An Examination of Quality of Education in Pakistan with respect to Personality Development of a Child in Islamic Perspective

  • Dr. Muhammad Zulqarnain Former Principal, Al-Ghazali School of Excellence, Wah Cantt
  • Dr.Hafiz Rao Farhan Ali Lecturer Department of Islamic Studies, NUML, Islamabad
  • Dr.Khan Faqeer Assistant Professor, Pakistan Studies Center ,University of Peshawar
Keywords: Education system, Primary Education, child Development, Quality education


The phase of primary level education is the most important phase throughout the educational process. The purpose of this research paper was to critically analyze the quality of education in Pakistan at primary level. The method used for the research was qualitative and descriptive. For clear understanding of underlying theme the article was divided into three sections: the first section gave the brief introduction to importance of primary education and educational structure in Pakistan, the second discussed the education in Islamic context, and the third dealt with the reshaping of educational structure with respect to quality education. The review of literature revealed that the quality of education in Pakistan was far from its objectives, personality development of children, grooming of learners, as well as critical and creative thinking. The study also found that the education we gave to our children was not up to the mark as it was not fulfilling the requirements of quality education that’s why the generation, we educated was unfaithful, disloyal, immoral and highly corrupted. Moreover, Islam had given emphasize on child development from all aspects; physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, social and economic. In this context, the author recommends to follow the infrastructure of Islamic education to develop the child’s personality in comprehensive way. For this purpose, objectives of education, pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment system must be revised in the light of Islamic teachings.