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

Choosing duty over comfort

Teaching primary school students brings joy to 43-year-old Yousaf Ali Khan who gave up a desk job at the education department to pursue his passion for it.

A native of Bannu, he has served the profession for 24 years. Khan is currently posted at Government Primary School, Badizai in Peshawar and teaches Islamic studies, math . . . → Read More: Choosing duty over comfort

Only 8 days of military spending can achieve education goals: Malala

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday urged world leaders to cut “eight days of military spending” to give all children access to 12 years of free education.

About $39 billion (35 billion euros) would be needed each year to fund the schooling, according to an estimate from the laureate’s non-profit group – the . . . → Read More: Only 8 days of military spending can achieve education goals: Malala

The crumbling education system

NEARLY a decade and a half has elapsed since the Higher Education Commission was set up in 2002. There were great hopes that the body, well-funded and comprised of professionals, would manage to turn the sector around.

With its budget seeing a steady increase over the past several years, the HEC now tends to count . . . → Read More: The crumbling education system

Basic flaw in our education system

BY ZUBEIDA MUSTAFA

In May the World Economic Forum issued the Human Capital Report 2015 that facilitates a comparative assessment of the education systems of various countries. For that purpose the WEF has created an index that uses four criteria (termed pillars) as a measure. They are education, health and wellness, employment . . . → Read More: Basic flaw in our education system

A second chance for street children

Khalil Ahmed’s life story sounds like it could have come straight out of the plot of a Bollywood flick, but it didn’t. And that makes it all the more inspiring.

Residents of the sleepy town of Gambat, 500 km from the Pakistani port city of Karachi, where Ahmed was an all too familiar face, . . . → Read More: A second chance for street children

Pakistan’s literacy rate dropped to 58 % in 2013-2014

Despite spending slightly over 2% of its national budget on education, Pakistan could not increase its literacy rate in 2013-14 that dropped instead to 58% because of poor showing by the Sindh and Balochistan governments, an official survey finds.

The overall literacy rate, estimated at 60% in 2012-13, has gone down to 58% in 2013-14, . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s literacy rate dropped to 58 % in 2013-2014

Dec 16 was no turning point

THE realisation is dawning slowly and inexorably: the horror that was Dec 16, 2014 was no turning point. The curtain has not been brought down on extremist elements; not only do they remain free to propagate hatred and intolerance, those in their cross hairs still have no recourse but to fend for themselves.

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6.2m children still out of school – Pakistan Education Statistics

The total number of out-of-school children at primary level in the country has dropped from 6.7 million in 2012-2013 to 6.2 million, says the Pakistan Education Statistics Report 2013-2014 released on Tuesday.

As per the report, the total number of out-of-school children is 2.9 million in Punjab, 0.4 million in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P); 1.8 million . . . → Read More: 6.2m children still out of school – Pakistan Education Statistics

Pakistan population growth and regional security

A growing population affects sustainability on many fronts while its associated insecurities pose real threats to a country like Pakistan. In the modern age, increasing consumption and diminishing resources arising from more and more people on the planet is a political and developmental challenge faced by many governments around the globe. World population . . . → Read More: Pakistan population growth and regional security