Higher Education in Pakistan

Education is the foundation for development of a state. Higher education is important for an efficient and tranquil society which can lead the nation to cover milestones of development.  Illiteracy is a risk to progress of a developing country. Education gives awareness and skills to the people. Education reduces the unemployment and poverty.

Education empowers women and hence ensures the rights and equity. Pakistan provides the educational opportunities for both genders at equality. There is no perception of differential based educational policies.

As Pakistan is a developing country yet. So, the education according to the present resources is remarkable.

Pakistan is striving for modulating its educational structure incredibly. Many conversational meetings have been held on this prominent topic and observing those findings can help in solidifying our views about the current circumstances affecting the higher education and can suggest the way forward.

In comparison to the early duration and decades of years, after foundation of Pakistan, many institutions and higher universities accompanied by negotiating in online meetings and discussions about the uplift and a fine structure of higher education in Pakistan.

Higher education in Pakistan:

After the year 1947, when Pakistan established, the literacy rates were tremendously down and a conceptualized infrastructure was made over the available resources and as per guideline of British.

Considering these dreary circumstances of educational perspectives, an agenda of educational progression and yearning of nation was put before a conference in supervision of Quaid-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah named “All Pakistan Educational Conference” from 27 November to December 1st.

Quaid-e-Azam focused on foundation of higher education institutions in Pakistan. He laid stress by defining the importance of higher education and its part in development of any state. Education can uplift and stabilize the economy of a country.

Later on, different Governments laid the foundation of higher educational institutions considering all educational necessities of a nation. These focused for the development of higher education infrastructure and its implication with noteworthy suggestions.

Extension of Higher Education:

Since 2000, Pakistan progressed in shaping its educational policies and increasing in number of universities. Number of universities at 2001 was around 30 and 160 are at present.

Pakistan made a defined progress in education purpose keeping in view that higher education can reduce the illiteracy rate. By reducing illiteracy rate, poverty can bring to an end.

Higher Education Commission (HEC):

In 2002, Higher Education Commission was formed for observing the present educational system and working for its developmental policies.

HEC works for advancing innovative work in education of nation. HEC is a gateway for research field and controls the merit base grants.

It helps the universities and institutions in progression of education and other educational purposes. Education in Pakistan is in progression from conventional toward higher.

HEC can uplift or strengthen the research field in the country. It approves scholarships for completion of education for deserving or monetarily hindered and merit based students.

HEC develop the educational system by linking to Global educational institutions.

In conclusion of the essay, we can observe that Pakistan is making progress in providing higher education to their students and Government plays a key role in educational policies. These policies can access all students to higher level education and research based educational facilities. 

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