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Politicians’ real enemy

PUNJAB’S legislative business rarely makes it to the headlines for the right reasons and this time around it is no different. In the last week of June, the assembly passed…

PMC needs to rectify concerns of students

MBBS (Bachelor of Medicines, Bachelor of Surgery) and BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) are the only degrees in Pakistan which offer a promising future to graduates. The significance of medical…

Textbooks for whom?

When development of the Single National Curriculum (SNC) began with the express objective of “erasing class differences”, observers who pointed to the pitfalls of using education in yet another attempt…

HEC in focus

THE federal government has removed Dr Tariq Banuri as chairman of the Higher Education Commission. A presidential ordinance reduced the tenure of the HEC chairman`s office to bring about this…

The textbook heist

Part - I The government is not only proving itself to be a poor provider of education but an even worse regulator. At first the Single National Curriculum (SNC) was…

An equitable learning

Nothing could be better for the children of our country, and for other people who live within it, than a learning which is at the same level for children from…

Protecting childhood

CHILDHOOD is a precious, fleeting experience. As we navigate our way through the most extraordinary time in living memory, one of the most important things we can do is to…

Education: PTI’s plan exposed

BE prepared, Pakistan! Imran Khan’s government is poised to inflict damage upon this country’s education system in a manner never seen before. Its so-called Single National Curriculum (SNC) hides systemic…

Educating Pakistan

IN the old days of print journalism, some of us were trained to keep the self out of what we wrote. But as all rules are meant to be broken…

Citizenship education in Pakistan

There was a time in Pakistan up until the 1970s that we taught civics as a subject to our students at school and college levels. Then as the military dictatorship…