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Fix the education system

The recent controversy over A-level results in Pakistan has stirred up new thinking on education. While most A-level students who sat for their exams earlier this year are likely to…

Our Education System

Our education system

Our educational system is in a bad shape – or rather, in a very bad shape. In world rankings, none of our universities or institutions falls within even the first…

Do We Need A Warped Education System?

Do we need a warped education system?

Here is a question. Should we close down all our schools – or almost all of them, at least those in the public sector? At first this may seem like…

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…

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,…

Towards a fairer tax system

The World Bank, in its latest report, ‘Pakistan Development Update’, issues a stark warning: in the current fiscal year, the country’s fiscal deficit is projected to skyrocket to a staggering…