. . . . . Hypocrisy Thy Name is . . . . . منافقت . . . . .

آئین جواں مرداں حق گوئی و بے باکی..اللہ کے بندوں کو آتی نہیں روباہی...Humanity is declining by the day because an invisible termite, Hypocrisy منافقت eats away human values instilled in human brain by the Creator. I dedicate my blog to reveal ugly faces of this monster and will try to find ways to guard against it. My blog will be objective and impersonal. Commentors are requested to keep sanctity of my promise.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Education System in Pakistan پاکستان کا تعلیمی نظام ۔

میں نے اسی بلاگ پر 22 دسمبر کو اپنے پیارے ملک کے نظام تعلیم کا مختصر ذکر کیا تھا اور خلاف توقوع کسی نے تبصرہ نہ کیا مگر اب کسی اور حوالے سے ہمارے نظام تعلیم کا ذکر چھڑ گیا ہے تو پرانے حوالہ کا اعیادہ بےجا نہ ہو گا۔ پہلا ذار انگریزی میں تھا۔

ہمارے ہاں (بالخصوص اسلام آباد میں) کچھ والدین اپنے بچوں کو انتہائی مہنگے مدرسوں میں داخل کرانا ضروری سمجھتے ہیں اور پھر مختلف محفلوں ذکر کرنا نہیں بھولتے کہ ان کے بچے فلاں مدرسہ میں پڑھتے ہیں۔ ان مدرسوں میں تعلیم کا معیار ان کے اخراجات کے مقابلہ میں بہت کم ہے۔ پچھلے نتائج کے مطابق ان مدرسوں کے طلبا یا طالبات بورڈ یا یونیورسٹی میں کوئی زیادہ نمایاں حیثیئت حاصل نہیں کر سکے ۔ نمایاں حیثئت عام مدرسوں کے طلبا و طالبات ہی کی آتی ہیں ۔ اس سے سوال سے بچنے کے لئے ان مدرسوں نے او لیول اور اے لیول شروع کر دیا ہے۔ میں نے کچھ والدین سے اتنی زیادہ فیس ادا کرنے کی وجہ پوچھی تو کوئی خاطر خواہ جواب نہ ملا۔ میرا ذاتی مشاہدہ یہ ہے کہ ایسے مدرسوں میں پڑھنے والے بچوں کے والدین روزانہ اپنے بچوں کو پڑھاتے اور ان کا ہوم ورک کراتے ہیں۔

مسئلہ یہ نہیں جن لگوں کے پاس وافر دولت ہے وہ جہاں چاہیں بچوں ک پرذائیں لیکن میرے جیسے لوگ اپنے بچوں کو مہگے مدرسوں میں داخل کرا کے کیوں اپنے آپ کو مصیبت میں ڈالتے ہیں۔
Is it not an other form of Hypocrisy ?


  • At 1:17 am, Blogger Asma said…

    Assalam o alaykum w.w!

    Well regarding this educational systems, I again agree to the point you’ve made here, especially in background of the educational institutions in Islamabad. I would comment here in perspective of Islamabad, mainly. In Islamabad, model schools and college, as well as Federal Govt. schools and colleges are the institutions having the highest ratio of students from Islamabad, and then come private schools. The fees of model schools range from Rs. 400 to 500[till matric to college level], while of Federal Govt. [F.G.] schools and colleges, it’s roughly from Rs. 100 to 300. While for private schools in Islamabad, this amount varies in thousands of rupees.

    Well, now coming to the main topic, people take pride in saying that my son/daughter [children] is studying in say Headstart [a school earning Rs. 2000 to quite high sums] per child, irrespective if s/he is studying in Montessori or doing A-levels, or other schools as OPF, City, Beacon house and yet many others. And then that’s not enough, these children are also going for tuitions [3-4 hrs] for all major and minor subjects giving Rs. 1500 and more for each subject. OK, people who can afford these sums, they should go for it if it can make their child’s future. But even people from upper middle class [and growing trend in lower middle class] also want to do the same, just for the sake of their status among the people they meet and interact.

    This is for sure hypocrisy, going for what you cannot afford, just for the sake of status and superiority amongst the circles you move in.

    In my personal opinion, I pursued my education from model schools and if compared to any other school student, I scored A + grades throughout my career, and that is at least a good record. . Our class of FSc [Pre - engineering] had around 80 students, and they were the cream of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, [as most of the girls passing out from matric apply in FG College F-7-2, one of the best colleges of Islamabad] and as far as I remember there was hardly any girl who joined in from the so-called private high rated schooling systems.

    So, I would say what‘s the benefit of spending such huge amounts and getting such low grades. From the leading two private schooling systems, I do not remember seeing any position in the board ever. So, they have now turned their wheels towards GCSE system, as govt and semi-govt. schools are not offering O & A-levels.

    My father’s a mathematics professor, and few years back he used to teach in a tuition center of his friend, where children used to come from these private schools, mainly. My father use to tell us that ask any child about the geography and history of [say] Norway, they would tell you every tit & bit, but if you’ll ask where is khushab? They would ask what is khushaab? Same is the case with the general information regarding Islamic studies, Urdu and other such Pakistani subjects. [I’m not talking for the O & A Levels, but major constituent of private schools]. In OPF, to my knowledge till now, they had ceased to teach Arabic as students were opting for either French or arts.

    So, slowly but consistently, the coming up youth is turning more westernized and less and less Pakistanis. We are, ourselves, pulling their young minds away from our roots, our Deen, our history & geography, and from our country.

    This is nothing but hypocrisy, to which we are falling prey, day by day!

    May Allah help us, and pull us out of this web, we are weaving around us!

    Wassalam & Allah hafiz

    [It’s a post in itself, sorry for such a huge comment, some times I get very emotional and offtracked!]

  • At 4:10 am, Blogger جہانزیب said…

    We need to change this view goverment has to take steps in regard to this to make feel people we are best as it we are.
    I belong to a village in pakistan studied from my village and then to nearest city and after that when i was in first year of college there were fellows from all best schools in the city my medium was urdu till high school that suddenly changed to english in college and in begining when i use to look at other fellows those who came from english medium background use to know every thing(seems like cuz they already knew it in high school)but in the long run i saw we were better than them in studies later on but people around always use to appritiate those who belonged to an expensive schools.
    again the same thing we made up this thing just to prdie ourself like if a student from a village who speaks reads in urdu and his mother tongue goes to let say ISSB he has to speak english?????? i never understand what kind of crap is this how do you expect a youngster speaks english fluently here i can put up my personal experience as i belong to sargodha so every parent wants his son to get addmission in Cadet college so did my parents wanted for me.
    i was in grade 8th passed the written test and went to interview now i was in a village studying there living there where people barely speaks urdu forget about english and interview was in english. Can some some explain it to me what make any one thinks that i could speak english in grade 8.
    so this is the atitude that brings up this infriorty complex then during my education in karachi once i had experience to teach a kid of grade 6th he caould speak english fluently but did not know how to add up and divide and my cousin in garde 4 can do much complecated questions very easily but when it come to society the one who dosnt know to add up will be preferd instead of my cousin who knew it well but only thing can not speak english.
    i never felt in any complex instead i feel proud once one of my friend was trying to make fun of this when i was in academy and i told him "my friend doesnt matter i belong to a village and studied there what does matter is i am here with you and better than you in studies its a shame for you not for me "

  • At 4:12 am, Blogger جہانزیب said…

    Oh sorry
    so i think thats the reason a parent who can not afford expansive schools is forced to put his child in a school just to secure his future.

  • At 10:16 am, Blogger Hypocrisy Thy Name said…

    Wa alaikum-us-Salaam Asma

    It appears I threw a missile on the dam and gushed out a flood of water but clean pure water. I am glad to know that even in Islamabad we have young ones whose thoughts are pure. Let me give some credit to your good father. Mathematics is logic and your father, being a mathematician, has induced logic in you. I fully agree with you. It is fault of the parents to hypocrite their children by sending them to class-conscious schools.

    The monthly fees in so-called high class schools ranges from Rs 3,000 to 10,000. Most of these are owned by waderas, civilian and military (Beacon House chain is owned by Khurshid Mehmud Kasuri’s family). Nearly all the government schools and colleges in Islamabad have good standard of education. F.G. Girls College F-7/2 and Islamabad College for Girls F-6 are at top among girls colleges. I have one daughter and two sons. My daughter studied in F-7/2 college. She used to come from Wah Cantt by bus starting at 6 AM daily. She passed M. Sc Applied Psychology and was good at clinical advice but relinquished getting fed up with hypocrisy. Being good in computerisatio, she is now Global Coordinator with a software development company. My sons also studied in ordinary schools. Elder, Zakaria (http://www.zackvision.com/weblog/) topped all the four exams of Engineering University Lahore, worked in R & D for four years and then went to USA where he passed M S (Electrical & Computer Engineering) from Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta with GPA 3.96 out of 4, and is now near completing Ph D (Electrical Engineering). Younger passed MBA from IBA Karachi then worked for three years then went to UK where he passed M. Sc Finance and is working with a multi-national company as Audit Manager.

    The unfortunate fact is that we as a nation do not strive to improve ourselves through education and hard work but try all sorts of short-cuts. We do not even learn from our stumbling many times.

    [It’s a post in itself, sorry for such a huge comment, some times I get very emotional and offtracked!]

    You may have become emotional as, sometimes, it is necessary but you were not off-tracked, not at all.

    For Jahanzeb:

    You have described the real scenario. The so called aristocrats of civil and military bureaucracy are all suffering from some sort of inferiority complex which they try to exhibit as superiority. You made me recall when I thought of getting my son Zakaria (http://www.zackvision.com/weblog/) admitted in Cadet College Hassanabdal. After test and interview, I went to a senior teacher of the Cadet College for his views. He asked, "Where is your son studying and how is he in his studies?” I told him, “ He is in Sir Syed School Wah cantt and is always second from top in examinations.” That teacher advised me to let Zakaria continue in Sir Syed School. So I did.

    Regarding villagers, many of my classmates at Engineering college Lahore in 1950s were from villages who could not speak English fluently but made good grades and rose high in the profession. I have worked with Chinese, German, French, Czechoslovakian and Yugoslavian engineering experts none of whom could speak English fluently while most didn’t know English and used interpretors.

    The unfortunate fact is that we as a nation do not strive to improve ourselves through education and hard work but try all sorts of short-cuts. We do not even learn from our stumbling many times.

    Young people like you should make efforts to improve our society and should not expect any thing better from the government which in our country has mostly been subservient to army generals trained by British rulers or their protégés. The only way to success is education and hard work.


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