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Issue 13 April 2020

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Ali Salman Siddique Getting Technical With Vocational Education

Ali Salman Siddique: Getting Technical With Vocational Education

Vocational and technical education is one of the surefire ways a country can ensure that a majority of its youth get their hands on decent paying jobs, or get the skills that help them run sustainable small-scale businesses of their own. In Pakistan, there has only been a limited focus on the potential this key
Technological Dementia: The ‘Perks’ Of Being On A Digital-Diet

Technological Dementia: The ‘Perks’ Of Being On A Digital-Diet

Forgetfulness is a trait increasingly becoming common in the younger generation. Haleema Khalid presents the case about why it might be a direct result of our enhanced reliance on gadgets and decreased use of our own brains. “Oh! Sorry… I forgot…” “Well, it’s embarrassing but I don’t remember…” “Please remind me, I often forget things…”
Corona-Crisis Creating Uncertainty For Future Of Varsities

Corona-Crisis Creating Uncertainty For Future Of Varsities

he worsening coronavirus crisis has led to the world resorting to drastic measures, including higher education institutes worldwide trying to implement all measures enlisted in the yet to be written book of what to do when crisis strikes. According to a survey conducted and published by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) on how universities are addressing the coronavirus
PROCRASTINATION AND 6 EFFECTIVE WAYS TO FIGHT IT

Procrastination And 6 Effective Ways To Fight It

Laziness is a crime all of us are guilty of often. But what happens when you get so into the habit that it starts taking a toll on important matters, like finishing off that crucial term assignments, or beginning that tough prep for the final exams. Well, you have become a professional  procrastinator. Mahrukh Nadeem
Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness

Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness

A teacher explains the proper way of washing hands to her pupils at a school in Pakistan. The focus on personal hygiene could not get any more serious than it is right now given the strange times we are facing following the global spread of the coronavirus. As we write this, there are more than

NEWS ROUND UP

PHEC To Assist Varsities Continue Education Online   The Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) has constituted a nine-member committee to enable higher education institutions to continue teaching lessons online.This comes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic which forced the Government of Punjab to announce closure of all education institutions until May 31. The closures
Embracing The N-Word Why It’s Important To Learn To Say No

Embracing The N-Word: Why It’s Important To Learn To Say No

In a world where yes-man-ship tends to get you furthest in classrooms and careers, saying no might be a costly proposition. But does the desire to conform and associate justify an individual disregarding all sense of right and wrong and doing what is necessary for immediate gains? We discuss why learning to say no is
The Impact Of War on Terror On Education in FATA

The Impact Of War on Terror On Education in FATA

The war on terror that was fought in the Tribal Areas for more than decade has cost the people of the area dearly, especially when considered the loss for education for the youth. Abdul Hadi writes about the effects and the need for a renewed focus on education in the affected areas. he Education Policy