Put a cross-section of people in a room and ask them ‘What is the purpose of education?’ and you are likely to get as many different answers as there are people.
There are many different views on the purpose of education. Some people say it is about each young person achieving their ambitions and becoming a successful member of society. An employer might put the emphasis on the skills needed in the world of work. A government official might stress having a highly skilled workforce.
Teaching in Pakistan is split up into five stages:
- . Primary (grades one through five);
- Middle (grades six through eight);
- High (grades nine and ten, leading to the Secondary School Certificate);
- Intermediate (grades eleven and twelve, leading to a Higher Secondary School Certificate);
University programs leading to graduate and advanced degrees.