(By Naeem Sadiq) Fast forward to May 2018. Riots erupt in all major towns of Pakistan after the announcement of the election results. Political parties complain of massive rigging, bogus votes, missing forms, ballot paper stuffing, missing thumb prints, use of non-magnetic ink, printing of extra ballot papers, multiple voting and a host of other . . . → Read More: Can Pakistan’s election system be fixed?
(By Dr Atta-ur-Rahman) Winds of change are now blowing across the landscape of Pakistan. The corrupt are being caught by the forces led by General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff, (COAS) and many are trying to escape to safer foreign shores where they have amassed mountains of dollars and pounds.
Karachi is beginning to . . . → Read More: Change is possible but not easy
(By Babar Sattar) How do you stay optimistic about the prospects of your country when the naked truth paints a dark picture? Is living in a make-believe world the true mark of love and loyalty or acknowledging your failures and faults with the object of stimulating change? An argument vociferously made by our ‘patriots’ is . . . → Read More: To keep the ship afloat
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
A former head of the country’s higher education watchdog has been found ‘guilty’ of academia’s greatest crime — plagiarism.
A probe committee has found that 30 per cent of the content of a research paper authored former Higher Education Commission (HEC) chairperson Javed Laghari was plagiarised from a European Union (EU) report.
. . . → Read More: Javed Laghari found guilty of plagiarism but cannot be punished
HEC has extended the last date for submission of applications for PhD fellowship till August 7.
The purpose of the extension is to facilitate candidates from far-flung areas of the country.
The scholarship will be awarded for the academic year 2012-13 in all areas of studies and disciplines on the quota basis as per federal . . . → Read More: PhD fellowship applications can be submitted by Aug 7: HEC
ISLAMABAD – The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has conferred Distinguished National Professor Award on four academicians for their outstanding performance.
The award is presented to those academicians who have shown exceptional performance in their respective fields, set benchmark for others and played a vital role in raising the standard of research as well as academic . . . → Read More: HEC awards 4 professors for their exceptional performance
Higher Education Commission (HEC) has received a case of plagiarism in which a student of Karachi University has alleged that her teacher stole her thesis and got it published with her name to get financial benefits, Dawn has learnt reliably.
According to sources, Mehwish Hameed, a PhD Scholar in Botany from Karachi University has alleged . . . → Read More: Karachi University student accuses supervisor for plagiarizing her thesis
We have seen an abnormal growth in the number of private universities in Pakistan over the past two decades, offering formula-type undergraduate programmes. The owner of some of these universities started them without charters and ran them as business for years, which helped them accumulate enough resources and clout to buy political influence to get . . . → Read More: Commercializing education in Pakistani Universities
The media is being kept in the dark over the progress being made by the Election Commission on the scrutiny of legislators’ educational credentials since the process was taken over by the chief election commissioner two month ago.
The ECP has stopped altogether issuing any press releases in this regard.
. . . → Read More: Media being kept at bay on fake degree progress