Pakistan has an excess of literary education. So, the need of the hour is of introducing technical education effectively. In this way Pakistan will be on way to progress and prosperity.
Outlines for Importance of Technical Education
what technical or industrial education means
technical education is needed to run our different industries and to expand them
technical education in necessary for industrial progress
is necessary for agricultural progress
students after the matriculation examination,
can join technical or industrial institutions
highly qualified technical experts needed for our industries
first-rate technical education is needed in the country.
Importance of Technical Education (800 Words)
Technical education means the practical application of the general principles and methods of Scientific studies to the teaching of some trade, profession or handicraft. The importance such training in a country like Ours is quite obvious. In Pakistan, more than eighty percent of the population is agricultural and another ten percent is industrial. So we cannot afford to overemphasize literary education and ignore technical education.
In view of the modern age of advancement, it is a fact that an independent Pakistan Cannot keep pace with advanced countries unless we direct our attention to technical instruction. We also need to correct the present faulty system of education.
An American thinker has said, There are two obvious kinds of education.
- One should teach how to live
- The other how to make a living.
It is rightly said that there are only three ways of earning one’s livelihood, working, begging and stealing. If someone fails to earn by the first method that is by working, it is natural that one will certainly adopt begging or stealing. Therefore, a young man who has failed to seek a job and earn by working must inevitably turn out to be either a beggar or a stealer. The question arises who is responsible for this production of beggars and stealers.
The answer is wanted of technical instruction in Our School and colleges. So, if we do not want our educational institutions to produce a generation of beggars and stealers but that of the honest upright gentleman then it is essential to teach the boys and girls in some special branch of industry, mechanism, handicraft, trade or a profession. In this way, at the end of their educational career, they are able to find employment and earn their living easily and respectfully.
Advantages of Technical Education
Disadvantages of Technical Education
Technical education is also subject to some disadvantages. Literary education is quite necessary. Criticizing the excess of technical education, if literary Schools are a training-ground of clerks, the technical Schools would have a large number of children workers. A true form of education is one that aims at the full and harmonious development of all aspects of human personality. Literary education should also be imparted to follow noble ideals and aspirations of life. Otherwise, we will be devoid of the consideration of morality and high virtues. He may indulge in bad habits and waste his money, which he earns by virtue of his technical qualifications.
Importance of Technical Education (400 Words)
“Technical education centres should provide instruction in running machines after labour has had the basic education.”
Technical or industrial education means education in the use of different kinds of machines and techniques of the industry. Those who obtain (get) such education learn the parts or components of machines and the ways of working and repairing them. They also learn about the production and use of their spare parts.
We need industrial education to run our different industries and to expand them. We have the cloth, sugar, iron and other industries. There commodities (things) are produced that we use every day. Technical (or industrial) knowledge is necessary for us to run these industries. We have to make quick industrial progress. We have to set up new industries manufacturing (producing) heavy machines like a car, and airplane engines. It is possible only if we have highly educated industrial and technical experts.
We have to make quick agricultural progress. We can do this if we use machines like tractors, threshers (machines which separate the wheat from the chaff and tube-well engines on, our farms. We shall have to set up industries. We shall need technical experts to work them: So we should provide technical education of the best quality to those who desire to become such experts. Now we have to raise new dams and maintain the old ones in different parts of the country. For this, technical experts of the highest order are urgently needed.
Those students, who pass the matriculation or Intermediate examination, can join industrial or technical institutions. There should be a large number of such institutions all over the country. We should have highly qualified technical experts needed to plan and set up new industries… They are also needed to supervise the work of industrial workers and technicians and to guide them. We have engineering colleges and universities that provide engineers and technical experts. These engineers and technicians should know the latest industrial techniques and methods.
We do have technical or industrial institutions where technicians, foremen (workers directing and supervising other workers), overseers, etc. get educated and trained. We should have more of such institutions. Better facilities for training industrial workers should be made available. We need first-rate technical education in the country. We cannot progress fast without having properly trained industrial experts, technicians, and workers.