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Wither education?

April 22, 2018


THIS is apropos the letter ‘Whither education’ (April 19).While criticising Pakistan’s education system, the writer asks: “How can we promote homogeneous thinking under such circumstances?” My answer is, why on earth does he want to promote homogeneous thinking in Pakistan, a democratic and pluralistic country?

The crux of the problem is not developing homogeneous thinking but providing opportunities to students to think critically and explore dissimilar ideas. A synthesis of opposing ideas leads to innovation and creativity.

Khayyam Durrani


Published in Dawn, April 22nd, 2018