Thursday, 18 July 2013

Demise of the Catholic Board of Education




Over the years the catholic board of education has played an integral part in the education of children in Karachi, many people have considered the catholic schools to be up to the mark and having a standard which helps enrich their children with proper educational means.

I have also studied from a catholic board based school and have been blessed to receive good education.  Having matriculated back in 2005 I went on to get my intermediate degree from the then newly denationalized St. Patrick’s College.

Though the catholic schools were once the pinnacle of the society but with time their status has deteriorated, in fact their entire ideology has changed.

Mediocre Level of Education
Our schools are offering courses to students which are not up to date. It’s a problem which needs to be tackled; besides extra-curricular courses should also be included not just for the sake of it but to help in the proper development of the children.
Personally I think the Sindh Board based text books are an archive which encourage route learning and phenomena which many students suffer from in schools. The CB needs to implement steps to eradicate such means of studying and implement more interactive methods of education.

Stone- Age Era Teaching

We need to step out of the stone-age era, as technology advances schools as well need to acquire the latest teaching systems.
No more scary science and computer labs please, besides modern teaching systems such as projectors, slides etc should be used by teachers. I am not counting out the traditional means of teaching but a balance has to be sought to boost the morale and motivate the children.

Get Back to No-Profit

This is one issue which has scared the catholic board based schools. It has become a den for money makers, cheaters and the corrupt.
These schools were initiated as no-profit but looking at the way things are being managed well it does not seem no-profit anymore. I know that many of you are going to be raising a finger against me on this but we need to look back and stand where are roots are.

Qualified Teachers

Teachers are not up to the mark, neither are they qualified not professional in nature, for them the school job is just a way to get started and whenever a good opportunity calls off they go.
We need to focus in getting professionals into the school that specialize in the subjects they teach and also are qualified to offer education to the children.
Besides we also need to have proper and fit PT instructors, sports coaches etc. At the moment many of the schools are filled with parachi’s.
 

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