A paragraph on Co-Education (400 Words)
Co-education means the education of boys and girls in the same schools, colleges or Universities. This is a modern concept and it has made a remarkable rapid progress. It was first introduced in Switzerland, but now it has become popular almost in all Europe and America. The our country opinions sharply differ on the issue of co-education in colleges.
The supporters of co-education favour it mainly on two grounds, one economical and the other sociological. In the first place, they say that co-education is an economical measure in a poor country like Pakistan. It is not possible to maintain separate colleges for boys and girls. Especially in vocational colleges a lot of money is required to equip the libraries, laboratories and workshops. In the second place, the social contacts between the members of the two sexes are useful in many respects. The supporters of co-education say that if boys and girls are educated together, they will develop in them a sort of mutual understanding. This understanding will be helpful in their future life as men and women. They believe that co-education makes boys less coarse and girls less morbid. The boys become civilized and polite and spirit of competition in studies is revived. Both try their hard to out-do each other.
The arguments of the supporters of co-education are weighty but of those who are against are more weighty. Demerits of this system make its success in this country doubtful. The opponents of co-education argue that in a hot country like Pakistan this system is impracticable. Here boys and girls become young at an early age. Youth is blind and there is every possibility that they may fall a victim to their emotions. Then everyone of us knows that ends and aims of education for the two sexes are quite different, Their demands in education are different from each other and, therefore, it is false economy to teach them in the same institution. Again, in Pakistan, colleges are very few and they are overcrowded. Co-education can prove economical only in such cases where the number of the students in the colleges is very small. And moreover we must remember that Islam disallows free mixing of boys and girls. It is for these reasons, the opponents of coeducation think that the system is not fit for our country.
To conclude we may say that co-education is above objection in the professional colleges where the ultimate goal of all the students is the same. But in arts and science colleges where the two sexes are prepared for the normal routine of life, co-education is unnecessary.
A paragraph on Co-Education (600 Words)
Co-education means the education of boys and girls together in the same educational institutions. It is quite common in the west. The eastern countries are also adopting this system gradually.
In our country the idea of co-education has become a controversial issue. One group of people is in favour of co-education while the other group considers it a deadly weapon against the golden Islamic and social traditions.
Those who support the idea of co-education are of the view that co-education is an economical measure in the developing country like Pakistan. It is not passible to maintain separate colleges for boys and girls. Especially in vocational colleges, a lot of money is required to equip the laboratories, libraries and workshops.
After order and liberty economy is one of the highest essentials of a free government economy is always a guarantee of peace.
Second, this system promotes an atmosphere of competition between boys and girls in studies. It arouses a passion for work in them. The girls try to beat the boys and vice versa. It is because of this strong competition that the students show great skills in learning.
Third, the free mixing of boys and girls creates understanding among them. It proves fruitful in future. They believe that co-education makes boys less coarse and they learn to respect girls. On the other hand, girls develop a kind of confidence in them.
Co-education brings boys and girls together and teaches them how to behave responsibly and respectfully in each other’s presence.
The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education
but the means of education.
The other reason they suggest is that women are the fifty percent of the population. If. they are not given apt opportunities to educate themselves, the country cannot make progress. To support their argument, they quotelhe example of the western countries.
Their arguments do not carry weight. We are basically Muslims. We have to follow the teachings of Islam. Our religion disallows the free mixing of young boys and girls.
Islam is a code of life which disallows free mixing of boys and girls.
Our country is a tropical country. The people of such areas are more prone to committing moral lapses. The young boys and girls may fall prey to uncontrolled passions. That is why many young girls in Europe and America have become unmarried mothers.
Emotions unguided are for the most part mere madness.
Dr.Allama Iqbal’s concept is note-worthy:
If the nation achieves freedom at the cost of faith,
the Muslim is a loser in the bargain.