Pakistan Is in an Educational Crisis

Pakistan Is in an Educational Crisis
Photo: Asad Zaidi. UNICEF. “Education in Pakistan”.

Eva Bredenbeek

Pakistan & Human Rights Researcher

Global Human Rights Defence

There has arisen a severe crisis in regards to the Educational Curriculum provided in Pakistan. This is caused by the study material provided on a secondary and higher secondary level, which affects the children's long-term development. The main problem lies with the score-related focus rather than the general development and ability to solve day-to-day problems. Furthermore, is there a lack of focus on creativity, such as creative writing, which is very important when focusing on critical and creative thinking. 

Many teachers and staff are provided with a training sessions to improve education. However, most fail to conduct or finish the training. This results in the same old, outdated school system and educational curriculum. 

For further reading and source:

‘Educational Crisis’. (6th of October 2021). Dawn.