“Is Our Education System Modern as Well as Practical Enough to Eliminate Unemployment, and Thus Poverty?”

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“Is our education system modern as well as practical enough to eliminate unemployment, and thus poverty?” Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which knowledge, skills and habits of a group of people are transferred to a state of mind which is free from certain phenomenon and factual observations. This is usually done through teaching, training, research or personal experiences but most effective method is through live interaction with a learned fellow or adult as performed in schools, colleges and universities, for different age groups. An educational system radically refers to systematic and organized conduct of transforming an illiterate person from oblivious environment to entirely aware world, which is nationally approved and registered by a national educational department under intellectuals that handle the entire structure. Correspondingly each institution offers distinctive set of courses and their contents that are mainly referred to as the ‘Curriculum’. As mentioned earlier all states must develop a system of formal education that is provided to students at specific centres, for the country to establish itself on international level, if it is positioned in the race of developing nations, and thus to stabilize itself in all walks of life with high regard to economic sector. This is exclusively achieved when its literacy rate is high enough to be appreciated. For Pakistan, this point is certainly the peak of a mountain when it is at present positioned at mountain’s foot. It is certainly a long way to go with current situation of educational assets of the country i.e. a literacy rate of fifty-five percent (55%), clearly indicating the fact that around fifty (50%) of total human resources are “untapped” and economic progress is not possible in present situation. The United Nations has ranked Pakistan 139th among 152 participating countries in December 2012. The rate although projected to reach sixty percent (60%) by year 2015 is in...
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