no mechanism worth its name to help a student in gauging his or her potential or in deciding on a suitable academic career.
(C) Multiple of educational systems: There are many systems are working here, resulting is not synergy, but social division and conflicts. For example: – We have English medium schools, Urdu medium schools and religious madarsas. Student coming out of English especially good private sector schools, have little or no awareness of their religion and culture. Where as those passing out from Urdu medium schools are usually destined to work in clerical and lower level positions.
Religious madarsas churn out yet another class that are usually unaware of the world outside their own and, with their strong sectarian prejudice and little or no training in modern disciplines, are usually ill-equipped to inter act meaning fully with the larger society and are also historic at times in spreading sectarianism.
There should be improved training and educational opportunities for a student is in rural and remote areas.
Primary education must be free and compulsory for all boys and girls. Programs and services should be organized for their education.
1. Comprehensive Education
Cultural and Linguistic diversity, community access schools, supportive school environment , policies and frame works on education learning difficulties all these features understanding and their implementation can bring about many changes in our country. Then the rush for leaving the village or remote places and joining the nearest town and cities would slow down and improve their way of life. Remote education may enable Pakistan to accelerate the pace of progress and get rid of all the wavering and hesitation prevailed in the country for the last 10 – 15 years. This will smoother up Pakistan’s entrance and substance in the new millennium.