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Dysfunctional educational system is holding economy back: PBIF

President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain on Wednesday said the dysfunctional educational system is holding the economy back. The government should increase investment in education to achieve high growth rate otherwise the competing …

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HEC directed to take action against embezzlements in universities

National Assembly Standing Committee on Education here Tuesday urged Higher Education Commission (HEC) to conduct an inquiry and take an action on complaints into the malpractices, mismanagement and financial embezzlements at Hazara, Swat and Bacha Khan universities. The body in its meeting held here under the Chairmanship of Amirullah Marwat …

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Higher education must go global

In the last few decades, the world has seen a steady march towards regional integration and globalisation through economic blocs like BRICs, intercontinental road and rail networks through the One Belt, One Road project and exceeding adaptation of the WTO regime. However, Britain’s impending exit from the European Union and …

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Education woes

In recent years, Pakistan’s one sector that has undergone huge difficulties and experienced gigantic challenges seriously is education after successive governments have failed to prioritize the basic necessity to educate the citizens. Though Pakistan has doubled its budget with average increase of 17.5 percent every year since 2010 yet according …

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Five education officials suspended for corporal punishment

School Education Department (SED) Punjab has suspended services of Ehsan Malik holding additional charge of the post of Chief Executive Officer of District Education Authority Lahore, Ms Tayyaba Butt Dy. DEO (secondary education), Ms Naghmana Irshad headmistress and two SST namely Rehana Kauser and Bushra Tufail. These orders have been …

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China plans educational and cultural activities for Pakistan

Chinese authorities have planned several educational and cultural projects in Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Culture Corridor – part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Managing Director of the Cultural Communication Centre (CCC) of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Echo Lee, said that they were trying to identify …

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