Technical EducationIn the present day of keen competition and hard struggle, general education is found to be sadly insufficient to procure for man has livelihood. The unemployment problem, therefore, is growing keener and keener every day and unrest and discontent are daily gaining ground.
How can these difficulties be removed? From the study of the prevailing conditions it appears that technical education alone is able to solve the bread problem to a considerable extent.
Technical education is the education which trains a person in one of the different practical and useful arts such as carpentry, weaving, pottery, agriculture and similar other things.
Further, technical education is necessary to train up the artisans that are already there. Pakistani artisans being, as a rule without education of any sort, follow age-long methods with regard to different crafts they pursue. They have neither the capacity nor the intention to improve their methods of work and these being rather out of date in these days of rapid advancement, they can neither produce things of high excellence nor can they compete with the same articles of foreign manufacture. Technical education thus develops and improves indigenous trade.
In spite of the immense value of technical education, the attitude of educated people towards it is not what it should be. To undergo a course of technical training, it is essential that manual work should be undertaken. Educated people, being given to ease and comfort and having a false sense of prestige, feel ashamed to do anything by hand and hence their disinclination towards technical education of any sort. They would starve rather than engage themselves in this. Such is their mentality. But, happily enough, the acuteness of the bread problem at the present day has changed the state of things and many educated people are now going in for technical education. It is high time that people should take more and more interest in technical education to make our country strong technically and economically.