(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
That’s part of the business model. It’s the same as hiring temps in industry or what they call “associates” at Wal-Mart, employees that aren’t owed benefits. It’s a part of a corporate business model designed to reduce labor costs and to increase labor servility. When universities become corporatized, as has been happening quite systematically over . . . → Read More: How higher education ought to be: Chomsky
The education ministry at the federal level is beset with confusion and lack of clarity, a reason why a string of issues keep cropping up. Rechristened the Ministry of Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education in June 2013, after its role was mightily curtailed in the wake of the landmark Eighteenth Constitutional Amendment, the . . . → Read More: Confusion regarding Education
You’ve spoken widely about schools and business, John. How important a role do you see higher education playing in getting the UK back on track?
I think the market is changing very rapidly and in part this is a consequence of tuition fees, which have been a real challenge for the higher education sector. But . . . → Read More: Universities are businesses
Baroness Margaret Thatcher is again firmly in the spotlight in the UK after the release of The Iron Lady – a biographical portrait of the first and only female prime minister of the United Kingdom. Sitting in the packed cinema after queuing for nearly an hour and eventually managing to get two of the last . . . → Read More: “The Iron Lady” is a poor reflection of Thatcher and her actions in office