For most toddlers nowadays, parental pressure to start getting ‘educated’ begins much before the child can take the first step…
A few years ago, I was approached by a friend. She asked, “How old is your son now? 20 months? Does he know his colours, animals and modes of transport yet?”
Employees and staff of Pakistan Institute of Fashion and Design (PIFD) are once again up in protest against Vice Chancellor Hina Tayyaba Khalil, accusing her of manipulating an inquiry initiated against her to probe accusations of corruption and abuse of power.
As the six-week deadline set by the Supreme Court of Pakistan to appoint permanent vice chancellors in universities across Punjab approaches, Punjab Higher Education Department (HED) and Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) are racing against time to find suitable candidates.
The story of Finland’s educational overhaul is a remarkable one. Since the 1970s, the country has reformed curriculum, teaching methodologies, school environment etc in an attempt to produce more rounded individuals. As a result, Finland’s education system is now a producer of some of the most accomplished graduates in the world and the system is now held as an exemplary model for the rest of the world to emulate.
The federal government on Monday launched new curriculum and text books aimed at raising the quality of education in public schools in the federal capital. The new curriculum and text books are part of the government’s 100/100/100 programme that envisions 100% enrolment, 100% retention and 100% passing out of children in schools in the federal capital.
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan is planning to set up Baba Guru Nanak International University in Nankana Sahib in order to portray a “softer image” of Pakistan to the world. The university that will be set up in collaboration with Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) is estimated to cost Rs 1,000 million.
Punjab University and China’s Northeastern University (NEU) have signed a memorandum of understanding to launch a joint PhD program in the subject of history.
Although 10 Pakistani universities have been included in the recently launched Times Higher Education (THE) ranking titled Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018, just one university from Pakistan has found a place among the top 100 institutions.