It is but
natural to entrust our matters to people who are highly qualified and competent
in their respective fields. The doctors who cure our illness, the engineers who
build our houses, the lawyers who represent us in our law suits and the managers
who run our business must all be professionally trained in their fields if they
are to contribute positively in society and win our trust.
On the other
hand, it is amazing to think that we don't care tuppence about the education and
training of the people to whom we hand over the pulse of our nation. It is all
important that the people whom we entrust the reins of our country should not
only be equipped with the necessary educational capabilities but be especially
trained for this purpose.
course should be set up where all the elected representatives are trained to
execute their responsibilities in the correct manner and are prepared to serve
their country effectively and efficiently.
connection, guidance should be solicited from the system enforced in our country
for training the candidates of the Civil Services. Although the successful
candidates already have a minimum qualification of the BA degree, yet before
they are appointed at their respective posts they are given training in
managerial works for a specific time. During this period, they are taught
subjects as economics, Pakistan studies, English, finance, Islamiyat, public
speaking and business studies. Apart from these subjects they are also made to
compete in athletics and sports for their physical fitness.
On the basis
of the educational and training programme of the Civil Services, a programme for
the elected representatives of the National and Provincial Assemblies should be
chalked out. For this purpose an academy should be established. There should be
a residential programme and its duration should be at least six months. In this
programme, training should be given in all the political areas and in all the
areas which might help them in their future responsibilities. In this
connection, economics, political science, ethics, Islamic guidelines for the
rulers, jurisprudence, elementary principles of public speaking, law, policy
making, managerial affairs, foreign affairs and other important sciences whose
knowledge they might require according to their posts should especially be
included in the curriculum.
Moiz Amjad's commentary on Ghamidi's ‘Manshur’)