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“Combating Poverty and Outdated Education: A Call for Progress in Pakistan”


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In many countries, poverty has a lasting impact on society even after its end. Two individuals who have risen out of poverty through hard work and attained success are worthy of praise. However, it is concerning that both individuals discredit education and degrees due to their lack of personal experience with higher education. While it is true that not everyone is suited for higher education, and many individuals possess natural talents in fields such as plumbing, mechanics, and masonry that are essential to society, it is problematic when individuals who lack both education and skills resort to insulting degrees and promoting fake courses to deceive young people.

Pakistan is 50+ years behind in its primary and 60+ years in its secondary education targets.

These individuals, often called freelancers, lack the mental and physical skills required to create new products or ideas and instead sell others’ creations without adding value. Without engineers and computer scientists with degrees, there would be no Amazon or YouTube, and these individuals would be unable to sell products or influence young people. Intelligent individuals must protect the next generation from these harmful patterns and encourage them to pursue education and skills that will lead to innovation and progress.

In addition to the issue of individuals discrediting education, it is essential to note that the Pakistani education system is outdated and needs reform. The current education system is over 50 years old and does not meet the requirements of the 21st century. The curriculum does not match international standards, and students often lack the skills to compete globally.

Pakistan must update its education system to prepare the youth for the challenges of the modern world. The education system must encourage critical thinking, innovation, and creativity. Furthermore, the system should focus on practical skills, such as problem-solving, communication, and teamwork, essential for success in the 21st century.

By reforming the education system, Pakistan can ensure that the youth have the skills and knowledge required to compete with their counterparts worldwide. This will not only benefit the individuals but also contribute to the economic growth and development of the country.

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