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AI in education

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now finding a multitude of applications across different educational levels – from primary schools to universities – for enhancing teaching, learning and research processes. One of…

Responsible management education

“We need to move from a global business education community which focuses on making our students the best in the world, to making them the best for the world”. Mark…

Education emergency

SAADIA has been teaching science to Grade 8 students at a government school in Lahore’s outskirts for 15 years. Every day, she enters the classroom, starts lecturing and the students…

Depoliticising education

On February 14, the Supreme Court of Pakistan issued its short order on the government’s appeal to the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) decision of January 18 that reinstated Dr Tariq…

Education emergency

For Pakistan to emerge from the quagmire of poverty, ignorance and deprivation, there is one – and only one – way forward: to divert its resources to education, science, technology,…

Silent revolution in education

As a result of numerous projects undertaken by the technology-driven Knowledge Economy Task Force set up by Prime Minister Imran Khan in early 2019 under his chairmanship, the landscape of…

Quality higher education

In 2002, when the Higher Education Commission (HEC) was established under my chairmanship, Pakistan was around 400 percent behind India in terms of research publications per capita, according to the…

Quest for quality education

UNIVERSITY students from across Pakistan will be protesting today. One of their demands is for the recent fee hike to be taken back and for tuition fees and other educational…

Strengthening education

At a meeting organised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and hosted by the British Council last week in Bhurban, the vice chancellors (VCs) of Pakistan’s public and private sector…

Higher education reforms

The single most important factor that determines the quality of both undergraduate and postgraduate education is the quality of faculty. At present, only about 25 percent of the faculty members…