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Editorial: LHC decision and fate of PHECs

The implications of the recent Lahore High Court judgment regarding the appointment of vice chancellors in 4 universities have more far- reaching consequences than the appointments at these universities. The judgment also puts to question the powers of the provincial Higher Education Commissions, in Punjab and Sindh. The question to …

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Language barriers

United Nations Global Education Monitoring Report 2016 says that 40 per cent of the world’s children are being taught in a language which is not their mother tongue. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Pakistan does not fare well in education keeping in view that we have been overlooking …

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Editorial: Education beyond money

After the announcement of the current budget, a lot of attention has been given to the amount being allocated by the federal and provincial governments for education and calls to increase the size of the budget are being constantly made. However, another very important aspect is being overlooked in the …

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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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