Pakistan nowhere close to reaching 2015 education goals: UN

Pakistan, Yemen and several countries in sub-Saharan Africa were nowhere close to meeting their 2015 education goals, UN said on Thursday in its annual report. The intergovernmental organisation gave a third of the world’s countries a passing grade for efforts to provide universal basic education, but said most governments had failed on a pledge made More...

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Meeting the challenges of education

There has been much criticism of provincial governments regarding the way that they have disbursed devolved budgets since the Eighteenth Amendment to the constitution. Much of that criticism is wholly justified, More...

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What makes even elite students cheat?

Stanford University is the latest in a series of top American universities to admit it has a cheating problem. With nearly 16,000 students enrolled at Stanford, a few incidences of cheating and plagiarism are expected More...

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Talent Extravaganza 2015

Extra-curricular activities help unearth hidden talent of the young ones. They are a must for physical and mental growth of the children. That’s why reputed schools and educational institutes lay added emphasis More...

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Education activist Malala adds another feather to her crown

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai made it to Time MagazineÕs 100 Most Influential List for the second time. Time presented its annual list online on Thursday, naming the most influential people worldwide, including More...

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Only 8% youth have access to higher education

The Senate was informed Friday that only eight per cent of the people between the age of 17 and 23 years have access to higher education compared to 26 per cent in South Asia and 43 per cent in Germany. Minister More...

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E for education, R for reform

By Syed Rashid Munir “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled,” observedPlutarch, the Greek historian and biographer. True to this spirit of learning, the Greeks laid the foundation of More...

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‘Society cannot progress without teachers’

Speakers at an award distribution ceremony held as part of a Media Group’s Aao Parhao campaign maintained that teachers were the pride of any country. The event was held at Government Post Graduate College for More...

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Undergraduate education: A prescription for failure

Universities in Pakistan are attempting to produce doctoral graduates out of ill-prepared undergraduates and that is a prescription for failure (‘We need more doctors in this house’, Dawn, Nov 3, 2013). The More...

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Investment in education is the only way to progress

KARACHI: Former governor Lt Gen (r) Moinuddin Haider has said that Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, (MAJU) Karachi, one of the country’s private universities, has shown that investment in education is the only More...