50% female doctors don't work after graduation is in news since last year when finally someone woke up and stared collecting date and doing some research. BBC recently published another report on it.
OK, yes, government spends heavy amount in the applied sciences like medical and engineering, but the dilemma of studying and not working later is in almost every filed, studying for catching a better husband is in medical and engineering. Well, medical mostly. But lets be clear: it is JUST one specific class which is always in hunt for a doctor daughter in law.
Not everyone is is interested in education, because it is not a man who is finding a wife, it is families who is looking for a wives for their sons, brothers, nephews and uncles. And they want wives, not doctors or any one from any other field.
The issue of women not working is something else in my opinion. And I think we need to see the bigger picture.
From where should I start?
Maybe it is because we are third world
people and want to survive, the dilemma of not being serious about
education, public services and doing community work, development and
progress of a society is so obvious.
It looks like men want work and
women want men, because whether these women are studying medical or
Islamic studies, whether they are in professional institutes,
universities or in community colleges, they just want to be wives.
is their first priority.
Pakistani woman is domestic and obedient by nature. She will never do anything which will upset her parents or her husband and his parents. Work is upsetting. It is common believe that working women can never be a good wive. And Pakistani women are good wive.
For so long working women was look down upon. And Medical was the only profession where people had no such issue. Women are working in urban areas but still they are always scared and worried about their future and ready to quite when they will be told to quit.
is nothing wrong in it.
Many get married in their third or fourth year and even after
graduation due to the demand, it is also not possible to carry on
practice/working with extended family and kids (of course u have baby after one year of
your wedding night, then another one)
But these types of reports show that they study
to get married, and don't study to get married. They work when they are allowed.
Like I am saying it is
somehow so very true and visible in almost every discipline and filed.
There are hardly 2 % people (man and woman) who are real, who study
with passion and doing their work honestly.
But besides all joke, we need to understand that higher education is no
joke and it is not for everyone either. Government spends millions on
universities and on professional institutes esp on applied sciences like
medical and in the end we have horrible doctor patient ratios in
the country because large number of students are female who didn't turn
out to be real practicing doctors.
Of course, there should be quota
and more strict laws when one wants to get higher education ( female and
males both), like serving in their fields for at least 2 years or
otherwise heavily fined or reimburse the governments investment on them.