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FULBRIGHT STUDENT PROGRAM 2020

FULBRIGHT STUDENT PROGRAM 2020

By: Muhammad Bilal Butt With thousands of accredited colleges and universities in the United States, how do you find the one that is right for you? Despite tonnes of information online and numerous educational consultancies in Pakistan, students end up, sometimes, going to a wrong place. Either the institutions aren’t reputable enough, or there are visa issues, or simply the …

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EDUCATION REFORMS

EDUCATION REFORMS

Panacea to All Ills Education is considered the mainstay of a country’s growth as it plays a catalytic role in socioeconomic development. In any society, economic progress or social change can be stimulated and sustained only when common people are provided with education. Development of any country is directly dependent on quality education, especially the technical and vocational training, as …

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Quotable Quotes For Competitive Exams

Quotable Quotes For Competitive Exams

Education 1. “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela 2. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin 3. “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” — Margaret Mead 4. “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learnt in school.” …

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Higher Education in Post 18th Amendment Era

Higher Education

By: Uzair Salman  The 2018 annual report released by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan described the state of higher education in Pakistan in one sentence: “The focus has not been on the promotion of higher education, but on legal battles and survival issues.” Under the 18th Amendment, the provincial governments were supposed to establish their own higher education commissions …

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Research Culture in Pakistan

Research Culture in Pakistan

An Oft-neglected Domain Research is an all-time métier of Dr Zahid Yousaf, an Associate Professor and Head Center for Media and Communication Studies, University of Gujrat. His deep devotion for, and resolute commitment to, promoting research is vividly evident in the launch of, in a very short span of time, MPhil and PhD classes at the Centre, and a growing …

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PhD Scholars in Pakistan

PhD Scholars in Pakistan

Time to focus on a crucial sector of education There was a time when a graduate in our society would proudly add BA to his name to flaunt the degree he had to his credit. It was because the people who had acquired education till that level were very few in number. Most people were either illiterate or had gone …

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Reforming Higher Education in Pakistan

Reforming Higher Education in Pakistan

Higher education does not know how to speak for its interests Since the creation of Pakistan, higher education system of the country has been a matter of great concern among various circles, especially the educationists, government, policymakers and general public. Ranging from socioeconomic system to religio-cultural lives of people the issue of higher education has several dimensions. In 1974, to …

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Hassles of higher education

Hassles of higher education

Oh, what a pleasure it was to listen to Dr Tariq Banuri. The new chairman of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) was invited to a reception on June 4 by the Inter-University Consortium for the Promotion of Social Sciences (IUCPSS). The consortium has been working since 2012 to promote not only the social sciences but also arts and humanities. Murtaza …

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Providing University Education to Youth

Providing University Education to Youth

  Let’s resolve on International Youth Day 2018 Youth of a nation is the chunk of population that is blessed with talent and the vigour to achieve their aim. They can take a nation to the heights of glory and development if they are provided with an environment where they can exploit their élan and talent. It is in this …

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Mending higher education

Mending higher education

The higher education sector has been under serious crisis for the last several years. Over the last decade, the procedures introduced by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) have become overly bureaucratic and overly intrusive in university affairs. The HEC Ordinance clearly lays down what the commission can or cannot do. Universities must remain autonomous, governed by their own statutory bodies …

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