Education without Research

Komal Sohail
Karachi

Through your newspaper I would like to draw the attention of public and relevant authorities towards the issue of education standard in Pakistan. Character building and mental training based on sound education is the base of every society that makes people civilised and put them on the right track of progress. An educated nation always makes the country distinctive in the world and put it on the road of success in all fields of life. The standard of education is the most important thing that helps people to remain updated with the latest developments in all subjects and areas of life.
However, the standard of education in Pakistan is not up to the mark as we are far behind to other civilised nations of the world that remain updated and make amendments in their academic courses with passage of time.
There are several reasons for that and the most important is that educational courses are not being updated with regular intervals and second important reason is that there is no research involved. Research is not a part of academic course until Intermediate level and in some cases until graduation level. Students pass even Masters programmes without doing proper research.
Higher Education Commission (HEC) needs to make such changes in academic courses which motivates students to do research which will make them qualified and knowledgeable in the real sense. It has become essential to review and update the courses at college and university level and ‘research’ should be made a compulsory part of the academic course. We are lacking far behind in research in almost all areas of life which is a result of the old fashioned academic courses.

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