Priority education or roads?
Education is basic necessity for any country to progress and prosper. In democracies, it is considered as a basic ingredient for good governance and a basic right of the people but in our country education has always been treated as a low priority concern. We are going downwards day by day in the standards and quality of our schools, our education, teaching techniques and apathy of the those at the helm of affairs is visible towards education of our younger generations. According to a report titled “25 million Broken Promises” there are currently 25.02 million children between 5 to 16, who are out of school.
Those who are going to school half of them or more than half of them don’t make it for higher education. Yet the apathy shown by the government in budget 2016 is shocking. Only around 70 billion will be spent on higher education where approximately 250 billion are reserved for road projects. Seeing the condition of education several questions are raised. Do we really need roads or the quality schooling system? Does a nation progress and develop with roads or Metros? I will request government to take a look at their priorities in policy making, as the neglect to education would cost the nation very dearly.