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Impact of Colonial Rule on Todays Educational System of Pakistan

Vol. 2, Issue. 9, PP. 51-58, Sept. 2015

Keywords: Colonial, Rule, Educational System, Pakistan.

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The British ruledIndia for more than 150 years. They came as separate entity with different religion, language, culture, style of politics and economic system. They colonize India for financial benefits. They institutionalized the systems more efficiently. Their focus was more on to facilitate their own rule than to work for the social welfare of the natives. They came to India as traders, however within short span of time they realized the weaknesses in then system of governance and planned to capture India. Local segments joined them to weakening the cohesive forces and asthey succeeded in capturing Indian lands bit by bit and weakening the existingsystem, ultimately capturing Indian sub content in 1857. They built their own kind of education system. The aim was to produce work force which follow the mindset of the rulers without causing any problems. They philosophy behind the system was to educate the people in such a way to think like rulers and oppress their own countrymen. In the beginning they adopted the language and culture of India and their tone was liberal and neutral but as they got dominating force they became harder in promulgating their systems. In 1835 English was made the mediumof instruction and whole of the education system was handed over to the missionaries. It is a general perception that educational system of Pakistan is still under the influence the colonial mind set.This system does not give the sense of independence as the educated people try to enslave their own countrymen. This system teaches to hate fellow beings. This study aims at to see the impact of colonial rule on todays educational system of Pakistan.


Abdul Qayyum : PhD Scholar at AIOU, Islamabad-Pakistan.

AtifSaleem: MSc (Post-Graduate) Scholar, UMT, Lahore-Pakistan.

KhurramShezad: M.Phil Scholar at UOG,Gujrat.

Abdul Qayyum Atif Saleem Khurram Shezad Economics and Management Works Vol. 2 Issue. 9 PP. 51-58 Sept. 2015.

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