AKU’s Sixth Sense Forum: Reforming the Education System in Pakistan

 

6sfKARACHI: The importance of public schools in ensuring quality education for all children and the role of the private sector in strengthening the public education system was in focus at the 49th event of the Aga Khan University’s Sixth Sense Forum (6sf) with Shehzad Roy and his wife Salma Alam as the speakers on Thursday.

“Reform is always an unfinished business,” said Roy, singer and founder of the Zindagi Trust, as he shared his experience with public sector education reforms.

Roy’s better half Salma Alam, who along with being the founder of Durbeen, is also an adviser to school education and literacy department, government of Sindh, then took the stage to talk about teachers’ education and training. “Our teachers are not developing critical thinking and they are not preparing our children for the 21st century,” she said.

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Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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  1. Salma is very right – in fact I would believe that teachers all over the world – are not preparing their students with a view to develop critical thinking the students aim is to get past the exam.and this process continues till they achieve their educational goals ,their horizon is to graduate and get a job ,so they can be an earning member for their family ,may be it is hard on the part of the students to develop any other mind set, and this would remain so unless the dynamics of the social responsibilities change.

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