Pakistan Needs a New Educational System.

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Pakistan Needs a New Educational System.

New York: The chairman of Political Study Circle New York Dr.Maqsood Jafri addressing the meeting of the executive board of the PSC said we need complete change in the educational system in Pakistan. He said in America and Europe basic education is necessary and free up to grade 12. There is one educational system. But unfortunately in Pakistan neither basic education is compulsory nor it is free of cost. This is the reason our illiteracy rate is higher than other countries. Had our parliamentarians got basic education, the need of fake degrees would not have arisen. We must make basic education compulsory and free of cost if we want to keep pace with the modern world. Dr. Maqsood Jafri further stated that in Pakistan we have three type of educational institutions. English medium, Urdu medium and religious seminaries. English is the need of time. We can not ignore its' scientific and international importance. It should be compulsory from the very beginning in schools. There should be one curriculum in all educational institutions. So far as the religious education is concerned it should be compulsory up to BA level. A unanimous course acceptable to all sects be prepared keeping in view the needs of the basic and universal principles of Islam. Private Islamic education being imparted by the sectarian mosques must be banned. The mosques should not be used for sectarian education, religious extremism and terrorism. The Ministry of Religious Affairs should nationalize all mosques and religious institution for the Muslim unity and Islamic renaissance. Professors of Islamic Studies be appointed for leading the prayers and to guide the younger generation. No sectarian teaching be permitted in the mosques. Moderate and progressive Islamic ideals be introduced in the public through these proferrors.Dr. Maqsood Jafri stressed on the need of closing all sectarian education in Pakistan for the safety and stability of the country. He appealed to the Prime Minister to take bold steps in this regard and set an educational commission to make Pakistan scientifically an advanced state eliminating religious extremism created by Madrassa system. Pakistan should be steered in the light of the progressive teachings if Allama Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam. We do not need Mullahism. If Mullahism is not controlled and contained , then there is a grim future of Pakistan waiting ahead.

 

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