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EDUCATION TODAY

IN CRISES, HEADING FOR CATASTROPHE

The education sector in Pakistan has seen a rapid expansion over the last two decades. There has been a rapid rise in the number of educational institutes of all cadres and at all levels in almost every nook and corner of the country.
AUTHOR: EMANUEL SARFRAZ
AUTHOR: M AZAM MAHMOOD
HEC's Budget

HEC, Budget Cuts And The Fate Of Higher Education

BUDGET CUTS AND THE FATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Author: Riaz ul Haq

Riaz ul Haq is a senior journalist based in Islamabad . he can be reached at riazulhaq86@gmail.com and on twitter @riazhaq.

Public schools in Punjab struggle

Pakistani Rural Education Improving, But Too Little, Too Slow

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) is a citizen-led household based survey that gauges literacy and numeracy levels of children aged 5-16 years all over Pakistan. This year’s report found that education in rural Pakistan was improving on all accounts, but the rate of improvement is far from ideal, Ammar Sheikh describes in his detailed report.

Author: Ammar Sheikh

Ammar sheikh is correspondent of academia magazine.He has covered education sector as reporter in leading English dailies. He can be reached at ammar.sheikh@academiamag.com and on twitter @ammarshek

Ziauddin Yousafzai: The Man Who Let Malala Fly

From the torment caused by the shooting of his young daughter to rebuilding life anew far from home, Ziauddin Yousafzai has gone through his fair share of ups and downs. Khadijha Tariq got in touch with him to find out how it’s been.

Author: Khadijha Tariq

Khadija Tariq has done masters in mass communication and currently is a content editor for Academia magazine. She has previously worked as freelance Academia writer.She can be reached at Khadijha@academiamag.com and tweets at @khadijhatariq

Higher Education in Balochistan

The federal government is planning to slash the higher education budget for 2019-20 by more than half. That could well mean the beginning of funeral rites for higher education in Pakistan’s largest, but most underdeveloped, province, opines Adnan Aamir.

Getting The Nails Ready For The Coffin

Author: Adnan Amir

Adnan Amir is a journalist and researcher based in Quetta ,Pakistan. He can be reached at email: Adnan.amir @live.com and twitter @iadnanaamir.

TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Technical education plays a crucial role in the economic progress of any  nation. Be it the example of post-war Japan or China in recent years,  technical skills of a large number of people laid the foundations on which  the two worked diligently to become industrial giants of the world.

Author: ARSLAN HAIDER

Arsalan Haider is Editor Reporting of Academia Magazine. Prior to joining Academia he has worked with leading national dailies. He can be reached at arsalan.haider@academiamag.com and on twitter @ arsalanhaider14

Kingston College – Primed For Redefining Educational Benchmarks

It’s hard not to be impressed by the grandeur of the purpose built 20 acre premises Kingston College has chosen to begin its ambitious journey of imparting educational excellence to the next generation of Pakistani learners. But does the beauty of Lahore’s new educational set up go further than being skin deep. We find out.

Author: M Azam Mahmood

M Azam Mahmood Butt has an MBA from IBA and is the editor for Academia Magazine. He has previously been part of the English language News media industry, and also worked in the real estate and retail sectors. he can be reached at editor@academiamag.com

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO RESHAPE TEACHING AND LEARNING

The Al hasn’t made any difference so far but quietly it is changing our daily lives in many ways. With the advent of widespread artificial intelligence the futurists are predicting both devastating and startling changes in education sector that will arise in next 20 years.

Author: HAMMAD ANWAR

Hammad Anwar is the head of digital marketing for 41 Academia Magazine with an experience of over 70 years’ I of handling digital space for national and international organizations He can be reached at hammad.anwar@ academiamag.com.

Pakistanis must be inspired by their history, not bound by it

Dr Christopher Taylor recently joined Pakistan premier liberal arts university, Habib University, as the vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty after more than 25 years in various academic and administrative roles at various international universities, including Drew University.
Author: Aisha Saeed

Aisha Saeed is feature editor of Academia Magazine. She can be reached at aisha.saeed@academiamag.com and on twitter @MsAishaK

THE DEPARTMENTS’ OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

The departments’ of social sciences at various public sector universities have been facing a declined enrollment ratio for the last several years. A number of varsities have ended admission entrance test requisite for students. However this opportunity has also failed to attract more students to the discipline.

Author: ARSHAD YOUSAFZAI

THE KNOWLEDGE SCHOOL

An exceptionally gifted emerging visionary leader Mariam Nur Murad has all the traits ideally suited for a global educationist, innovator and social entrepreneur. Mariam is the director of the The Knowledge School (TKS), founder of Women Institute of Learning and Leadership, Member Board of Trustees of Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Trust Editor-in-Chief at TKS News, Vice Chairperson of Khurram Murad Foundation, and owner and conceptualize of Symposium Café.
Author: Emanuel Sarfraz

Emanuel Sarfraz is Managing Editor of Academia Magazine. He has over two decades of experience in journalism and has worked at top slots in different national and international newspapers. He can be reached at managing. editor@academiamag.com and on twitter @EmanuelSarfraz

DEPRESSION ON THE RISE

Nine out of 10 individuals suffer from depression and this rate is much higher in students now-a-days as students are the most vulnerable segment of the society. But let us first understand what the term depression is. Some use it in the right way, some use it in the wrong way.
Author: Dr Zahid Mahmood

Higher Education In Pakistan: In Reverse Gear On An Uphill Drive

The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan that replaced the University Grants Commission was supposed to do wonders for the sector. It did for a while before constitutional amendments empowered provinces to go their own way. The results have been rather unpleasant, writes Dr Shaukat Mahmood.

Author:Dr Shaukat Mahmood

Dr Shaukat Mahmood is a well known writer and the man behind popular Maxim cartoons. He is heading Research Center for Doctoral Studies at University of Punjab. He can be reached at drshaukatmahmood@gmail.com