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Editorial: Higher education woes in Pakistan

No doubt the education system in Pakistan is in shambles and an overhaul is in order. However, it seems that the stakeholders are not interested – or for a better term not inclined – to change the existing state of affairs. The problem is clearly evident, but the people in …

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VCs role, politics and autonomy

Universities of the country are autonomous bodies meaning that they have the freedom to take decisions by themselves and govern themselves. As a matter of policy it is accepted on paper; however the situation is very different. Inter-university, provincial and in some cases federal politics play a vital role in …

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Bifurcation of education

The Punjab government has bifurcated the education ministry into school education and higher education. Rana Mashhood who was the education minister and also held other portfolios quit his position and now hold only the school education ministry. Some claim that it is a good sign, which shows the government’s resolve …

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In defence of HEC ranking

A lot has been said against the ranking mechanism of the Higher Education Commission (HEC); however what is missing is a constructive criticism to make the federal institution’s ranking more representative of the higher education landscape of the country. It is true that HEC needs to devise better assessment technique …

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Colleges: a stepchild of the education sector

Higher education sector has seen a boom in the past decade, specifically at the university level; however the same cannot be said for another important part level of the education sector – colleges in the country. The discrepancies at this level are well-known to all, be it the government departments …

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