53% of female students in Pakistan are out of school

An NGO, Alif Ailaan recently conducted a research report on challenges faced by Pakistani children and their education. Subsequently, it was revealed in the report that colossal 24 million Pakistani children do not go to the school. Out of this massive figure, 53% of them are female students (aged 5-16 years) and as a result Pakistan has the second-largest number of out of school female students in the world. According

31 PhD and 26 MPhil programmes shut down across number of Pakistani universities

Due to the failure of meeting the requirements set by the Higher Education Commission (HEC), as many as 31 PhD and 26 MPhil programmes have been shut down across number of universities in Pakistan. The Chairperson of HEC, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed during a press conference explained that different institutes offering MS, MPhil and PhD programmes were inspected by the education commission’s Quality Assurance Agency. The programmes that couldn’t meet the quality requirements

Chinese to learn Balochi, Baloch people to learn Chinese at NUML in Gwadar

National University of Modern Languages (NUML) will teach Balochi language to Chinese and Chinese language to the people of Balochistan. The university will set up a campus in Gwadar primarily to enable the local community of the region to contribute effectively in trade and economic activities that are likely to be generated after the completion of Gwadar port and the Chine-Pakistan Economic Project (CPEC). These projects are implemented along with

British Council Library reopens in Pakistan after 15 years

After a gap of 15 years, British Council Library reopens in Pakistan. An official inauguration ceremony was held on Thursday afternoon in Karachi which was also attended by Sind Governor Dr. Ishratul Ibad Khan. Revival of the library signifies the strengthening of cultural ties between Pakistan and United Kingdom. Dr. Ishratul Ibad did the honors of inaugurating the library. While speaking about the library, he stated: “This historic moment has

LUMS asked to reduce 10% fee hike via online petition

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) has been under criticism for its sudden surge in fee structure. The alumni association has initiated an online petition against the university and asked them to cut down its tuition fee by 10%. LUMS Students and Alumni Action Committee (LSAAC) began this petition in their efforts to curtail the spike in fee and asked the university administration to maintain it at 2015-16 benchmarks. This

Manaal Amir: Student of APS Peshawar grabs 1st position in SSC examination

The Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) has announced the result of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination 2016 on Tuesday which was topped by Army Public School (APS) Peshawar female student, Manaal Amir, who bagged 1032 marks in the Science Group. Surprisingly, remaining two positions were also secured by the female students namely Urooj Fatima (1031 marks) and Hifza Saeed (1030 marks). Both these students were enrolled in

Korea to assist Pakistan in promoting technical and vocational sector

There have been plenty of partnerships between Pakistan and various other foreign countries like China, Germany and Iran. This time round, the bond between Korea and Pakistan is going to get stronger after both countries are involved in a partnership where the former country will help promote Pakistan’s technical and vocational sector. Counsellor of Korean Embassy Minister, Kim Jim Wook, called on National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Executive

Forget literacy, education is need of the time

There was chaos in the air. Shrill voices and displeasing exchange of words were tearing through my ear drum, before I could make my way to reach Masjid Al Haram’s women section after performing ablution in an underground washing area. I witnessed a roving herd of savages in the middle of the holy city of Makkah, I was almost in a state of unspeakable awe at the sight of my

Honoring FATE – LUMS Honors winners of the US State Department Competition

LUMS held an event on Monday, March 7, 2016 to honor its students, the team of FATE who recently won first prize in the P2P: Challenging Extremism competition in the United States organized by Edventure Partners, Facebook and the US Department of State. The event was attended by Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi, the Vice Chancellor at LUMS as well as Syed Babar Ali, the Pro Chancellor at LUMS. It

Pakistan through the eyes of foreign students at LUMS

We’re all very aware of the negative perception that exists about Pakistan in international media. At times like these, one loves coming across something that slices through the air of pessimism and portrays a positive image. Here are two international students who not only chose to leave the comfort of their home countries but also chose to embrace education in Pakistan and are currently studying at LUMS. This speaks volumes