Harvard MUN 2016 – Pakistan is proud of you KGS, Lyceum

The Karachi Grammar School (KGS) won the best international delegation award at the Harvard Model United Nations (MUN) 2016 held in Boston, United States.

Over 3,000 delegates representing over 199 countries participated to debate issues of international importance.

A 14-member KGS team participated at the MUN in Boston for the first time, the team’s head . . . → Read More: Harvard MUN 2016 – Pakistan is proud of you KGS, Lyceum

Unsatisfactory security in educational institutions, over 230 sealed

More than 230 educational institutions in Rawalpindi division, including 138 government-run schools and colleges, were sealed – not because of freezing temperatures, but due to inadequate security – police and security officials said on Thursday.

In addition, as many as 53 educational institutions in the Rawalpindi division, including Rawalpindi Medical College, on Thursday received final . . . → Read More: Unsatisfactory security in educational institutions, over 230 sealed

Handling the Madressah Reforms systematically

IN the National Action Plan (NAP), points 10 and 18 convey the state’s resolve to register and regulate madressahs and eradicate sectarian terrorism. Both actions fall primarily within the preview of the criminal justice system but we are still far from achieving these objectives. We need to undertake a forensic analysis of the madressah landscape . . . → Read More: Handling the Madressah Reforms systematically

Ghost schools; Pakistan suspends funds

Pakistan authorities have stopped funding hundreds of educational institutions that existed only on paper and have fired 450 absentee teachers in a mission to close down the so-called ghost schools.

Baloch officials vowed to launch a crackdown on the common practice in the southwestern province of Balochistan late on Tuesday.

Raza Muhammed Khan Barrech, education . . . → Read More: Ghost schools; Pakistan suspends funds

Will Maryam Nawaz invest Michelle Obama’s $70 million in other provinces of Pakistan

(By Bina Shah) This week we were treated to scenes of Maryam Nawaz Sharif standing with Michelle Obama as the First Lady announced an investment of $70 million as part of a new partnership between the United States and Pakistan to promote girls’ education. The money is part of President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s . . . → Read More: Will Maryam Nawaz invest Michelle Obama’s $70 million in other provinces of Pakistan

Education for Refugees; Awaiting the Vital Step

(By Khaled Hosseini) Like millions around the world, I have been moved by the public outcry and spontaneous acts of solidarity towards refugees in Europe. I have been overwhelmed by the support for the efforts of the UNHCR – the UN refugee agency – which has delivered tents, blankets, food and other essential items that . . . → Read More: Education for Refugees; Awaiting the Vital Step

New hope for Civil Services

In a radical move, the government is set to wipe out half of Pakistan’s senior civil service grades, boost the number of provincial officials at the centre and open its top jobs to private sector experts. A draft reforms strategy funded by the United Nations Development Programme and prepared by the Ministry of Planning, Development . . . → Read More: New hope for Civil Services

Changing Perceptions; Pakistan’s Private School Dilemma

Education has remained a prerogative of the developed nations. Eyeing the growth trajectory, developing nations are also trying to work towards educating their citizenry. Pakistan has also remained passionate to operate productively in the implementation of this sane idea. Where Pakistan produces the best rated engineers and doctors globally, public schooling still remains . . . → Read More: Changing Perceptions; Pakistan’s Private School Dilemma

Pak Govt’s misadventure in to education system

How within a five-year period did we get from “the state shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years in such manner as may be determined by law” (Article 25A introduced by the 18th Amendment), to the state forcing private individuals and entities to curtail profits . . . → Read More: Pak Govt’s misadventure in to education system

Rejuvenation through Education

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“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” These are the words of Malala Yousafzai that echoed in the Harvard University. She has totally stunned the world with her endeavors to manifest education universally. This ship that harbors education is still in the docks. However, it is too early to . . . → Read More: Rejuvenation through Education