If we look at the west and all the well developed countries leading the world, we get to see the success in every aspect of life.
What is it that they are doing differently to be affluent?
What is the key to their success?
Over the years/Throughout our lives, we have experienced that only knowledge and education have made it possible for the human race to be as successful as we are now, but if we look at the success of human race globally,its unbalanced, not every country around the globe is fortunate enough the see the success the west is striving for.
For instance i would like to mention especially the middle east and the South East Asia, the people living in these regions are not fortunate enough to get quality education and by that i mean the kind of education that a nation needs to prosper in the world and to compete with the world.
The differences between the educational system of Pakistan and America.
Well for starters you would think that its stupid to compare the educational system of Pakistan and America or the west but actually its not, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan back in 1875 made a college named Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College which was based on the educational system of the Great Britain, Why did he do that? because he saw what we have not able to see till now that the education we are providing to our youth is no way as good as the education they provide to their youth.
The question is whats wrong with our educational system?
Just to calm you down, its not completely defective, What is education for? Is it to pass the exams and get a high GPA and eventually a degree? NO! its not, where we hand our youth the books to memorize everything that is printed in it without teaching them the real purpose of the knowledge and education, we tell them that getting a High GPA is everything you have to do to be successful and indulge them into this negative sort of mindset.
No application of education and knowledge
Where we can actually tell them to use the knowledge written in the books for not only to pass the exams but to use it in real life for Research and actually use their minds not only to memorize whats written in the books but also to think and think what they can do with the part of knowledge they have, because not only you get to see the application of the laws of physics and the chemical reactions that take place in chemistry, you also memorize the entire process and hence you don’t actually need to sit down and learn it all by heart at once.
We need to understand that the learning process we have preferred is going to produce machines which store data and information but no scientists and people who can actually go on to invent something new because that’s what they are taught to do. Memorize everything.
Why is that despite of having a degree a lot people are struggling to get jobs, because the employers want them to actually apply them selves to situations and use their knowledge to good affect and they don’t want them to learn everything in books and prepare them selves for an exam, because that’s what we are taught to do all our lives.
With literally having no idea of its applications.
We are far behind the rest of world.
Still we choose to not look at the world to better our selves.
The major difference between the educational system of west and Pakistan is that “the study pattern over their is different, Over here the education is based on the books but in america its based on the researches” – Says Dania ( a 16 year old Pakistani resident who visited John’s Hopkins University in America)