Home / Blog / CURRICULUM PROBLEMS IN PAKISTAN

CURRICULUM PROBLEMS IN PAKISTAN

M Zia U llah

Falling education standard is one of the most favorite topics for discussion at our social gatherings. Everyone has his own views and experiences to narrate and ultimately, expresses the expressions of grief. It is a known fact that our educational standards are on the decline.

We have progressed in quantitative expansion but gone backward qualitatively, in the government policies there are planning and recommendations for the revolutionary steps but the progress is negligible. While thinking about education, the most important idea that comes to mind is curriculum. Curriculum is a channel that school administration needs for giving educational and life skills to students.

The process of curriculum development is facing serious issues in Pakistan. These issues are interference of bureaucrats, the absence of involvement of school teachers and the lack of academic skills in researchers responsible for designing curriculum for schools. The most important feature of curriculum is content. Students follow route-learning process, because the content of their books does not match to their educational skills.

There are some determinants of curriculum development like social aspects, cultural factors, basic needs, traditional and religious aspects. The process of curriculum development needs to be developed, designed, reviewed, evaluated, monitored and then to be implemented.

 Curriculum problems of Pakistan are lack of sequence, economic interference, disapproval of society, lack of teaching material, economics problems and outdated syllabi. Parents take it as a compliment when somebody mentions their children taking after them, but not when almost three generations have studied the same curriculum with little change other than a poor redesign of the front covers.

Understandably, the curriculum in school and colleges cannot be expected to encompass everything; however, students should at least be given a flavor of what to expect when they take on the avatar of practical life. They should be exposed to the on-going issues of society. The next generation should be brought up on ideals better than ours. Their curriculum should cater to the left and right hooks of the modern world. We need to ensure that their curriculum goes through a process of incremental changes for improvement.

In order to make students problem-solvers, our books must contain questions that relate to problems, we face in our daily life. By answering those questions, students will learn to solve issues in difficult situations. For example, while studying the concept of speed in science, students must be given questions related to real-life examples of speed such as speed of a car etc., so that they know the application of the concept.

I firmly believe that in countries like Pakistan and many others, curriculum development is under the jurisdiction of people who lack knowledge about the changing world and its needs.
Change needs to happen and it needs to be constant. Every six months, a new gadget is launched which takes the world by storm. Most developed nations are using e-learning as an effective platform to educate students. A curriculum design that would give students opportunities to think critically and acquire learning that is purely skill based is the need of the hour.

The writer is a student of media studies at Institute of Communication Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore and can be reached at ziazubair330@gmail.com

Comment Using Facebook

M Zia U llah

Falling education standard is one of the most favorite topics for discussion at our social gatherings. Everyone has his own views and experiences to narrate and ultimately, expresses the expressions of grief. It is a known fact that our educational standards are on the decline.

We have progressed in quantitative expansion but gone backward qualitatively, in the government policies there are planning and recommendations for the revolutionary steps but the progress is negligible. While thinking about education, the most important idea that comes to mind is curriculum. Curriculum is a channel that school administration needs for giving educational and life skills to students.

The process of curriculum development is facing serious issues in Pakistan. These issues are interference of bureaucrats, the absence of involvement of school teachers and the lack of academic skills in researchers responsible for designing curriculum for schools. The most important feature of curriculum is content. Students follow route-learning process, because the content of their books does not match to their educational skills.

There are some determinants of curriculum development like social aspects, cultural factors, basic needs, traditional and religious aspects. The process of curriculum development needs to be developed, designed, reviewed, evaluated, monitored and then to be implemented.

 Curriculum problems of Pakistan are lack of sequence, economic interference, disapproval of society, lack of teaching material, economics problems and outdated syllabi. Parents take it as a compliment when somebody mentions their children taking after them, but not when almost three generations have studied the same curriculum with little change other than a poor redesign of the front covers.

Understandably, the curriculum in school and colleges cannot be expected to encompass everything; however, students should at least be given a flavor of what to expect when they take on the avatar of practical life. They should be exposed to the on-going issues of society. The next generation should be brought up on ideals better than ours. Their curriculum should cater to the left and right hooks of the modern world. We need to ensure that their curriculum goes through a process of incremental changes for improvement.

In order to make students problem-solvers, our books must contain questions that relate to problems, we face in our daily life. By answering those questions, students will learn to solve issues in difficult situations. For example, while studying the concept of speed in science, students must be given questions related to real-life examples of speed such as speed of a car etc., so that they know the application of the concept.

I firmly believe that in countries like Pakistan and many others, curriculum development is under the jurisdiction of people who lack knowledge about the changing world and its needs.
Change needs to happen and it needs to be constant. Every six months, a new gadget is launched which takes the world by storm. Most developed nations are using e-learning as an effective platform to educate students. A curriculum design that would give students opportunities to think critically and acquire learning that is purely skill based is the need of the hour.

The writer is a student of media studies at Institute of Communication Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore and can be reached at ziazubair330@gmail.com

Comment Using Facebook

About Webeditor

Check Also

Rouge London Committed for Society’s Wellbeing and SDG’s

People are at the foundation of every business and we are concerned about the society …

1,275 comments

  1. You have made some really good points there. I checked on the internet to find out more about the issue
    and found most people will go along with your views on this website.

  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about Business Insurance.
    Regards

  3. My brother recommended I may like this website.
    He used to be entirely right. This submit actually made my day.
    You cann’t consider just how much time I had spent for
    this information! Thanks!

  4. This is very interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger.

    I have joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your magnificent
    post. Also, I have shared your website in my
    social networks!

  5. Your style is so unique in comparison to other people I have
    read stuff from. I appreciate you for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess
    I will just bookmark this blog.

  6. Hola! I’ve been reading your site for a long time now and
    finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Lubbock Texas!
    Just wanted to say keep up the fantastic work!

  7. I am in fact grateful to the owner of this web
    page who has shared this great article at at this place.

  8. Excellent article. I absolutely appreciate this site. Keep it up!

  9. It’s going to be end of mine day, but before finish I am reading this fantastic piece of writing to increase my experience.

  10. I was suggested this blog by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by him
    as no one else know such detailed about my difficulty.
    You are amazing! Thanks!

  11. Have you ever considered creating an ebook or guest authoring on other websites?
    I have a blog based upon on the same information you discuss and would
    love to have you share some stories/information. I know my audience
    would value your work. If you’re even remotely interested,
    feel free to send me an email.

  12. Aw, this was an incredibly good post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to produce a good article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot
    and never seem to get anything done.

  13. hello there and thank you for your information – I’ve certainly picked up something new from right here.
    I did however expertise a few technical issues using this site, since I experienced to reload the web site lots of times previous to I could get it to load correctly.
    I had been wondering if your web host is OK?
    Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will very frequently affect your placement in google and could
    damage your high quality score if advertising and marketing with
    Adwords. Well I’m adding this RSS to my e-mail and could look
    out for a lot more of your respective fascinating content.
    Ensure that you update this again soon.

  14. I’m not sure why but this site is loading very slow for me.

    Is anyone else having this problem or is it a problem on my end?
    I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

  15. hello there and thank you for your information – I have
    certainly picked up something new from right here. I did however
    expertise some technical issues using this website, since I experienced to reload the website many times previous to I could get it to load properly.
    I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but slow loading instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and can damage your high-quality score if ads and marketing
    with Adwords. Well I am adding this RSS to my e-mail and could look out for much more of your
    respective exciting content. Make sure you update this again soon.

  16. I used to be able to find good info from your blog posts.

  17. Hello are using WordPress for your site platform? I’m new to the
    blog world but I’m trying to get started and create my own. Do you need any html coding expertise to make your own blog?
    Any help would be really appreciated!

  18. I got this site from my pal who shared with me regarding this web site and now this time I am visiting this web page and reading very informative content at
    this place.

  19. Remarkable things here. I am very happy to peer your article.
    Thanks a lot and I’m having a look ahead to contact you.
    Will you please drop me a e-mail?

  20. Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your blog
    and in accession capital to assert that I acquire actually enjoyed account
    your blog posts. Anyway I’ll be subscribing to your
    augment and even I achievement you access consistently fast.

  21. I have to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this site.
    I’m hoping to check out the same high-grade blog posts by you later
    on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has
    motivated me to get my own website now 😉

  22. I am really delighted to read this blog posts which carries plenty of valuable information, thanks for providing such statistics.

  23. What’s up, I desire to subscribe for this blog to take newest updates, so where can i do it please help out.

  24. You made some really good points there. I looked on the net for more info about the issue and found
    most people will go along with your views on this web site.

  25. I just wanted to write down a quick comment to appreciate you for all of the marvelous strategies you are writing here. My rather long internet look up has at the end of the day been recognized with high-quality tips to talk about with my best friends. I ‘d assume that we readers actually are unquestionably fortunate to dwell in a fantastic network with so many wonderful individuals with helpful plans. I feel very much blessed to have encountered your webpage and look forward to really more awesome times reading here. Thanks a lot once again for everything.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.