Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah – a visionary and intellectual leader, who performed his mettle on various fronts. He always had a clear image of an exemplary education system and the type of training that every student must have in order to achieve higher goals in life.
IPS Unit of Education, a modern language institute on this occasion of 11th September (death anniversary of the founder of the nation), reflects on his mission and the commendable design of the educational institutes in Pakistan; from which many vocational training institutes can take notes and make a better system for students’ bright future.
“You must concentrate on gaining knowledge and education. It is your foremost responsibility. Political awareness of the era is also part of your education. You must be aware of international events and the environment. Education is a matter of life and death for our country.”
— Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Education with a Vision
His idea of education and technical training combines the knowledge aspect and nationalism alongside that meets the needs of modern-day challenges and aspirations. He was perpetually convinced that education and only education can help liberate the people of Pakistan in a true sense and transform them into an unstoppable force. Even before Pakistan came into being, his teachings and quotes encourage us to make build an education system that we all need today.
Purpose of Education
We see developed countries with one thing in common. They have used education as a tool to bring socio-economic changes in society. Our schools, colleges, universities, and short courses institutes, all are running with the same mission to equip individuals with technical knowledge. So, they can contribute to society and become a better version of themselves.
Quaid-e-Azam also favored this narrative and his speeches depicted his school of thoughts about quality education on several platforms. Another amazing thing that reflects from his intellect is his focus on specialized education. If we translate this vision in modern-day reality, digital marketing short courses, and other popular fields would make sense to us, as with changing times, we need to grasp on different subjects to compete with the world and expand our growth.
“That instead of turning more clerks and government servants, your college is now offering suitable subjects for students, which would enable them to take their place in commerce, trade, industry, banking, and insurance business. It should be the aim of our colleges to produce first-class experts in agriculture, engineering, medicine, zoology, and other specialized subjects. Only thus shall we be able to come to grips with the problems that are now facing us in the task of raising the standard of living, especially of the common man.”
Modern language institutes work on the same ideology to devise and implement a learning mechanism that is interactive and suits today’s gravity. Our only way forward is to walk upon the guidelines of our founder. Moreover, the responsibility to upgrade our educational systems and turn them into modern language institutes falls on the shoulders of administrative authorities, either government or private.
IPS Unit of Education also advocates Quaid’s revolutionary vision and promises to cater to learning passionate individuals with quality just the way a professional vocational training institute should be doing.
And, as students, we can seek guidance from this quote:
“Develop a sound sense of discipline, character, initiative, and a solid academic background. You must devote yourself whole-heartedly to your studies, for that is your first obligation to yourselves, your parents, and to the State. You must learn to obey for only then you can learn to command.”