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Private schools and you

Much applause and many complaints are on display for the government’s response to Covid-19 thus far. This is to be expected. But an area that is not being focused on…

The Paradox Of Private Schools

The paradox of private schools

We all hate private schools. Yet, we all send our children to them. According to available figures, 40 percent of school-going children in the country now attend privately-run institutions. The…

Protests And Private Schools

Protests and private schools

By the time today’s newspaper gets delivered and read, a handful of angry parents would have assembled at Liberty roundabout to hold a protest against fee hikes by private schools…

The forgotten schools of Islamabad

Discussions about education often broadly categorize institutions in our local school education sector as public schools, private schools (with the most expensive segment among them referred to as ‘elite schools’)…

Private education

As progressives, we always believed that it is the state’s responsibility to provide quality education to the people, especially to the underprivileged. However, since the 1990s, the state has stepped…

STEAM-powered schools

The minister leaned forward and asked, “What are you building?” The girl responded: “a robotic arm.” This exchange did not happen at an engineering university or a fancy private school.…

Eliminating private school competition

Our politicians are fond of portraying themselves as populists by brushing aside concerns of private school going children with the argument that those are the concerns of a small elite.…

Low-income schools may be provided loans

A parliamentary panel was told on Tuesday that the government is mulling over providing loans to low-income schools, affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. National Assembly Standing Committee on Education, which…

As schools reopen

When the first case of Covid-19 was detected in Karachi on February 26, the first thing the Sindh government did was to close all schools and other educational institutes across…

Reopening schools – smartly

The writer is an independent education researcher and consultant. She has a PhD in Education from Michigan State University. As we entered August, Covid-19 test positivity rates (the percentage of…