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    I think it is because so many people do it and get a high grade it is just less respected.
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    (Original post by bob247)
    Not trying to be racist or anything here, but from my experience of the Pakistani education system, there seems to be a lot of emphasis on traditional "chalk and blackboard" teaching.

    Now, I have no idea what your school is like and am not generalising, just saying that from the people that I have met who have come through Pakistani educational facilities they all had a more "traditional" idea about education, which is not always right.

    You obviously have never taken Media Studies. You may not be the best in maths or economics if you take it, but so what. Completely different skill set. Does anyone care if Speilberg was good at Maths? He's an f'ing millionaire.
    Your reservations of the Pakistani educational system are completely justified!!!!It is completely outdated but i don't follow that mindset. I am an A-level student and the teaching is also done on that basis so as to encourage conceptual learning and creativity of thought. It is just my observation that people in my country seem to take media studies purely to add a fourth 'easy' subject. Not my opinion just my observation.

    Plus Pakistani society is also very conservative in this regard as there are limited employment opportunities for students of the arts and hence many people who are serious about their future in Pakistan chose to study something else and not keep media studies as a main subject.

    Your comment was not at all racist....lol
 
 
 

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