ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday lauded the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for its efforts to improve the standard of education in the province.
Khan said that the provincial government hired forty thousand teachers on merit, stressing that the future of Pakistan is dependent on the standard of education.
He complained that there were three different systems of education running in Pakistan, an English-medium system for the elite of the country, Urdu medium and the religious seminaries for the rest of the country.
Criticising the English medium syllabus, Khan said that it was driving students away from their own culture. He added that education should be imparted in the English language only at the higher levels and even then the syllabus should reflect examples that are in line with the culture.
He added that education for women in Pakistan was of utmost importance.
Khan, while lauding the government for its efforts to promote girls’ education, said out of every three new colleges being established in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, two were being set up for girls.