“A Culture of Brilliance as well as Ignorance” – Students in Pakistan

By Xarlish Amjad (Campus Ambassador at Roots College in Pakistan)

Learn more about Pakistan’s colorful history, and what students there are doing to enhance their opportunities, and open doors to brighter futures.

“The students of Pakistan thrive in a mixed culture; a culture of brilliance as well as ignorance.”

Since its inception in 1947, Pakistan as a nation has unfortunately failed to emerge as a strong and independent political and social unit. Instead, its history has been gored and stained with violence and hostility at both international and national fronts.

With such dysfunctional governments at the top, a lot depends on the students of Pakistan.

Pakistan’s basic foundation itself was laid down by Muslim students who played a pivotal role in assisting the father of the nation. Pakistan has gone through several phases since its pram-wheel age, and the contribution of students in the country’s social framework and repeated reconstructions has improved dramatically. Globalization has led to an entirely new era of thoughts. All innuendoes of yore are being declared redundant

The private enterprises have stressed the all-around development of a student. In recent years, many debaters, sportsmen, producers, and musicians have emerged from educational institutions and made their way to the very top.

The education process has become a lot more informal and lenient, giving students the space to adapt to other activities and expand their horizons.

Globalization has led to an entirely new era of thoughts.

However, the gender difference, which was once a major part of the educational process, has been minimized greatly. The female gender emerged on par with males in terms of both academic and extracurricular campaigns. Students are much more capable to express their voice.

Pakistan’s economic, social and political conditions are worth serious consideration. Although the ‘youth can save Pakistan’ clichés echo through every media studio, students have not been given a platform to channel their impressive talents.

The father of the nation himself emphasized the significance in student participation, but these theories have not been pragmatic. When trying to put these abilities to practice, students usually find all doors closed. Although students with various talents remain active throughout their own respective institutions, on a general scale, they find it hard to grow.

Pakistan’s international reputation also leaves a lot to be desired because of terrorism and the constant threat to every Pakistani’s life. Therefore, students who are more than capable of exposing their brilliance outside of Pakistan do not get these desired opportunities.

The world is indeed a global village and a major contribution to that can be put forward by Pakistani students if given the chance. Students have immense fervor and, because of their age, do not come across for international complications. It is disheartening when these complications hamper a student’s advancement towards glory.

The students of Pakistan thrive in a mixed culture; a culture of brilliance as well as ignorance. However for brilliance to prevail, an effort is required to eradicate all such hindrances and clear out the path for students to express themselves, academically and non-academically, likewise.

Xarlish Amjad is a 19 year old a-levels final year student. She has been very involved in extra- curricular and co-curricular activities and events in school, national and international level. She is currently the only StudentEvents Campus Ambassador in Pakistan. Keep up the great work, Xarlish!


If you have something to say about your country, your university, or something that matters to YOU – apply to become a Campus Ambassador today!


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