You must be thinking that at least one student around you is tutoring younger students and earning a reasonable amount for his/her personal expenses.
Well… You are right!
A significant minority of Pakistani students, without the distinction of male or female, share the financial responsibilities of their parents by offering home tuition’s. But that is just an informal earning source, which is not being accounted for professional experience.
Students in most of the developed countries of the world start working part-time as soon as they reach college and some even start working during their high school years. The countries offer proper formal jobs like that of waiters, receptionist, delivery worker, call service agent, babysitting and a lot more, enabling the students to pay their own fees and move out of their parents home.
On the other hand, the only available option for the students in Pakistan is home tuition. They may be working part-time and learning some skills, like photography, but earning side by side from this is quite difficult.
Pakistan needs to make the most benefit out of its student population by offering formal jobs, which not only provide income but experience of professional life to the students. They need to stand on their own feet, instead of depending on their parents for their expenses.
Written by Qursam Farooq