Essay No. 79:
Competition In Education: Competition is desirable in every walk of life. Competition brings out the best in an individual and a nation. Competition needs to be promoted to encourage merit in society.
Competition in education should be of the finest type to promote quality. Competition between private and public managed institutions should take place in Pakistan for the improvement / up-gradation of quality of education. Healthy competition can lead to an improvement in the quality of education.
In public managed institutions, the medium of instruction is Urdu. Boys/girls coming of poor, middle classes go to public school where the quality of education is not of a good standard. Parents in search of the quality of education send their children to the privately-School, City school etc. English is the medium of instruction in these schools.
Two parallel systems of education are running in the country, which goes against the concept of education are running in the country, which goes against the concept of national integration. In order to create uniformity in the national syllabi, only one type of education should be imparted in public as well as a private school.
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The provincial governments should ensure the up-gradation of quality of education in public schools and colleges. There should be a healthy competition among schools and colleges in the public sector. There was a time when there used to be a severe type of competition among the former Civil Lines / Railway Line, Islamia College, former F.C. College and former Government College Lahore, in academics and sports.
Ever since the nationalization of the former colleges run by Anjuman Hamayat-e-Islam and other associations, the competition has ceased to exist now/it is a sort of set back to education. The government through a series of planned measures should aim at improving the quality of education in schools and colleges under its administrative control.
Competition among Beacon House System, Grammar School, City School goes on and this results in raising the standard of education. Healthy competition can lead to an improvement in the quality of education. It must continue for the benefits of society. The fee structure in private institutions is very high which is beyond the reach of the common man. The government man slightly raises the level of fee but provide quality of education to the people. The competition in raising the fee structure should stop to ease economic pressure on parents of middle class
November 27, 2019