Educational Ignorance In Pakistan

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Educational ignorance has been a major concern nowadays in the world. Most specifically in developing countries like Pakistan. Which tend to neglect the importance of education, as they are more concerned on spending up to 7 times more money on the military than on primary education as reported by UNESCO in 2012. Education is considered as a very powerful weapon that should be used by all countries, because through education all crises present can be eradicated. Crises such as violent acts, environmental and even financial issues. This education problem has been triggered by many factors from poor facilities and curriculums to terrorism actions from extremists like the Taliban. Preventing children from receiving education throughout their lives,…show more content…
This has resulted from the availability of various schools private or public ones, which lead to uneven and unfair opportunities between children (Bajoria, 2009). Jayshree Bajoria also adds that students who do attend schools attend underprivileged private and public schools accompanied with pitiable curriculums. Teachers may not be present and if they are, they are most likely under qualified. Although curriculums should be the major concern in any educational system however the government could not care less about improving the curriculums or enhancing the atmosphere that the students come to every morning. As there are no clean water supplies in many schools, hand-out books or appropriate seating (Bajoria, 2009). Moreover, the corruption in education has reached to the extent that the system is only concerned with elite students, as regular citizens can not afford the private schools (Fayyaz, 2014). This all results because the supervision on the educational system is already being administered by illiterate statesmen who have no background about an a sufficient environment that should be provided for children to adapt in (Rauf…show more content…
Since the youngsters do not receive the proper dose of education they need, the whole country becomes defected. Pakistan has a very high number of illiterate adults reaching 49.5 millions as confirmed by UNESCO, with reference that two thirds of these adults are women. The lack of education affects the country in every single way, through health as evaluating the causes and effects of a specific disease becomes difficult for a doctor to explain and much more harder for a patient to understand. Moreover health is directly linked by education as studies made by 'The National Bureau of Economic Research ' have clearly shown that well educated people have lower possibilities to be hypertensive, or to endure from emphysema or diabetes, in addition to that they ensure that they spend less time in bed unlike uneducated people. Not only is education associated with health but also economically, as Eric A. Hanushek stated in his book ‘Education Next’ that education is directly proportional to the economy of any country. However it is not only by attending schools, it is through fully being committed to benefit from what you are taught. That is why the curriculums and educational systems in Pakistan should be developed, or else Pakistan will remain as reported by ‘CIA World Factbook’
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