KARACHI: Does our education system teach us to memorise the content of our textbooks rather than understand it? Unfortunately, yes. It is lamentable that in our government schools, teachers lay more emphasis upon memorising than understanding and learning in an effective way. Moreover, these are the same old textbooks that are being taught to students year after year without any further addition and improvement. The world is moving fast scientifically and technologically but we lag behind with the same outdated learning courses and are made to study them without any clear concepts and understanding.
Such a disorganised education system is producing mere memorising robots that have no idea of practical or applied learning. They never get to read anything that is not part of their textbooks.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 20th, 2015.
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