‘Education & careers’Archive
APROPOS the article ‘Education and careers’ (Aug14). I was an ‘idiot’ myself when after doing my F.Sc from Cadet College Petaro, I chose English and Urdu as my subjects instead of engineering. After more than 50 years, I don’t regret my decision.
I not only enjoyed my studies but had a bright career in PAF. I have hardly found any such ‘idiots’ in my classes during my more than 45-year teaching career and am not surprised to see many students in management and engineering classes who have a flair for literature or history.
During my public speaking class with management students I gave them an assignment on American history which they thoroughly enjoyed. I found some students interested in philosophy and psychology. They were forced to take subjects which had better market value. I feel that at under graduate level some choice of humanities and social sciences subjects should also be given so that students can have a broad base to build a more elaborate structure in future.
Air Commodore (r) Khayyam Durrani
Published in Dawn, August 15th, 2015
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