Challenges for Youth in the Age of Digital Era Facing Educational Disparity in Pakistan

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Today we are living in the postmodern era, where technological advancements have taken over the primitive methods of innovation. With the birth of the internet and the digitalization of traditional concepts new techniques have emerged. Although technological advancements have fabricated ease for the individuals, in the aftermath of technological boom new challenges have also surfaced which are directly-indirectly affecting the masses and especially the youth. The centralized norm that shapes the personality of youth in the digital era is the use of virtual technology, which is common to an extent that “Generation Z” & “Generation Y” are now labelled as digital generation or net generation. According to the statistics by Pew Research Center 95% of youth 12-17 are online, 76% use social networking sites, and 77% have cell phones. Moreover, 96% of those ages 18-29 are internet users, 84% use social networking sites, and 97% have cell phones. well over half of those in that age cohort have smartphones and 23% own tablet computers like iPads. (YOUTH 1)

With the growing digital industry, today we see an essence of portability of the heavy duty software in our pockets, that has altogether increased the efficiency and the creativity of the individuals. Youth however are more exposed to the alien concepts and foreign opinion of the mass. Whereas these opinions are creating acceptance in the youth regarding new concepts or those concepts which were once unacceptable by the society or premise they reside in, but however these concepts don’t always align with the societal norms and sometimes are the sole reason for creating havoc. In a third world country like Pakistan, where the literacy rate of an individual is judged on the basis of reading an urdu newspaper or merely writing his/her name in urdu. Digital boom is creating challenges rather than creating opportunities. According to the statistics 22m children don’t have access to education. And are forced to work as labour due to extreme poverty conditions. Although on one end we see that the world is progressing at an alarming rate, but in a third world country like Pakistan people are still fighting over a common bread. Youth under such dynamics are not matching up to the international standards of education. (NASH)

Now the question is what measures can be taken by the government officials, to make the people understand how crucial it is for the Pakistani youth to indulge in literary activities for the betterment of their personalities and the betterment of the country. Talking about Punjab being the most populated province of the country the education centre to introduce new technologies to the youth are nowhere to be seen, whereas in the upper Sindh the entire education system is flawed. We also see an array of disparity among the provinces and above all a disparity in the education system as well. Under such circumstances the idea of digitalization for the common youth of the country gets overwhelming. And requires immediate actions for the revolutionary changes in the education system of Pakistan.

With the recent changes in the curriculum of the Pakistani Education system, the level of disparity can be seen to the level of eradication. Where the concept of private and public schools will be leveled. And the same quality of education will be provided to the youth of Pakistan. This will lead to the equal window of opportunities to the youth. Building confidence in the lower classes of the country to match up the marks of an average O/A level student. (JAMAL)
Although Instruction strategies are workable however, shockingly, there are numerous issues in this framework and its executions. First and foremost, in the current circumstance more

consideration is being paid to higher education rather than essential training. In remote towns primary schools are not advancing. These are primary structures, schools having limited offices. We all realize that essential training is the fundamental mainstay of higher education. In each field of life essential instruction plays the establishment and supporting job. Government should elevate it as per its significance. Furthermore, Look towards the higher education framework in Pakistan, there are many private and government schools and colleges. These are of various classifications, for instance colleges of designing and innovation, clinical science, business, data innovation, farming, overview and miniature innovation and different fields of life. Private schools and colleges are pricey (ATIF). Indeed, even working class individuals can’t manage the cost of it. Their expense structure for the most part begins from 50000 rupee for every semester. In government colleges there are a large number of candidates each year yet barely any hundred seats are accessible. Their legitimacy contacts the sky each year.

Thirdly, there are four classifications of schooling at net root level In Pakistan. First class is the Cambridge educational system. In this framework an unfamiliar schedule is instructed. These schools are costly to such an extent that working class families can’t manage the cost of it. This is specific for elevated requirements and exclusive class individuals. Cambridge schools are making a distinction between working class individuals and worthy individuals. Second classification of instruction is English medium educational system. These schools are absolutely

private. In these schools Pakistani courses are taught in English. They are likewise costly and individuals can’t bear. Third class is the Madrassa educational system. QURAN and RELIGION are practiced under such premises. Interestingly, Madrassa are liberated from cost. However, to get Islam and Quran we need instruction, which isn’t sensibly being given there. The fourth and

last class is the government educational system, where a Pakistani prospectus is instructed in Urdu language. This is our grass root schooling framework. This framework contrasts the instructed part of our country, which is a major obstacle in the method of progress of schooling framework and Pakistan (ULLAH 2). With all the information we need to understand how the youth are being mentally challenged in the era of the digital boom along with having to face the disparity in the educational system of Pakistan.

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