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Can Education For All Work?

Can education for all work?

Article 25-A in our Constitution makes education a basic right for all five- to 16-year-old children. For the last many years, governments have been trying to get all children in…

13 Years Of Education: New Paradigm

13 years of education: New paradigm

Age of Sci-Tech-Human Power Complex has made 16 years bachelor and 18 years masters programs archaic and counterproductive. In countries where education starts at the age of 5 or 6;…

The Sinking Ship Of Education

The sinking ship of education

The recent suicide committed by a teenage girl from Balochistan’s Killa Saifullah district reflects the inherent, yet neglected, issues plaguing our defective education system. It is quite sad that the…

Education In Swat-Kohistan

Education in Swat-Kohistan

For the last four months I have been closely engaged with the communities living in faraway villages over the hills of Swat-Kohistan on a campaign for the improvement in quality,…

The Education `hurdle`

The education `hurdle`

As a doctoral student focusing on research on adolescent students and cultures, I am concerned by how peripherally, if at all, the government`s Vision 2030 document makes educational or social…

Fixing Education

Fixing education

By focusing their attack on privatisation of education instead of fixing the regulators of the educational market, such as the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) and the HEC,…

Education And Mobility

Education and mobility

When I was in college, our undergraduate classes were allocated on the basis of student roll numbers. We were thus forced to interact with students who did not belong to…

All hail the SNC

I was on a road trip to the northern areas with friends. We were at a rest stop, our black off-road utility vehicle parked on the side of the road,…

Two promising institutions – Part I

A visit to Balochistan invariably becomes educative. The rest of Pakistan does not hear much about anything good happening there. But it is not all doom and gloom; on a…

Arts or science?

ADD ‘or commerce?’ to the question in the title. With the examination season in full swing, to be followed by college admissions a few months later, this is naturally the…