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The State of Learning in Pakistan: A Tale of Denial and Urgent Reformation

The true nature of learning ‘anything’ in Pakistan is far grim, let alone the modern education standards. As a matter of fact, the overall learning attitude is nothing short of a horror story. People seem to be in a continual denial of the reality and let their children waste their time in their most prime time of learning in this…
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The Impact of Pakistan’s Education System

What PM Shehbaz Sharif blurted out recently isn’t quite a national secret. Though none in high office can admit it publicly, in a moment of despair he admitted that wherever he visits, disdain is written on the faces of hosts. Respecting those who keep asking for loans and rollovers is…

Govt to declare education emergency

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on 9 April 2024 announced that the federal government would declare an education emergency in the country and would provide all possible resources to educate children of poor families. He vowed to replicate his idea of free education to children of the poor and deserving…

Punjab govt to open transgender schools in each division: CM

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz has announced the establishment of a transgender school at division level and also directed the relevant authorities to provide educational facilities to special children in at least one government school in each district. These decisions were taken at a meeting held to review proposed…

13,000 non-performing schools to be given to NGOs in Punjab

In the name of bringing reforms, the Maryam Nawaz-led provincial government is going to hand over 13,000 non-performing public schools of the province to non-government organisations (NGOs), Dawn learnt on 3rd April 2024. The chief minister presided over a meeting to review the School Education Reforms Programme and decided to…

Autism and SDGs

The 2024 observance of World Autism Day is aligned with the implementation status and progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition representing human evolution and neurodiversity among all world populations. The SDGs are universally agreed goals adopted in 2015 by the UN to bridge economic disparities…

New Education Policy “hinders” literacy

The Provincial Education Department has formally issued a notification announcing the commencement of the new academic year session 2024-25 from April 1 for all government schools. Simultaneously, an inflation bomb has been dropped on the parents of students as a new admission policy has been introduced, which restricted admission for…

Support for boys in Pakistan

NO, the article is not about the ‘boys’ often referred to in Pakistan. It is actually about schooling and the need to think about the support that boys also need in schools. We still have a significant gender gap in enrolments in schools in Pakistan, and it persists across the…
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