Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood on Thursday launched a rare arts and culture scholarship program in Islamabad, aimed at offering assistance to students in traditionally neglected areas of the education system.
In the modern day quest for scientific research and knowledge acquirement, Pakistan’s ship, teetering at the brink of a predictable wreck, lags far behind the major players in the international scientific community.
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan has always been considered a regulatory body for higher educational institutes in Pakistan. This often translates to the idea that, “If there are problems in higher education or in institutions affiliated with higher education, the HEC must be at fault”. Possibly.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Wednesday hinted at the enormity of the challenge to get millions of out-of-school children back to schools, warning that such a large number of children that did not receive education could become a national security issue for Pakistan in the future.
What is needed is a serious overhaul of the system and of the approach stakeholders have towards education While almost every country in the world is continuously updating its academic curriculum with changing needs and passage of time, Pakistan is…
Pakistani universities’ dismal performance in the list of top 500 universities of Asia is a matter of grave concern, President Arif Alvi has said.
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan is committed to sustaining the pace of progress made in the higher education sector by enhancing quality, increasing access and promoting relevance of research through international linkages with eminent higher education institutions. This was stated by HEC Chairman Dr Tariq Banuri in a meeting with a group of representatives from 29 US universities on Wednesday.
English Language & employability might be more closely connected than thought earlier. Here is what Pakistan Needs to Focus on for now.
Pakistan has one of the youngest populations in the world with nearly 60 % population under the age of 29.Yet surprisingly, the highest unemployment rates are found among young people educated above matriculation level. This is a growing challenge which unless addressed on emergency basis, has the potential to transform the young work force advantage into a tragic liability.
The interim Punjab government issued a landmark notification last week, according to which transgender students will be given indiscriminate admissions and will be treated equally in all government and private schools across the province.
Until about two to three decades ago, educational units – schools, colleges and universities – working under the public sector played an efficient role in providing quality education with nominal government fees. But over the years, materialism, lack of long-term…