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Merit vs money

Sir: Every public college and university provides self-supporting programmes in which students pay more fees that is almost equal to that of private institutions. Teachers pay more attention to these programmes as they are paid more for these evening classes. Teachers don’t even care about the morning classes in which …

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Civic education

Sir: Lahore being the second largest city of the country and a metropolitan lacks order, especially on the roads. People of the city, having access to better education opportunities than most of Pakistan, do not follow traffic rules. Everyone tries to get ahead, as if it was some sort of …

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Outdated system

Sir: Our education system is in tatters and desperately needs an overhaul. Everything – from teaching methodology to examinations – is outdated. We are following the system that was given to us by the British and, it seems that we want to continue doing that without trying to upgrade any-thing. …

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Costly admission

Sir: Every year in the admission season, all private universities open their admissionsand ask for a hefty amount from students for admission forms and prospectus. These so-called hubs of education are fleecing students and their parents. People have nowhere to turn to, as universities can do whatever they want. Admissions …

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Securing our children

Sir: Through your newspaper I want to draw attention of the higher authorities toward security issues of the educational institutions in Lahore. Untrained and unarmed security guards, pickets and sandbags are inadequate to stop terrorism. Ordinary citizens are the only ones effected by such security measures, as, I am sure …

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