Co-Education is Good or Bad Essay (300 Words)
Co-education means the education of boys and girls together. In recent years, some of our colleges have adopted this system. Some people favor this system. They say that this system is very useful. Their main argument is that in a poor and backward country like Pakistan it is impossible to maintain separate institutions. So co-education should be adopted and the existing colleges and schools should also be opened to girls.
The supporters of co-education also say that this system would provide an opportunity for the young men and women to come closer and to understand each other. This would be very useful to them in their future life. It would also be good for the progress of the country. Another argument is that co-education would raise the standard of education because it will promote competition among boys and girls.
But all these arguments are not based on facts. All of our institutions are overcrowded. The girl’s schools and colleges too are overcrowded. Hundreds of new educational institutions are needed. If some of these are reserved for girls, it would not cost more to the government.
The second argument, too, is false. If young men and women cannot understand each other at home, they would not be able to do so in colleges.
The system of co-education will not raise educational standards. The temptation of flirting is stronger than the urge for reading textbooks. Co-education will create many problems not only for the students but also for the teachers. Temptation does not distinguish between the students and the teachers.
The real reason why some people support co-education is that like the western culture, they want to be more English than English. Because the West has coeducation, they must have it too. But we have to consider whether our religion, our culture, and our circumstances allow us to adopt co-education. Certainly not. Our young men and women need education and not co-education.
Co-Education is Good or Bad Essay (450 Words)
Co-education is common in almost all the advanced western countries like France, Britain, Russia, America, and Canada. It is functioning in a great many eastern countries like Turkey, China, Japan, and Nigeria and in other parts of the world like Australia and South America.
We have co-education in many of our universities, a few colleges and English-type schools in the big cities. It is not available in most of our schools and colleges up to the Intermediate and degree levels. In the future, we may be having a large number of co-educational primary schools with women teachers in the majority.
Co-education gives useful training to boys and girls to work together. While studying side by side in different classes, they learn to co-operate for common aims or purposes. After completing their education, they can easily, join different professions together. They can work together for common national aims at scientific research centers, in hospitals and offices, and even in factories to increase national production.
Boys and girls studying together can discuss their subjects and can help each other in understanding them well. Boys may be able to understand and know some subjects or their parts better than girls. They can explain and discuss them with girls. So girls may be able to explain some other parts to boys in their own ways.
Co-education can make boys and girls compete with each other in studies. Both can try to learn more and do better in discussions and at examinations. This can surely help raise educational standards.
Co-education gives enough chances to boys and girls to study their subjects together from highly qualified and exceptionally (unusually) able teachers. Both male and female teachers of good repute can teach in co-educational institutions. Yet, co-education has some disadvantages. Boys and girls studying together may get more free than desirable in their dealings. They can meet and talk whenever they like which is not so good from the religious point of view.
In co-educational institutions, girls cannot always take part in sports, debates, etc. alone with boys. They cannot often work actively with boys in college elections or at social functions. They often have to make separate arrangements of their own for games or other activities.
It may not be possible to teach and explain all the parts of a subject to boys and girls together. There are some topics in subjects like psychology and medicine, which cannot easily be discussed before both the sexes.
It is necessary to make proper use of co-education in our institutions of higher learning. It is possible to get the benefits of co-education and avoid most of the disadvantages.