No space for growth
The education sector in Pakistan has repeatedly struggled to improve its standards. The situation has not changed and the annual results of the intermediate examinations are an ever-present testimony of the glitches in our educational system. Over 15,000 students are enrolled at the intermediate level. However, only 1,000 students from Karachi are able to pass in their first attempt. If this is the case, where do the rest of the students go?
Corruption has been rampant in our educational sector and its effects can be felt throughout the system. Instead of focusing on their studies, many students bribe the relevant officers to earn the desired marks. What is the point of getting good grades if students have to pay for them? Has the value of hard work diminished over time? These factors have led to a significant reduction in the literacy rate of Pakistan. A majority of students with good grades do not have the requisite knowledge. Those students who do have a strong worldview do not get the opportunity to get ahead. The education crisis in Pakistan must be overcome as soon as possible to ensure a bright career for students and uphold ethical practices.