Co-education will be introduced in KPK Schools at Primary Level
Pakistan has four provinces. Punjab which is one of the most developed and big province in terms of population. The second one is Khyber Pakhtoon Khawa, unfortunately KPK has suffered a lot due to the terrorism. While the third one is Sindh, hit badly by the poverty, thirst and hunger. Fourth one is Baluchistan, which is the largest land covering province of Pakistan. If we talk about the education Pakistan as a whole is lacking very much behind than other developed countries. Pakistan people are very talented and brilliant but they are lacking opportunities and infrastructure. KPK government has taken bold step by introducing co- education at primary schools and female teachers to teach these students.
Education System of Pakistan:
There are three types of education systems in Pakistan: Government sector, Semi-govt sector and fully private sector.
Government Sector Education:
Government of any state or country is responsible to educate their people. In Pakistan the education is provided by the government of Pakistan to its public under Ministry of Education, Pakistan. Unfortunately, the education provided by the government sector schools are not very well, updated and up to the mark. Mostly poor people of Pakistan, who do not afford the expenses of their children education, prefer government schools. The standard of these schools are very low. Even the students do not enjoy the basic facilities in those government sector schools.
The conditions of government sector colleges are little bit better than those of government schools. Government colleges have good buildings and students have that all standard facilities. But if you talk about the women colleges, then unfortunately there are very less or even no women colleges in some urban districts of the country. If we talk about the Women government colleges, they are very less in number.
Irrespective of the class, every Pakistani student prefers government universities because of very much low fee structure. Almost every government university is among the top ranked higher education institutes in Pakistan. Government is spending many funds on the education and research works. If you talk about the fee structure of private universities, they cost heavily, even in six digits while there is a very small amount of fee in government universities. Higher Education Commission (HEC) awards many scholarships to the needy students to study in Pakistan as well as abroad. There are many merit based scholarships provided to the scholars for their PhDs, from abroad.
Semi-govt Sector Education:
There are many schools, colleges and universities which are not fully privatized. Like there are many Army schools, colleges and universities which provide the good education to the people of Pakistan. Semi government sectors charge a pretty handsome amount of fees for their services and education. In semi-govt institutes they charge full fee like in private sector institutes from ordinary students. But like in Army schools the fee in considerably less for the army personal’s children.
Private Sector Education:
Private sector education is very much expensive in Pakistan. It is impossible for an ordinary Pakistani to afford private sector education and the poor person even doesn’t think to educate his children in private sector schools and colleges. Only elite class of Pakistan educate their children in private sector educational institutes. Private schools are considered one of the best educational places in Pakistan. As only elite class is able to afford education in these private schools so they have all the facilities from playing grounds to the swimming pools. Here the education is totally in English medium. The private school teachers not just focus on studies but they also groom their student’s personality by arranging different kinds of activities.
Like that of private sector schools the private college’s students also enjoy all the facilities not only related to their studies but also the co-curricular activities. In private sector colleges the professors and educational staff are very well trained and educated. Unlike the private sector schools and colleges many students do not prefer private universities because they cost too much tuition fee.
Drawbacks of Pakistani education system:
The main drawback of Pakistani education system is that there is gender discrimination. There are schools, colleges for male students but there are very few schools and colleges for women. There are very limited numbers of separate universities for women in Pakistan. There must be the same syllabus in all the four provinces of Pakistan so that students may not face any difficulties at University level. There must be proper allocation of the funds in Education sector by the government. Government has to take solid measures to eliminate flaws in education system.