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Highs And Lows Of Education

Highs and lows of education

There was a major transformation of the landscape of our universities under the Higher Education Commission, in the earlier years of its existence. Not a single university could achieve respectable…

Supporting Universities

Supporting universities

National security is no longer connected only with the sophisticated weapons available to a country. It is directly concerned with economic security. That, in turn, is dependent on the quality…

The World Of Zeffirelli

The world of Zeffirelli

Brooke Shields introduced me to Franco Zeffirelli. Not that I was friends with Brooke – but she took me to Franco, the Italian master of film and opera, who died…

Language myths

A MAJOR debate on education has been sparked by an announcement from Islamabad that a uniform curriculum for the country — from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to Karachi — will be introduced.…

Being secondary

IN a recent presentation of my research involving 16- to 18-year-old boys in Pakistan’s state secondary education, I was asked for one important pedagogic lesson for this age group. After…

Going small for large gains

Being an entrepreneur is exciting, and cool. The flexibility and freedom to venture out, take risks and challenge the status quo is thrilling. For me, however, understanding how a simple…

Bradford varsity team visits HEC

Higher Education Commission (HEC) and University of Bradford, UK, on Wednesday resolved to promote research collaboration, faculty exchange and student placement.  The commitment was expressed during visit of a delegation…

State Of Doom

State of doom

Half a century ago, noted philosopher Professor Alfred North Whitehead, prophesised: “In the conditions of modern life, the rule is absolute; the race which does not value trained intelligence, is…

Seminar urges youth action on creativity, innovation

Riphah Institute of Media Sciences (RIMS) a constituent Institute of Riphah International University with DICE (Distinguished Innovation Collaboration & Entrepreneurship) Foundation US, organised DICE CAM -2017 (Creative Arts & Media)…

Why English Again?

Why English again?

Since 1999, when Unesco first declared Feb 21 International Mother Language Day, this issue has received much attention throughout the world. In Pakistan, where the language issue has always had…