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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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BZU sub-campus HEC and PHEC

Recently the plight of students of Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Lahore was heard all over the country and what has surfaced as a cause of concern for sub-campuses of universities all over the Punjab. The issue is not just of this one sub-campus, but that of legal structures put in …

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Entry Test: a serious issue for students

Last year a committee was constituted to discuss if the entry test should continue or the universities should rely solely on board examinations. A decision is awaited. This year over 47,559 candidates, including 31,149 girls and 16,410 boys, appeared in the entry test of medical and dental colleges in 13 …

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Brain drain in higher education

Every year Pakistani teachers go abroad for higher education and research. Those who complete PhD from America, Germany, France and other countries on scholarship, many of them, either don’t wish to come back or they remain unable to re-adjust in Pakistan. Before going abroad they sign some agreements with their …

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