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A Rat Race for Admission Tests

A Rat Race for Admission Tests

In a couple months from now, our country is going to witness a magnificent feat where the participants are nation’s young breed who are to be sieved through. The successful, rather lucky ones,...
Our Shackling Education: A Tale of Woe

Our Shackling Education: A Tale of Woe

The decision between right and wrong requires reasons and for establishing the reasons we need to have knowledge, which in turn demands education.   In Pakistan, it is an established fact that...
Let’s be Clear on ‘Pakistan ka Matlab Kya?’

Let’s be Clear on ‘Pakistan ka Matlab Kya?’

A lot has been enchanted on twitter, facebook, blogs and other muzzling protests opposing the Geo TV campaign of “Parhne likhnay k siwa Pakistan ka matlab kya”? Let me say that being the...
Education is Not For Elites Alone

Education is Not For Elites Alone

“Each day around a quarter of the country’s teachers do not turn up to school” – Sir Michael Barber, Co-chair, Pakistan Education Task Force   Peela Schools and our education systems...
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...
Singing to Educate

Singing to Educate

One of the most emotive images are of young, fragile shoulders carrying twice the load as their own weight, angelic faces marked with the miseries of the material world. Thinking it could be the...
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,...
Grades Don’t Make a Scholar

Grades Don’t Make a Scholar

Unfortunately the higher your grades are the more erudite you’re considered. In fact grades don’t reflect one’s intellect. Who knows you might have scored straight As by cramming. You may be a...
My School in the Village

My School in the Village

At last my village had Coeducation-school. First of its kind in the village in last 200 years (and before that village did not exist). So I was sent to the most modern and broad minded school of its...
Help Secure the Future of Pakistan

Help Secure the Future of Pakistan

Security is the degree of protection against danger, damage, loss, and crime.     In our country security is a luxury only reserved for some, and it is a blessing if you are a part of the...