Education is the most important ingredient for the development of our nation. Education plays a vital role in the progress of nations. Without Education, we can’t be more productive.
Everyone wants a good quality education at affordable price. It’s basic right of the citizens of any country to get the free education. But however, the situation of the education system in Pakistan is not very encouraging.
In the Economic Survey of Pakistan (2016-2017), the literacy rate declined from 60 percent to 58 percent. In Baluchistan, the literacy rate is fallen from 44 percent to 41, while Punjab’s declined from 64 percent to 59 percent and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from 54 percent to 53 percent. Only Sindh remains stable with 48 percent. The urban area has 74 percent literacy rate than the rural area where the literacy rate dropped to 49 percent.
Currently, Pakistan spends 2.3 percent of GDP on education that is lower than all other countries in the region. If we compare, Afghanistan is allocating 4 percent and India is allocating 7 percent of its GDP on Education.
Moreover, Pakistan has lesser literacy rate than Iran, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Burma. The survey is determined to increase the flows of resources to the education sector by ensuring proper and timely utilization of funds in order to achieve the target of 4.0 percent of GDP by 2018.
However, Pakistan’s situation is worse because of low enrollment rates at the primary level. Teachers are not trained and even they don’t know “How to teach”. The outdated syllabus is another point keeping our education system backward.
It is the responsibility of the government to take solid steps to remove the flaws from our education system. There should be equal education for every child of Pakistan whether poor or rich. If our education system gets stronger we will become economically strong and stable both as a nation and country.