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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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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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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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Education key to peace and economic stability

  Based on demographic profiling, 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 are able to read and write is estimated at 49.9% with male literacy at 63% and female literacy rate being 36%. Pakistan primarily comprises of a young population, which …

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Importance of education for Pakistan

  For a long time and in many societies, education for all has been a debate for the progress and the development of society. Education is what helps an individual to be more aware of what is happening around the world; it is about the attainment of knowledge and being able to understand the difference between right and wrong. In a society like Pakistan’s which is still developing and progressing, …

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Intel Pakistan keeps building solid educational foundation

  The company is firm in improving the it skills of Pakistani students and teachers Intel continues to play a critical role in establishing a solid educational foundation within Pakistan by preparing students with the skills required to succeed in today’s knowledge based economy. The Intel Education Initiative in Pakistan is playing a key role in strengthening education through ICT in the remote areas of Pakistan by helping schools and …

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Education & Insurance — Key players of developed economies

  Interview: Dr. Syed Arif Hussain, chief executive officer Takaful Pakistan Ltd Dr. Syed Arif Hussain MBBS, MBA (Marketing) who is the Chief Executive Officer of Takaful Pakistan Ltd believes that the education and the insurance are the key players behind all the developed economies, which indicates how much it is important for building the national economy in Pakistan. Talking to PAGE Dr Syed Arif said that Takaful Pakistan has …

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