It is true that within 200 years, the west played an essential role in revolutionizing industrial development. The 19th-century inventions of electricity and the engine shook up the world and drastically altered the economics and standard of living.
This transformation was only possible by acquiring technical knowledge and scientific education, which led to further inventions and advancements. At the current rate of innovation, humanity will likely achieve unimaginable feats in the next 50 years. Thanks to computers, mobile phones, and the internet, the world is now literally in our pockets.
Engineering has flourished, enabling us to conduct research within the Earth, around it, and in distant places. We now have access to new forms of energy, and we are not far from getting wireless electricity in our homes and offices.
In medicine and health, we have identified almost all diseases, developed advanced diagnostic machines and techniques, and can even transplant organs and bring life back.
Additionally, progress in radiology, communication, printing, entertainment, films, artificial intelligence, electric home appliances, aerospace, and travel has made life easier and more comfortable.
We must recognize the progress made in agriculture that enabled the human species to survive as the population grew exponentially and it became difficult to feed so many.
However, many countries still need to catch up, which necessitates significant changes in their educational systems. Students should learn new skills as they progress through their education and move with the world. Every country shall develop its ability of self-reliance and progress without any hindrances.
Hence, in our education system, a mechanism should be developed that grades students based on their scientific and technical abilities to gain a theoretical and practical education they can understand and apply.
Every human being is not born with intelligence and skills, and he can achieve the standard of a PhD or MPhil. Hence, based on each student's capacity, intellectual capability, and skills, the syllabus shall be designed so that society can benefit from one's technical and practical knowledge.
In countries like Pakistan, where the youth population is higher than in the rest of the world, it would be an excellent service if we could provide opportunities to the youth who, based on their skills and knowledge, take an active part in day-to-day work and diverse occupations.
Thinkers Page was founded in 2022 by two professionals, Usama Zulfiqar and Muhammad Aslam Ch, to offer their opinions and thoughts on numerous subjects that affect human lives and society at large.