On issues that matter to the citizen, nothing seems to have changed at the police station.
Where is the regulatory structure that ensures product safety?
Strong data gathering and monitoring of results is a must for improving education policies.
The issue of social distance between students and teachers at government schools must be addressed.
Will the increase in the education budgets be able to address the inequities in our learning systems?
Half-hearted efforts in the form of more police at exam centres are not going to work.
‘We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.’ — Immanuel Kant
It’s hard to achieve universal education when we spent just 2pc of our GDP towards this goal.
The dominant narrative of Pakistan is power, and violence is its most naked and destructive form.
In Pakistan, rules are made to serve the powerful and strengthen their hold.
Our education, irrespective of level or type, does not inculcate empathy in our young people.
It is high time we experimented with the decentralisation of authority at the school level.
We are missing the larger narrative of who becomes a teacher in Pakistan and why.
If we want to ensure employment for our youth, we have to invest heavily in our people.
The role of a leader in our public education system cannot be emphasised enough.
The state bears the ultimate responsibility for the current climate of fear.
The state has a role to play in creating a more equitable society.
The coping mechanisms teachers offer in class cannot level the playing field for all students.
Why are the last 10-15pc of out-of-school children, in the relevant cohorts, so hard to bring into the system?
When we think of development and quality of life, we should also consider our social fabric.