THERE is no question that countries who have established themselves as the epitome of development and economic success have done so by investing time, money and energy in the pursuit of a better educational system.

Universities in the developing world, say, Pakistan, however, seem to have incompetence as an essential skill requirement if you're looking for a job as a teacher.

In other words, if you're a miserable graduate with a below average academic record and no future in your own profession, there's always the option for applying for a teaching job at various universities across the country.

How else can you get back at the system when you're ensuring other young professionals suffer the same fate?

The majority of the faculty members in our universities are, for the most part, not only unprofessional but some are actual undergraduates who have ventured into the field of teaching only to earn a quick buck.

Teachers in most developing countries lack basic teaching skills, not to mention complete lack of empathy, emotional intelligence, ability to inspire and communicate as well as the capability of motivating and leading students into a better future.

Then again, they too were molded by the same system - a system that gives more importance to memorizing books rather than grasping the concepts; where misogyny and patriarchy creeps the hallways and corridors; and where students' GPA depends highly on what you wear and the financial status you belong to.

Yes, no matter how absurds this sounds, our educational institutions in the developing world have an undocumented hostory to failitate toward, reward and glorify only thiose students that look intelligent.

Time and again students have faced extreme adjudication for having a life outside of their classrooms and on being seen socializing with the opposite gender. However, the sad reality is that students have no chance of survival in the professional world if they don't receive a high GPA.

The World Students Society thanks author, Mateen Alavi for his opinion.


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