September 05, 2008
The Daily Dawn,
This is the age of science and technology. Trends are changing with the changing time. For the sake of economic stability, we have to set up more and more industry. To run and maintain this industry, we need technical experts. For this purpose, we should make technical education popular.
Technical education is the need of the hour. Our people are talented and brilliant. If their abilities are polished in a systematic way, they can prove beneficial to the Country. Their services are highly paid in the private sector. A person who has a degree in any of the technical disciplines can bring prosperity to his family.
Technical experts can set up their own industry with the Small loans that various government departments offer. They have the technical know-how. They also have the knowledge of the market trends. They can plan accordingly and can start their own business. In this type of the enterprise, they will work diligently and bring strength to themselves and to the national economy.
If we set up a network of technical schools and colleges in our Country, we can bring the industrial revolution in our country. It will definitely boost up our economic condition. Now we export raw material. If we have industry at home, we can export finished goods. It will earn us more foreign exchange.
Technical education will also solve the problem of unemployment. Our young men are unemployed because they have formal education. They do not have any technical skill. The illiterate technicians working at different workshops earn thousands of rupees daily. A technical expert is not unemployed even in this period of economic recession.
So, for the 3ake of the economic stability and prosperity, we should change the direction of our education. We no more need clerks and officers. We, in fact, need technicians and engineers. We can do this only through technical education. So technical
education is necessary for our country.