Pakistan Occupied Kashmir News: In Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), the common people are struggling with basic facilities. There, neither the youth are getting employment, nor the children are getting good education. The number of school dropouts is increasing, especially girls are unable to complete their studies. There has been a decline in opportunities for higher education. This has been revealed in the report of Asian Light International newspaper
According to the report, the neglect towards education in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir has reduced the opportunities for higher studies. The Prime Minister of PoK, Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan, had recently expressed concern over the high dropout rate here. Sardar Khan has said that the reason for this is not the lack of interest in reading among the youth, but there are some other reasons behind it.
Unemployment is pushing towards militancy
The report of Asian Light International has also expressed concern that unemployed youth in PoK are being pushed into militancy. There seems to be some conspiracy behind not giving higher education to young boys and girls. The newspaper wrote, it is unfair to put all the blame on the universities as they are being used as political tools. As a result, they cannot perform their functions as effectively as they should.
A writer from PoK from the newspaper said, "In the society, getting government job and income is the only goal of education. Those who have the ability to contribute to the world, they are respected in the society today, while in our own country, the level of research in universities is also not good, irrespective of the country or community."
‘Everyone wants to get a job’
The author also said, “PhD, MPhil and MA degree holders keep coming to the matriculate ministers to get government jobs. There is a big difference between a job seeker and a job giver. Here everyone wants to get a job, but is not in a position to give a job himself."
He further said that despite the promotion of science and technology in universities across the world, the people of PoK are still studying only on personalities. It should come as no surprise that universities have turned into degree-granting factories. Asian Light International reports, "Countries skilled in invention are not only providing facilities to the world, but apart from dominating the world economy, they are also earning a lot."
‘Governments Colleges are not giving funds to universities’
The author said, "Innovations are not that much in Pakistan. The standards of study in most Pakistani universities are low and important study subjects are neglected." He also said, "Our governments are not giving these colleges the necessary funds for high standards and research. The educational system is weak and there is nothing to encourage students to ask questions and inquire."
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