A recent report is showing impressive gains in learning across Pakistan.
The state seems to lack the will and the skill to manage structural reforms.
How do we put out-of-school children into schools, and how do we ensure improvement in standards?
Sports can teach our youth valuable lessons in how to live and work in harmony.
Are we going to jail parents if they are not able or willing to send children to school?
What if we were to do away with the Matriculation and Intermediate examinations?
It would be a shame if good policies do not survive political transitions.
In the end, it seems to be all about money. And the problem is not the NFC or devolution.
Economic growth is not an end in itself; it is important because it allows people to have better lives.
We need nuanced policies based on detailed analyses of why many children are out of school.
The meaning of ‘uniformity’ has to be seen in terms of giving a boost to those being left behind.
Why should provinces not have the power to set their own curriculum?
For children with mild or moderate difficulties, being in mainstream schools is very important.
We cannot differentiate between the performance of the provinces to clearly say that one did better than the other.
There appears to be pressure on the junior faculty to ensure they remain on the good side of the senior lot.
Pakistani academics know all too well how easy it is to game the system set up by the HEC.
If you are not using your learning to make sense of the world around you, you are not learning.
The importance of developing the habit of thinking independently can’t be overemphasised.
The quality of education has become a major stumbling block.
Should we not think of redesigning some of our institutions to create spaces for our young generations?