Tag: Education

Quality reforms to empower public education

Aisha Sarwari | Out of those Pakistanis who complete five years of primary school, only half are literate. Moreover, in rural areas just over two-fifths...

PTI minister defends his party’s performance in KP

News Desk | Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader and Minister of Education in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Muhammad Atif Khan, defended his party against the allegations of...

48% of Pakistani Women have no say in their health matters

News Analysis | A United Nations Report titled “Turning Promises into Action- Agenda 2030” has been released revealing disturbing statistics that demonstrate how far behind...

Malala honored with mural painting in India

News Desk | The youngest Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai was recently honored with a mural painting in India for ardently speaking for the right...

Is Nawaz really a threat to democracy?

News Analysis | Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leaders have accused ousted Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif of attempting to derail democracy. PPP senior leaders criticized...

Malala takes sly dig at Trump during feminism speech at WEF

News Desk | The young activist from Pakistan Malala Yousafzai delivered a powerful statement on feminism recently at the Annual Meeting of World Economic Forum...

Zainab’s murderer caught: Are our children safe now?

Omer Aftab | Zainab’s murderer is caught and will be dealt with the course of law. So should all the parents be comfortable and fearless...

Banning primary education in English might backfire on Iran

Andrew Korybko | Iran banned the teaching of English in both government and non-government primary schools. The decree comes after a week of protests at...

Promise delivered! KP education rankings come out on top

Aisha Sarwari | The success of policymaking is rooted in collection and analysis of relevant data. It provides evidence to make sound decisions especially in...

What are Tehreek-e-Labbaik’s chances in 2018 elections?

News Analysis | Tehreek-e-Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah (TYLRA) chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi recently announced that his party will contest in the upcoming 2018 general elections....

Time to stop being duped by the private education industry

Aisha Sarwari | Private education is a billion-rupee industry in Pakistan. It is a perceived national consensus that public education is not even half as...

Israel to leave UNESCO on 31st December

AFP | Israel has formally notified the UN's culture and education body of its withdrawal from the organisation, two months after it announced it would...

The quality gap in Pakistan’s education system

Myrah Qadeer Khan | In the course of recent decades Pakistan's training environment has developed to the point of being indistinguishable. Helped by inadequate open division...

Eat Vegetable | keep your brain 11 years younger

Eating about one serving of green, leafy vegetables daily may reduce the rate of brain aging - the equivalent of being 11 years younger,...

Can education be decolonized in Pakistan?

Ikram Sehgal | Established initially as institutions of higher studies, Madrasahs taught law, Islamic sciences and philosophy. Prior to the arrival of British, both religious...

School based budgeting is the future

Aisha Sarwari | The most critical transformation underway in the public schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa seems to be school finance reforms. Following on the footsteps...

Afghan girls’ robotics team overcomes setbacks to win contest in Europe

News Desk | After series of setbacks, the girl's from the robotics team of Afghanistan won a prestigious robotic competition in Europe. The three teenage girls...

Can PTI make Pakistan a welfare state?

Dr. Farid A Malik | Kaptaan has made a firm commitment that his Naya Pakistan will be a welfare state. In the sixties, Zulfiqar Ali...

How to use a mind map to organize your life

Karol Krol | To say I’m a big fan of mind mapping would be a massive understatement. In fact, I use mind maps every day, both for...

India and Saudi Arabia: Two countries going in unexpected directions

Adam Garrie | In spite of its painful birth as a free and independent state, India quickly became a model for what many considered to be...

Has PTI achieved its political goals in KPK?

GVS Exclusive In an exclusive discussion with GVS, Shah Farman, Information Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, claimed that PTI's political goals were always different from other political...

Our real intellectual crisis is not that we are failing to...

Dr. S. Zulfiqar Gilani | Discerning people agree that we have an intellectual crisis in the country. However, write-ups on the crisis are largely descriptive...

Time to get rid of crooks

Haider Mehdi | At a recent seminar in Toronto, organized by OPEN (Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America) I heard a talk by Dr....

How to be free from constraints

Natalie Sisson | I’d like you to imagine waking up tomorrow with no limitations whatsoever. How would you spend your day? Who would you spend it with? Where in...

Punjab Food Authority on a Mission

News Analysis | The Punjab Food Authority has sealed a popular coffee house and a Chinese restaurant in Lahore and two fast food restaurants on...

24% Increase in Sindh’s education budget; what will it achieve?

Zainab Husain | Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah placed education as a priority in his budget speech for 2017-18 presented to Sindh Assembly...

Sharmeen Obaid has just made Pakistan proud again!

News Desk | Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's documentary, "A girl in the River", won the Emmy's best documentary Award, in New York. She shared the news...

KPK government brings revolutionary changes in education sector

Aisha Sarwari | The Elementary and Secondary Education Department (ESED) of the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has addressed what is clearly an education emergency. A...

A step in the right direction by the Punjab Higher Education...

News Analysis | The Punjab Higher Education Department (PHED) appears to be in chaos over a controversial notification which barred 18 universities in the province...

Higher purposes of university education

Dr. S. Zulfiqar Gilani | Universities have mushroomed all over Pakistan, and there is an ever-increasing number of individuals with University Degrees. On the face...

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