THIS is apropos of Riaz Akbar’s letter ‘Boosting research and development’ (March 2). I disagree with the writer that the educational system could be reformed by introducing the semester system in all educational institutions in the country. This would help research and development activities and we would face future challenges. He urged upon the ministry of education to take initiatives for the same. This logic could not be understood.

I am surprised that after the 18th Amendment the education ministry has been devolved and its functions transferred to provinces.

Education has now become the subject/part of the provinces.

The National Educational Policy (1998-2010) was announced in March 1998. It was an epic effort by the then prime minister and the education minister. It was also a sincere endeavour by the education ministry.

Before introducing that policy the ministry of education received 4025 proposals from all over the country for promotion of education in the country.

Some major proposals had been incorporated in the above-mentioned policy, which covered Islamic education, physical education and sports, elementary education, higher education, technical and vocational education and innovative programmes. Did we follow that policy properly and on time?

The present government has also introduced various policies for socioeconomic development of the country. Recently the Sindh Assembly passed Sindh Higher Education Commission Bill 2013, though unfortunately some persons of the Sindh HEC are against it. If we do not adopt the given policies and procedures, we can’t achieve certain targets.

Higher education has paramount importance for the economic and social development of the country.

I request the authorities to pay proper attention to the education system in the provinces, including the capital territory and Gilgit Baltistan.

ASHIQUE ALI JOYO Nawabshah

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taj
March 12, 2013 5:57 am
Higher Education should be the first priority of govt. The Sindh Higher Education bill is not the solution of the problem in hand,because it will create more problems for the HEC . HEC is working effectively and efficiently from its beginning so why we need another HEC in the provinces. Eduction sector already has a worse situation in the Sindh. So Sindh govt must take serious steps towards education sector in the province rather than making another HEC.
ashiq
March 11, 2013 11:17 am
absolutely right , because without education country cant develop.
khanm
March 12, 2013 8:10 am
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure. Unfortunately even our so called leaders are not educated. They make it to the assembly and senate. Amass ill acquire wealth. What kind of legacy we are leaving behind for our future generation
khanm
March 12, 2013 8:11 am
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure. Unfortunately even our so called leaders are not educated. They make it to the assembly and senate. Amass ill acquire wealth. What kind of legacy we are leaving behind for our future generation
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