When education is inclusive.

Byline: ANILA ASHIQALI - Karachi

Unfortunately, Pakistan is among one of those countries where the quality of education has always been a conundrum. If this statement is put in numbers, ASER report of 2018 mentions that in Sindh, 47% of grade 5 students cannot read a story in Urdu (of grade 2), 75% cannot read sentences in English (of grade 2), and 68% cannot solve simple two-digit division. If education ministries are not taking these numbers seriously, then the chances to uplift the bar of education are very less.

One reason for such diminishing numbers could be that classroom learning is not able to contribute towards the learning of 21st-century skills. It focuses more on rote memorization rather than acquiring concepts and does not comply with the universal education system. Often children consider their studies troublesome and take them seriously only at the time of their exams, which results in the restoration of topics and concepts for a shorter period of time. What can be done to motivate students, to keep their interest intact when they learn concepts like organic chemistry or algorithm or maybe a simple division sum. The...

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