Early mar­riages and se­mes­ter sys­tem

The Pak Banker - - Front Page - Sana Iqbal

Iam a bach­e­lor's se­mes­ter 3 stu­dent. I am passionate about my ca­reer and I wish I get through it suc­cess­fully, but its so dis­ap­point­ing to know that most of the girls in here don't bother their stud­ies but are more passionate about their wed­dings.

I was shocked to find a dras­tic fall in my ma­jor class strength, it fell from 40 to 25 in one year.

I found most of them get­ting mar­ried. This fall­ing strength is ex­pected to in­crease fur­ther as I see se­nior semesters left with no more than eight or nine stu­dents.

At times I do un­der­stand th­ese hap­pen­ings, as se­mes­ter sys­tem car­ries 4 years bach­e­lors plan that ac­tu­ally forces par­ents to get their daugh­ters fixed into their mar­ried lives. Nor­mally two year bach­e­lor's do not let by­pass their age but in se­mes­ter sys­tem a girl crosses twenty three and th­ese early mar­riages ren­ders their stu­dious ca­reer in­com­plete.

Even in to­day's era of 21st cen­tury, each par­ent is keen to get their child knoted with per­fect match as soon as pos­si­ble. To­day 27 % of our women are found to be edu- cated. Its sad to know that our lit­er­acy rate is seek­ing a dras­tic fall that is lead­ing our coun­try to­wards in­fe­ri­or­ity and de­pres­sion. Apart from un­e­d­u­cated fe­male class even the ed­u­cated ones are let­ting their ed­u­ca­tion run in vein as they don't bring fruit­ful re­sults out of their knowl­edge. This early mar­riage sys­tem among women is drown­ing our coun­try into the depths of il­lit­er­acy.

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