Education reforms

1908

IT is the first time that a serious effort is being seen on the part of the government to bring genuine reforms in the education sector as well as streamline the religious seminaries.
Addressing the students of seminaries on Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said the government plans to synchronize the entire education system to create social harmony in the country. Indeed providing equal opportunities of education to the children and ensuring standard in the educational institutions as per the modern day requirements is the only way forward if we really want to take forward the country on the path of progress and development and willing to build a harmonious society. Present government as per its manifesto has made some strides and credit for this definitely goes to Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood who is determined to bring a uniform syllabus in the country and in this regard he has also held extensive talks with the stakeholders including those who operate the seminaries. Following talks with the religious scholars, the government has also recently approved Deeni Madaris Reforms to streamline religious seminaries which if implemented in letter and spirit will undoubtedly enable the students of religious schools to excel in the fields of their interests. We, therefore, expect that modern syllabus which is the amalgam of both religious and science subjects will soon be introduced in the religious seminaries so that their students could also compete with those of other formal educational institutions and build a career in different fields. The process of bringing uniform syllabus also needs to be expedited. Certain vested interests will try to throw the spanner but time really warrants that such a syllabus is introduced at all levels in the educational institutions which meets the contemporary requirements and enable our youth to compete with the world. Focus must also be given to the technical and vocational education as it is the key factor to help the country’s economy develop. Our youth can only greatly benefit from the industrialization envisaged under the CPEC, if they are equipped with market-oriented skills.

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