Category Archive: ZS Blog

Teacher Professionalism in Pakistan

Teacher Professionalism in Pakistan

Teachers are the most important educational resource for students and a critical determinant of education quality. However, in Pakistan, teacher performance remains a concern to many education...
Improving Governance in Education Sector

Improving Governance in Education Sector

Pakistan faces significant challenges; huge disparities in education opportunities – particularly for the rural poor and girls – poor quality education, low enrolment and completion...
ASER – Pakistan: A Citizen-led Initiative about Learning Outcomes

ASER – Pakistan: A Citizen-led Initiative about Learning Outcomes

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) is a citizen-led household survey about learning outcomes, focusing not simply on inputs for quality or whether children are going to schools but what...
Nothing Right about Right To Education

Nothing Right about Right To Education

We Demand Protection of this Right for ALL Children     The horrifying news of attack on Malala Yousafzai – the young champion for girls education – cannot but be received by utter...
Governance Issues in Girls Education

Governance Issues in Girls Education

Our education system has many problems and these have been well documented and researched in education literature in the country and they are well known. We do not have enough schools, facilities are...
Inequality in Education

Inequality in Education

Educational opportunities available in Pakistan are of a very diverse nature. There are deep divisions based on regional disparities, rural-urban location, gender, income and wealth of parents,...
The Long Road to School

The Long Road to School

Just over six decades from Independence, Pakistan must reconcile itself to the fact that it has not yet made good on the intention of its founders to guarantee basic education to each of this...
Education is a Task – Pay Heed

Education is a Task – Pay Heed

The term ‘Education Emergency’ remained a fancy slogan for me from day one that I heard it, coming out in a mechanical gush from the mouth of a foreign presenter reading his call paper at a...
Three Macabre News Items and the Right to Education

Three Macabre News Items and the Right to Education

You do not need millions to die or be tortured,  humiliated and harassed, sometimes even  three are enough to make a landmark  claim to 25 A as a compelling act by the State and its upholders who...
Qissa Bar Aks : The Untold Story

Qissa Bar Aks : The Untold Story

The recent federal budget allocated for education for the fiscal year 2012-13, just 1.8% .A big hue and cry has been raised as to how a population of 187 million can be serviced with this amount. ...
Article 25-A: Right to Education

Article 25-A: Right to Education

Pakistan faces many challenges in education; these include huge disparities in opportunities, particularly for the rural poor and girls, poor quality education, low enrollment and completion rates,...
Article 25-A: Right to Education

Article 25-A: Right to Education

Pakistan faces many challenges in education; these include huge disparities in opportunities, particularly for the rural poor and girls, poor quality education, low enrollment and completion rates,...