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State of education in Pakistan

  For the purpose of development, education is a factor which must be given importance. It plays a vital role and combats factors, which have a negative impact on society and which prevent it from flourishing. The provision of education not only helps to combat unemployment but it ensures a solid foundation within society, ensuring social equity, promoting tolerance and awareness along with building up self esteem. Unfortunately for Pakistan, …

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The state of education in Pakistan since independence

  “You know the importance of education and the right type of education cannot be over-emphasized… If we are to make real, speedy and substantial progress, we must earnestly tackle this question…having regard to the modern conditions and vast developments that have taken place all over the world.” Quaid-e-Azam. It was under the leadership of Quaid-e-Azam that our nation, Pakistan was created. Being the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Holy …

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Growing number of business schools

  Over the years there has been a mushroom growth of business schools in Pakistan. A number of universities have established Business Administration Departments. Since this growth has taken place in a rather short span of time, availability of faculty became very difficult. Business schools are now competing directly with trade and industry in hiring the faculty. Now business schools offer attractive salaries, particularly to the visiting faculty members. However, …

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Cambridge versus intermediate education system

  When it comes to primary education, a student in Pakistan has the option either to pursue the local education system, which includes Matric followed by Intermediate or pursue the British education system through O Levels and A Levels. The Cambridge system is usually left for those who can afford the fees structure whereas Matric and Intermediate can be done at fraction of a cost. Post completion of Intermediate or …

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Bearing of university brand names on the job market

  Universities in Pakistan are governed by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) who is responsible for education policy, quality assurance, and degree recognition, development of new institutions and uplift of existing institutions in Pakistan. Pakistan produces about 445,000 university graduates and 10,000 computer science graduates per year. HEC recognises 132 institutions of which 73 are public universities and 59 are private universities. There are 127 universities in total …

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Over 200 PHDs in a year

  Established in 1882 at Lahore, the University of the Punjab is now one of the largest and the oldest seat of higher learning in Pakistan, offering a very broad programme of studies at the Degree, Diploma, Postgraduate, M.Phil, and Ph.D. levels. It set a record in the country by producing over 200 PhDs last year. Being the most prestigious, largest and highest seat of learning in Pakistan, the University …

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Why breakthrough drugs are not encouraged in Pakistan?

  11 million suffer from hepatitis, 120,000 die of diabetes every year in Pakistan It is shocking to note that over 11 million people suffer from deadly disease of Hepatitis-C while average deaths number are due to diabetes affecting around 120,000 in Pakistan. Globally, new drugs are coming down the pipeline promising help to patients with serious medical conditions but unfortunately Pakistan is a unique case where several issues put …

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Education: the best tool for CSR

  When it comes to troubles in Pakistan, probably the root cause of it all is education. Pakistan has a population of 180 million people with a median age of 21.5 years for both male and female. Based on literacy, which is defined as those who have attained the age of 15 and can read and write is estimated at 49.9 percent with male literacy at 70 percent and female …

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Alternative medicine getting strong roots

  “Pakistan possesses huge potential to fetch forex through export of herbal and other alternative medicines” Alternative Medicine is a medicine that is outside the mainstream of Western medicine. Alternative medicines exist in all cultures to sum degrees and terms such as traditional medicines, indigenous medicines, folk medicines, holistic medicines and oriental medicines are used to describe such practice. Date back 100 or even thousands of years it is depending …

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No end of frustration among youth

  There is widespread frustration among Pakistani youth primarily due to majority of young people are facing chronic unemployment and underemployment amid lack of basic facilities in school, colleges and universities. According to the data of United Development Program, 32 percent of Pakistani youth is illiterate, about 10 percent unemployed and merely less than 6 percent have acquired technical skills, moreover, 71 percent of youth does not receive career counseling …

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