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Balochistan: Roping It In Through Education

Balochistan: Roping It In Through Education

Rising above the mountains of Balochistan, the Princess of Hope is finally beginning to see in the province what she was once named for: hope. From new schools, art academies, and universities in Lasbela and Turbat, education is offering hope to the people of the province, especially in places where education once was a distant dream. Aisha Saeed tells a tale of how education is helping students in Balochistan integrate into the national discourse.

Author: Aisha Saeed

Bullying By Teachers? Yes, It Happens All The Time

Bullying By Teachers? Yes, It Happens All The Time

Can teachers ever be bullies? Can teachers ever cause mental trauma to a student? Can students get fed up with school all together due to bullying by teachers? The answer to these questions is, sadly, yes. Sania Nasir tells us about an issue often ignored and why it should not be.

Author: Sania Nasir

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Can Universities Survive The Digital Age?

Do universities really matter in today’s world where almost all the information you need has become a free resource? Hussain Nadim contends why the entire system of university education has become a fallacy and needs a serious overhaul to survive the digital age.

Author: Hussain Nadim

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Is Pakistan Ready For A COVID-19 Tsunami? Observations, Lamentations, Suggestions

Despite having a host of examples to learn from and clear head start to plan an effective response, Pakistan’s actions to contain the spread of dangerous COVID-19 disease have raised a lot of questions. But the big question is: Does Pakistan realize the gravity of the situation the world is in and is it itself ready?

Author: Dr Sohail Rao

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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.

Author: Abdul Hadi

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 an extremely important personality aspect humans need to hone.

Author: Intsab Sahi

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.

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 writes why procrastination is really bad and how you can kick the habit.

Author: Mahrukh Nadeem

Corona-Crisis Creating Uncertainty For Future Of Varsities

Corona-Crisis Creating Uncertainty For Future Of Varsities

The 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.

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.

Author: Haleema Khalid

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 educational sector carries. But will Ali Salman, the new TEVTA chief, get technical education the popularity it deserves?

Author: Arslan Haider