(By Rafia Zakaria) NOT much of Pakistan operates on merit. Connections procure jobs, recommendations procure promotions, an uncle in this bureaucracy, a brother in that one, all of it together amounts to the favours and facilitators that are needed to get where one wants to be.
It was not a huge surprise, therefore, when the . . . → Read More: Empowering the educated
NOT much of Pakistan operates on merit. Connections procure jobs, recommendations procure promotions, an uncle in this bureaucracy, a brother in that one, all of it together amounts to the favours and facilitators that are needed to get where one wants to be.
It was not a huge surprise, therefore, when the Pakistan Medical Dental . . . → Read More: Empowering the educated
THE latest flurry of efforts to make changes in the curricula for the various categories of students offers little hope for the emergence of a rational outlook on the subject.
Last week, the prime minister discovered the need for including lessons on democracy, constitutionalism and accountability mechanisms in textbooks for primary to the highest classes. . . . → Read More: Revising the curriculum
The recent reports regarding Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s agreement on the revisions proposed by Jamat-i-Islami in the curriculum for public schools in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, have not been well received in some quarters of Pakistan. The changes for the new academic session commencing April 1, 2015 include removal of ‘objectionable’ content such as pictures of unveiled school girls and . . . → Read More: The future of public education in KPK
A preliminary investigation carried out by the administration of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) indicates that ‘an outsider’ may have advised the team hosting the Model United Nations (MUN) to include Israel in the team line-up for the event.
A report, a copy of which is available with Dawn, details the events that led . . . → Read More: MUN for none – We may not accept Israel but we cannot deny its existence
The notification to remove three essays from the curriculum is false, the government said on Sunday.
The government ordered the education department to conduct a high-level inquiry to probe the issue. Chairman Textbook Board Dr Himayatullah and Curriculum Director Shabir Hussain said no notification had been issued in this regard.
. . . → Read More: No change in KPK school curriculum
University of the Punjab turned 133 on Sunday.
Dr Mujahid Kamran, the 43rd vice chancellor of the university expressed his resolve to improve the PU’s worldwide ranking by promoting research and to depoliticise the campus.
He said no pressure tactics by a political group, whether from among teachers or students, would be allowed to . . . → Read More: 133 years old Punjab University to be further improved
That was the question a little girl asked out loud about the woman who had accompanied her schoolmate to a birthday party. In any segment of the Indian urban population, the visual distinction between mothers and maids is sacred. The maids look impoverished and servile, and in a room filled with the master class they . . . → Read More: Pakistan should study Indian education reforms