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American Education

American education

I want to congratulate all students in Pakistan who have received offers of admission from one of the over 4,500 accredited institutions of higher learning in the US. Graduates of…

The rising cost of higher education

In the mid-80s, a generation ago, the average American household spent about one-third of its income on housing expenses (rent or mortgage payments), about 20 per cent on food, 15…

Education and other non-priorities

Around the world, universities have multiple goals. Core among them remains teaching in degree programmes to pass on knowledge, make (mostly) young adults understand the world we inhabit, elevate them…

AI in education: need for digital literacy

ChatGPT isn’t a buzzword. It’s much more than a shiny new toy having its hype phase. It is a disruption. And what the conventional education systems, particularly the higher education…

American allure

In 2022 the population of China declined for the first time in decades. It is now estimated that India may have surpassed China, becoming the most populous country in the…

Education – a recap and what to expect

This is a year-end review of the most important events in the education sector in 2022 and a forecast of how some of those issues will continue to play out…

Parallel education

Undoubtedly, public education is one of the core investments a state can make to enhance the quality of its human capital and growth. American politician Steve Kagen once said, “if…

Khan’s anti-American rhetoric

The anti-American rhetoric employed by former prime minister Imran Khan at various public gatherings has prompted some people to describe the PTI chief as someone who vehemently opposes imperialism. Some…

Education diplomacy: for the Afghans

Let me say up front that this op-ed is not about helping the Taliban; it is about helping the Afghan (and Pakistani) people. Anyone who has read me even occasionally…