Ed­u­ca­tion and health in Pak­istan

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION -

ANUM TARIQ

THE lack of ed­u­ca­tion and health fa­cil­i­ties has a detri­men­tal ef­fect on the health and well-be­ing of young peo­ple. Un­for­tu­nately, they are both ne­glected sec­tors in Pak­istan. The young do not have aware­ness be­cause of the lack of ed­u­ca­tion and they do not get ba­sic in­for­ma­tion about their health and ed­u­ca­tion. The learn­ing ma­te­rial for grad­u­ates that is avail­able in the mar­ket is non-re­spon­sive to the mod­ern chal­lenges such as bank­ing, higher ed­u­ca­tion, en­ergy or so­cial and po­lit­i­cal af­fairs. Grad­u­ates are hardly con­cerned with the great changes tak­ing place in the world. This in­dif­fer­ence is be­cause their ed­u­ca­tion has been very poor. This is alarm­ing and detri­men­tal to the de­vel­op­ment of the coun­try. The young are the cus­to­di­ans of the fu­ture. The is­sue needs to be ad­dressed as early as pos­si­ble. The four skills of read­ing, writ­ing, lis­ten­ing and speak­ing must be im­proved in ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions. In­cul­cat­ing the read­ing habit and fos­ter­ing writ­ing com­pe­tency re­quire spe­cial at­ten­tion. Teach­ers, stu­dents, par­ents and so­ci­ety to­gether can help stop the stan­dard of ed­u­ca­tion from fall­ing. — Karachi

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