Being A Student in Pakistan: 2016 vs 2017 – What Has Changed?

Pakistan is a developing country, and the government is working hard to ensure that every student will get the rights they deserve. Since 2016, many new reforms have been introduced to ensure that more students get the chance to continue their education. Scholarships and student aid are commonplace within higher education, but in 2017 there have been a series of changes to further improve standards of education in Pakistan.

More institutes
In Pakistan, there is a marked shortage of universities, and this is one of the main reasons why many students cannot secure a place. However, in 2017 the number of both private and public universities did increase, some of which offered specialities such as medicine or engineering. As more universities are opening, an increasing number of students can access higher education.

Technologically based studies
There was a common misunderstanding that students from Pakistan had a great deal of academic and theoretical knowledge but not many practical skills. Universities have responded to this by incorporating technology into university study which increases the range of skills that students have.

Most notably:
• Technological devices have been issued not only to the students but also to the teachers so that they will know how to use it
• Many universities now have the facilities to create video lectures, so students who are absent never miss a class

Efficient and effective tutors

One of the most significant changes to come into effect in 2017 is the way in which teachers are appointed. From 2017 all teachers will be selected on the results of tests. More emphasis has been placed on quality teaching, and these tests were put in place to ensure that only the best are recruited to teach in higher education.

If Pakistan keeps on progressing at the same speed, we hope that soon it will be able to compete with some of the more developed countries. The government have realised that investment in students is an investment in the country as well-educated young people move into the workplace with a broad range of skills, knowledge and expertise so they can positively contribute to the country.



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