The story is one about poverty and the extremes of inequality this society appears to be willing to live with.
Entrenched and systemic power asymmetries are a serious issue in Pakistan
Effective regulators are needed to provide at least a semblance of checks on the executive.
There are hundreds of thousands of teachers who need to have access to good training.
Only when fees are going beyond the reach of middle-income groups do we hear calls for regulation.
There is a tremendous taboo on talking about or facing ability issues in Pakistan.
Even after 12 years of education, Amjad was barely literate.
Undergraduate degrees should not be seen as being tied too closely to job prospects.
Most students live in local contexts, but they do not exist in local contexts.
Access to education in Pakistan varies by income level of parents, geographical location and gender of children.
The shortage of female teachers for mathematics and science is felt everywhere in the country.
Poor quality, lack of timely delivery and absence of pride in one’s skills are part of the economic puzzle.
Unaffordable transport costs continue to deprive girls of an education.
Teachers, thinkers and writers shape our future. It is these very people we are trying to silence.
Are schools justified in charging fees in quarterly chunks and demanding advance payment?
If an industry starts going down the incentives path, only the poorest-quality item will be produced.
Can a country afford to under-utilise resources and still perform economically?
The motorcycle market has expanded rapidly, even in the peri-urban and rural areas.
Frequent policy changes by the government have not helped Pakistani manufacturers.
Students are brilliant at learning but can’t connect this with the world they live in.