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September 2009 Blog Posts (7)

More on Quality of Higher Education in India and Pakistan

A recent Chowk.com article titled "Indian Technical Recession", written by Sharad Chandra, asks the following basic question about the quality of engineering education in India:



"So why Indian engineering education system is not capable of producing quality engineers for the country?"



Then the author goes on to answer his own question as follows:



"One of the… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on September 19, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Professor Hoodbhoy's Critique of Higher Education Reform in Pakistan



Professor Pervez Hoodbhoy is a vocal critic of Pakistan's Higher Education Reform initiated by Dr. Ata ur Rahman, adviser to President Musharraf, in 2002. This reform resulted in a fivefold increase in public funding for universities, with a special emphasis on science, technology and engineering. The reform supported initiatives such as a free national digital library… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on September 5, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Appraising Higher Education Reform in Pakistan

Here's an editorial opinion published in Nature Magazine on the status of Pakistan's Higher Education Reform initiated under President Pervez Musharraf in 2002:



Massive funding for Pakistan's ailing universities holds many lessons for other developing nations.



Eight years ago, a task force advising Pakistan's former military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf, laid out a bold plan to revitalize the… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on September 4, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Poor Quality of Higher Education in India and Pakistan



A few top-tier Indian schools, such as the elite Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), are often compared with world-class schools, but the American investors and businesses have finally learned the hard way that there is huge gap between the few tier one schools and the large number of tier two and three schools in India. Other than about 5000 graduates from the… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on September 3, 2009 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Pakistan's Dietary Habits and Sugar Crisis



World raw sugar futures hit a 28-year high of 23.52 cents a pound last week as the fears of a bad sugarcane harvest grew stronger. The key background factor is the continuing scarce supply scenario in the global market because of weather factors, particularly in India, the second largest producer of sugarcane, according to the… Continue

Added by Riaz Haq on September 2, 2009 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

Memories of Benazir Bhutto

Memories of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto (Part-I)



Benazir wrote in her autobiography, "The Daughter of the East",

"Ziaul Haq, my father's supposedly loyal Army Chief-of-Staff, and the General who had sent his soldiers in the middle of the night to overthrow my father and take over the country by force. Ziaul Haq, the military dictator who had subsequently ailed to crush my father's following in spite of all his guns and tear-gas and martial law regulations, who had failed to… Continue

Added by MasoodBazmi on September 1, 2009 at 11:13am — No Comments

Educational Problems

Zardari to take action on non issuance of posting orders to merit test passed teachers



The test for recruitment, appointments and postings of High School Teachers (HST) was taken in all the districts of Sindh Province on April 24, 2009. Merit test for Junior School Teachers (JST) was taken on the next day on April25, 2009 and for recruiting Primary School Teachers (PST) was taken on April 26, 2009 across the Sindh. The results were declared on the website of the University of Sindh… Continue

Added by MasoodBazmi on September 1, 2009 at 11:12am — No Comments

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