Education

Nearly Two Million Children in Balochistan Out of School

Nearly Two Million Children in Balochistan Out of School

By Mir Behram Baloch, Journalist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Balochistan faces massive education challenges to encourage nearly two million children to return to school. QUETTA —1.8 million children in Balochistan are out of school, said Sardar Raza Barech, education advisor to Chief Minister (CM) of Balochistan on Monday. Mr. Barech made the revelation while speaking at a program titled “Education Governance” that was organized by Mishal Pakistan in Quetta Press Club. According to Barech there are 800 high schools and 1,165 middle schools in […]

New Education Challenges in Balochistan

New Education Challenges in Balochistan

By Aziz Ejaz, Writer
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Balochistan faces serious education challenges as youth quit school to protest the enforced disappearances of their family members. Cases of Baloch missing persons have gone unresolved since 2001. In an unprecedented march on October 27, 2013, 71-year-old Mama Qadeer Baloch led a grueling long march from Balochistan’s capital Quetta to Karachi, and finally to Islamabad. This march was documented by the Voice of Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) for the safe release of thousands of Baloch […]

Kabul Must Protect Nangarhar University from “Talibanization”

Kabul Must Protect Nangarhar University from “Talibanization”

By Ahmad Hasib Farhan, Afghan Analyst and Commentator
Location Afghanistan Afghanistan

A threat to higher education in Afghanistan is the “Talibanization” of Nangarhar University. Nangarhar University is located in the geostrategically important eastern region of Afghanistan. The university was founded 50 years ago and is one of the largest universities in the country. Today the university has grown to a size of 13 faculties, with three new faculties established in the last two years. According to the university administration Nangarhar University has close to 14,000 students […]

December 26, 2014 · 1 comment · Afghanistan, Education
Pakistan’s Elusive Quality Education

Pakistan’s Elusive Quality Education

By Tariq Hussain, Writer for Pakistan Today
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Unless Pakistan’s government prioritizes the education sector, the economy will not progress. Only a well-educated society can resolve Pakistan’s multiple challenges. Unfortunately, no government has ever committed to turn around the education sector. However, the lawmakers introduced a National Education Policy in 2009 to increase the literacy rate which also suffers from “implementation and commitment gaps.” On the other hand, The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of universal education remained elusive as per the UNESCO report; […]

December 23, 2014 · 1 comment · Education, Pakistan
Will These Education Advocates Receive Nobel Prizes?

Will These Education Advocates Receive Nobel Prizes?

By Aziz Ejaz, Writer
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Will these education advocates receive the same prestige like Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi for risking their lives for equal education? Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old Pakistani education advocate, has been awarded the Noble Peace Prize in Oslo. She, along with her fellow 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi from India, received the award for championing education and children’s rights. Female education is being threatened in Pakistan and Afghanistan ever since the horrific 9/11 attacks. […]

December 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Pakistan
Taliban Terrorists Massacre Children in Peshawar School

Taliban Terrorists Massacre Children in Peshawar School

By Tayyab Baloch, Multimedia Journalist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistani Taliban perpetrated a senseless act of unspeakable brutality in an army public school in Peshawar. A Khyber Pakhtunkhwa spokesperson placed the death toll at 126. Talking to the media Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister said that more than 100 children have been killed. Twenty four bodies and 43 injured have been shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital while 60 bodies and 40 injured have been shifted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH). The Chief […]

December 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Education, Pakistan
Tampering with Curriculum in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Tampering with Curriculum in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

By Zubair Torwali, Researcher, Linguist and Human Rights Activist
Location Pakistan Pakistan

Education reform in Pakistan’s curriculum is rejected as an international conspiracy. Whether the curriculum needs to be in line with the cognitive needs and interests of the target groups—children—or it should be based on the geopolitical and ideological wrangling is a question which has not left us haunting in Pakistan yet. Having an immensely polarized society the popular discourse never allows any consideration of the country’s religious, cultural and linguistic diversity. Education in Pakistan is […]

December 12, 2014 · 1 comment · Education, Pakistan