The importance of commercial education in Pakistan is evident. As we know we are entering an age of commercial and technical revolution, and for a real progress of commerce and industry we need a lot of efficient and fully trained workers in this field. Therefore, commercial education is a must for all the young men of our country. It becomes all the more important because of the fact that altough we have already entered the field of commerce and industry, we do not have sufficient number of trained commercial hands.
The chief object of commercial education is to acquaint our young men with the theoretical and practical aspects of all matters relating to commerce. Business admininstration and management requires a high level of training and a good knowledge of economic and commercial sciences. Therefore, if the standard of commerce in Pakistan is to be improved, it is necessary that the study of commerce as a subject at the college and university level is made compulsory. A study of the theories and practices of commerce, trade and industry enables a businessman to see things in their true colour. It equips him with the knowledge of the trends that are at work in business.
The business community of Pakistan did not realize the importance of commercial education for many years. but, thanks to the effort of some intelligent commerce hands, now the importance of commercial education is being realized everywhere. The government has introduced commercial courses also at the school level, and commercial institutes have been started at almost all district headquarters. More and more commercial colleges are also being opened. commercial education in the form of typewriting, shorthand, book-keeping, business methods, accountancy and banking is now imparted at various levels. Still we feel that commercial education has not yet received its due. There should be more opportunities for higher education in the field of commerce than they are available at present.
The term 'commercial Education' also includes practical training specilised training in the field of commerce also covers professional courses like costing, income tax practice and higher statistics. This training is an additional requirement for business careers, and should, therefor form a part of commercial education.
Let us hope that our schools and colleges will give more and more attention to this need of the nation. Commercial training at the school level should be made compulsory for all students, and additional facilities should be provided for commercial training at the college and university level.