We teach our students how to identify a problem, solve problems and skill development. We also organize different co-curricular activities to support their emotional quotient. In Superior Group, the direction in which we are taking the students is to become problem solver and entrepreneurs. Mr. Bilal Hanif Chohan is the Director of The Spirits Schools.
- Tell us about yourself and your association with Superior Group?
Ans.I am an educationist associated with the Superior Group of Colleges which is an initiative of Chaudary Abdur Rehman, who is an educationist and also a teacher – a passionate one. Our educational setup is based on his initiatives and his solid vision.
2. What is the core objective of your institute and how do you plan to take it forward?
Ans.In our institutional setup there are 300 schools and until now we have opened two universities and by the end of 2020, we will open 3 more universities. Our core objective is to develop the I.Q (intelligent quotient) and E.Q (emotional quotient) in our students. We believe in helping others and “facilitating the human spirit”, and with this vision we are running our institutional setup. In our “Montessori System” we teach kids how to do things through practical demonstrations. We also took initiative of “The Spirit Schools” in order to uplift the children from grass-root level.
3. Are you satisfied with our current education system?
Ans.There are many gaps in our educational system, as we don’t have any systematic content. In Private Sector we are teaching something else and in Government Sector we are teaching something else. Other than this, we have issues of practical learning, in our system practical learning is not satisfying. If we talk about developed nations, there system supports innovative learning and that why they are capable of doing things all by themselves. There is no such thing in our educational system, there is only cramming – and a whole lot of it.
4. What step your institute is taking for skill development of the students?
Ans.We teach our students how to identify a problem, solve problems and skill development. We also organize different co-curricular activities to support their emotional quotient. In Superior Group, the direction in which we are taking the students is to become problem solver and entrepreneurs. We teach them how to take initiative and execute it. Early on, we use to teach this to our management groups but with initiative of Sir Abdur Rehman we are teaching this to student of every field now. Likewise we are teaching doctors these things so they may open their own clinics and manage them. After this we saw a big change in Superior University and we want this to spread so we can attain the dream of flourished Pakistan.
5. This time students produced an overall good result in Matric and we saw multiple children holding same positions, does our education system seems to be improving?
Ans.Our system is not like it use to be a decade ago, it has improved a lot, and now we get pinpoint stuff and objective questions and this is the reason that students are able to uphold a good result. Children of our nation are very much talented and they are performing very well even with the limited resources.
6. When you’re dealing with the people of backward and rural areas, how do you convince them to send their children to school?
Ans.I think people belonging to a backward area have more thirst of knowledge and education. In our modern areas education is easily available but in rural and backward areas where it is not easily available, those areas have more thirst of education and people in those areas learn passionately.
7. Are you satisfied with the educational policies of the Government?
Ans.Private Sector is playing a vital role in uplifting the education system of Pakistan, if we close all private sector institutes then the public sector alone is not enough to run the system. Therefore, Government should take feedback and opinion from all private institutes in order to make better policies.
8. What message you would convey to the parents and our readers?
Ans.The message I want to give is “action” whatever you do you need to act and second one is Knowledge, we are hoping that parents teach their children the right things in a right way. Parents should make sure their children are opting careers which they are passionate about, not what their parents want them to go for. The need of our nation is; parents should prefer the potential and passion of their children over their own desires.