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National education emergency

In large-scale systems (such as in mega corporations or governments of large countries like Pakistan) with many, many thousands of moving parts, it is always extremely difficult to tell signal…

Planning educational emergency

‘What the best and wisest parents wants for his own child, that must the community want for all of its children. Any other ideal for our schools is narrow and…

The education emergency

Shehbaz Sharif declared an ‘education emergency’ across Pakistan on Wednesday, the 8th of May 2024. This is in recognition of the fact that with over 26.2 million children, aged 5…

Is good education only for the rich?

“Old boys protest after Aitchison College governors in Lahore say they will no longer support sons of the rich and powerful” (for admission). This was the headline of The Guardian,…

‘Education emergency’

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif went to the extent to declare an ‘education emergency’. He announced early this week, on the occasion of the inspection of a site for Daanish School being…

Defunding of public higher education

When one is looking for higher-ed statistics in Pakistan, they must be pieced together from multiple sources and cross-checked to ensure they make sense. However, occasionally, you come across longitudinal…

Education emergency

The PML-N is usually criticized for ignoring the human development index. Its detractors say that the party focuses on worthless infrastructure projects that, according to them, are primarily meant to…

How to fix education

There is a protest going on outside the University of Balochistan (UoB). Since there is a ban on protests inside the university campus, the protesters, including teachers and other staff…

Higher education delegation from UK visits Pakistan

The delegation of leading UK universities, education champions and experts led by the UK Government’s International Education Champion, Sir Steve Smith, has embarked on a five-day visit to Pakistan. This…