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Education in Pakistan
State emblem of Pakistan.svg
Federal Ministry of Education
Provincial Education Ministries
Literacy (2012)
Total 57%[1]
Male 69%[1]
Female 45%[1]
Enrollment
Total 37,462,900[2]
Primary 22,650,000[2]
Secondary 2,884,400[2]
Post secondary 1,349,000[2]

Education in Pakistan is overseen by the Ministry of Education of the Government of Pakistan as well as the provincial governments, whereas the federal government mostly assists in curriculum development, accreditation and in the financing of research and development. Article 25-A of Constitution of Pakistan obligates the state to provide free and compulsory quality education to children of the age group 5 to 16 years. “The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years in such a manner as may be determined by law”.[3]

The education system in Pakistan is generally divided into five levels: primary (grades one through five); middle (grades six through eight); high (grades nine and ten, leading to the Secondary School Certificate or SSC); intermediate (grades eleven and twelve, leading to a Higher Secondary (School) Certificate or HSC); and university programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees.[4]

The literacy rate ranges from 96% in Islamabad to 28% in the Kohlu District.[5] Between 2000 and 2004, Pakistanis in the age group 55–64 had a literacy rate of almost 38%, those ages 45–54 had a literacy rate of nearly 46%, those 25–34 had a literacy rate of 57%, and those ages 15–24 had a literacy rate of 72%.[6] Literacy rates vary regionally, particularly by sex. In tribal areas female literacy is 9.5%.[7] Moreover, English is fast spreading in Pakistan, with 18 million Pakistanis[8] (11% of the population)[8] having a command over the English language, which makes it the third largest English-speaking nation[9] in the world and the second largest in Asia.[8] On top of that, Pakistan produces about 445,000 university graduates and 10,000 computer science graduates per year.[10] Despite these statistics, Pakistan still has one of the highest illiteracy rates in the world[11] and the second largest out of school population (5.1 million children) after Nigeria.[12]

Stages of formal education[edit]

Primary education[edit]

Only 87% of Pakistani children finish primary school education.[13] The standard national system of education is mainly inspired from the British system. Pre-school education is designed for 3–5 years old and usually consists of three stages: Play Group, Nursery and Kindergarten (also called 'KG' or 'Prep'). After pre-school education, students go through junior school from grades 1 to 5. This is proceeded by middle school from grades 6 to 8. At middle school, single-sex education is usually preferred by the community, but co-education is also common in urban cities. The curriculum is usually subject to the institution. The eight commonly examined disciplines are Urdu, English, mathematics, arts, science, social studies, Islamic studies and sometimes computer studies (subject to availability of a computer laboratory). Provincial and regional languages such as Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto and others may be taught in their respective provinces, particularly in language-medium schools. Some institutes give instruction in foreign languages such as Turkish, Arabic, Persian, French and Chinese. The language of instruction depends on the nature of the institution itself, whether it is an English-medium school or an Urdu-medium school.

As of 2009, Pakistan faces a net primary school attendance rate for both sexes of 66 percent: a figure below estimated world average of 90 percent.[14]

Pakistan’s poor performance in the education sector is mainly caused by the low level of public investment. Public expenditure on education has been 2.2 percent of GNP in recent years, a marginal increase from 2 percent before 1984-85. In addition, the allocation of government funds is skewed towards higher education, allowing the upper income class to reap majority of the benefits of public subsidy on education. Lower education institutes such as primary schools suffer under such conditions as the lower income classes are unable to enjoy subsidies and quality education. As a result, Pakistan has one of the lowest rates of literacy in the world and the lowest among countries of comparative resources and socio-economic situations.[15]

Secondary education[edit]

Secondary education in Pakistan begins from grade 9 and lasts for four years. After end of each of the school years, students are required to pass a national examination administered by a regional Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (or BISE).

Upon completion of grade 9, students are expected to take a standardised test in each of the first parts of their academic subjects. They again give these tests of the second parts of the same courses at the end of grade 10. Upon successful completion of these examinations, they are awarded a Secondary School Certificate (or SSC). This locally termed as 'matriculation certificate' or 'matric' for short. The curriculum usually includes a combination of eight courses including electives (such as Biology, Chemistry, Computing and Physics) as well as compulsory subjects (such as Mathematics, English, Urdu, Islamic studies and Pakistan Studies).

Students then enter an intermediate college and complete grades 11 and 12. Upon completion of each of the two grades, they again take standardised tests in their academic subjects. Upon successful completion of these examinations, students are awarded the Higher Secondary (School) Certificate (or HSC). This level of education is also called the FSc/FA/ICS or 'intermediate'. There are many streams students can choose for their 11 and 12 grades, such as pre-medical, pre-engineering, humanities (or social sciences), computer science and commerce. Each stream consists of three electives and as well as three compulsory subjects of English, Urdu, Islamiat (grade 11 only) and Pakistani Studies (grade 12 only).

Alternative qualifications in Pakistan are available but are maintained by other examination boards instead BISE. Most common alternative is the General Certificate of Education (or GCE), where SSC and HSC are replaced by Ordinary Level (or O Level) and Advanced Level (or A Level) respectively. Other qualifications include IGCSE which replaces SSC. GCE O Level, IGCSE and GCE AS/A Level are managed by British examination boards of CIE of the Cambridge Assessment and/or Edexcel of the Pearson PLC. Generally, 8-10 courses are selected by students at GCE O Levels and 3-5 at GCE A Levels.

Advanced Placement (or AP) is an alternative option but much less common than GCE or IGCSE. This replaces the secondary school education as 'High School Education' instead. AP exams are monitored by a North American examination board, College Board, and can only be given under supervision of centers which are registered with the College Board, unlike GCE O/AS/A Level and IGCSE which can be given privately.

There is another type of education in Pakistan which is called "Technical Education", gathering technical and vocational Education. The vocational curriculum starts at grade 5 and ends on grade 10.[16] Three boards, Punjab Board of Technical Education, NWFP Board of Technical Education, and Sindh Board of Technical Education, provide facilities of technical education. PBTE (Punjab Board of Technical Education) offering Matric tac. and D.A.E. (Diploma of Associate Engineering) in technologies like Civil, Chemical, Architecture, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Computer Sciences and many more technologies. This is three years program and combines Physics, Chemistry, Islamic study, Pakistan Study and other more than 25 books related to their Technology. After matric and then three years diploma is equal to 12th grade, and diploma holder iscalled Associate Engineer. Either they can join their respective field or can take admission in B.Tech. or BE in their related technology after D.A.E.

Tertiary education[edit]

The University of the Punjab, established 1882 in Lahore, is the oldest university of Pakistan.

According to the UNESCO's 2009 Global Education Digest, 6.3% of Pakistanis (8.9% of males and 3.5% of females) were university graduates as of 2007.[17] Pakistan plans to increase this figure to 10% by 2015 and subsequently to 15% by 2020.[18] There is also a great deal of variety between age cohorts. Less than 6% of those in the age cohort 55-64 have a degree, compared to 8% in the 45-54 age cohort, 11% in the 35-44 age cohort and 16% in the age cohort 25-34.[17]

GIK Institute from the Clock Tower
Quaid-i-Azam University entrance

After earning their HSC, students may study in a professional college for Bachelor's degree courses such as engineering (B.Engg/BS Engg.), B.Tech Hons/BS Engg.Tech medicine (MBBS), dentistry (BDS), veterinary medicine (DVM), law (LLB), architecture (B.Arch), pharmacy (Pharm-D) and nursing (B.Nurs). These courses require four or five years of study. There are some councils and boards that will handle all the education matters in these cases; they are the PMDC, Pakistan pharmacy council and Pakistan nursing council. Students can also attend a university for Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) or Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree courses. These all are the courses that are done in Pakistan and are really common. These days doctor of pharmacy is also gaining much reputation. The pharmacy council of Pakistan is doing huge struggle to make the pharmacy education better. Polytechnics and colleges of technology offers technical education.[16]

There are two types of Bachelor courses in Pakistan: Pass or Honors. Pass degree requires two years of study and students normally read three optional subjects (such as Chemistry or Economics) in addition to almost equal number of compulsory subjects (such as English and Pakistan Studies). Honours degree requires three or four years of study, and students normally specialize in a chosen field of study, such as Biochemistry (BSc Hons. Biochemistry). It can be noted that Pass Bachelors is now slowly being phased out for Honours throughout the country.[citation needed]

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology is the Pakistan's #1 ranked university in COMPUTERS & IT Sector by HEC2012 & HEC2013

Quaternary education[edit]

Most of Master's degree programs require two years education. Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) is available in most of the subjects and can be undertaken after doing Masters. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) education is available in selected areas and is usually pursued after earning a M.Phil degree. Students pursuing M.Phil or PhD degrees must choose a specific field and a university that is doing research work in that field. M.Phill and PhD education in Pakistan requires a minimum of two years of study.[citation needed]

Rawalpindi Medical College

Non formal and informal education[edit]

Out of the formal system, the public sectors runs numerous schools and training centres, most being vocational-oriented. Among those institutions can be found vocational schools, technical training centres and agriculture and vocational training centres. An apprenticechip system is also framed by the Pakistanese State.[16] Informal education is also important in Pakistan and regroups mostly school-leavers and low-skilled individuals, who are trained under the supervision of a senior craftsman.[16]

Gender disparity[edit]

In Pakistan, gender discrimination in education occurs amongst the poorest households but is non-existent amongst rich households.[12] Only 18% of Pakistani women have received 10 years or more of schooling.[12] Among other criticisms the Pakistani education system faces is the gender disparity in enrollment levels. However, in recent years some progress has been made in trying to fix this problem. In 1990-91, the female to male ratio (F/M ratio) of enrollment was 0.47 for primary level of education. It reached to 0.74 in 1999-2000, showing the F/M ratio has improved by 57.44% within the decade. For the middle level of education it was 0.42 in the start of decade and increased to 0.68 by the end of decade, so it has improved almost 62%. In both cases the gender disparity is decreased but relatively more rapidly at middle level.[19]

The gender disparity in enrollment at secondary level of education was 0.4 in 1990-91 and 0.67 in 1999-2000, showing that the disparity decreased by 67.5% in the decade. At the college level it was 0.50 in 1990-91 and reached 0.81 in 1999-2000, showing that the disparity decreased by 64%. The gender disparity has decreased comparatively rapidly at secondary school.[19]

The gender disparity is affected by the Taliban enforcement of a complete ban on female education in the Swat district, as reported in a January 21, 2009 issue of the Pakistan daily newspaper The News. Some 400 private schools enrolling 40,000 girls have been shut down. At least 10 girls' schools that tried to open after the January 15, 2009 deadline by the Taliban were blown up by the militants in the town of Mingora, the headquarters of the Swat district.[20] "More than 170 schools have been bombed or torched, along with other government-owned buildings."[20]

There is great difference in the rates of enrollment of boys, as compared to girls in Pakistan. According to UNESCO figures, primary school enrolment for girls stand at 60 per cent as compared to 84 percent for boys. The secondary school enrolment rate stands at a lower rate of 32 percent for females and 46 per cent males. Regular school attendance for female students is estimated at 41 per cent while that for male students is 50 per cent.[14]

Qualitative dimension[edit]

In Pakistan, the quality of education has a declining trend. Shortage of teachers and poorly equipped laboratories has resulted in the out-dated curriculum that has little relevance to present day needs.[15]

Quantitative dimension[edit]

Causative factors include defective curricula, dual medium of instruction, poor quality of teachers, cheating in the examinations and overcrowded classrooms. However, efforts are on the way of moulding the curriculum to meet its national requirements.[15]

Achievements[edit]

Abdus Salam[edit]

University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore
Main article: Abdus Salam

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Ayub Ommaya[edit]

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Mahbub-ul-Haq[edit]

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Education expenditure as percentage of GDP[edit]

Public expenditure on education lies on the fringes of 2 percent of GDP. However, in 2009 the government approved the new national education policy, which stipulates that education expenditure will be increased to 7% of GDP,[23] an idea that was first suggested by the Punjab government.[24]

The author of an article,[citation needed] which reviews the history of education spending in Pakistan since 1972, argues that this policy target raises a fundamental question: What extraordinary things are going to happen that would enable Pakistan to achieve within six years what it has been unable to lay a hand on in the past six decades? The policy document is blank on this question and does not discuss the assumptions that form the basis of this target. Calculations of the author show that during the past 37 years, the highest public expenditure on education was 2.80 percent of GDP in 1987-88. Public expenditure on education as a percentage of GDP was actually reduced in 16 years and maintained in 5 years between 1972–73 and 2008-09. Thus, out of total 37 years since 1972, public expenditure on education as a percentage of GDP either decreased or remained stagnant for 21 years. The author argues if linear trend were maintained since 1972, Pakistan could have touched 4 percent of GDP well before 2015. However, it is unlikely to happen because the levels of spending have had remained significantly unpredictable and unsteady in the past. Given this disappointing trajectory, increasing public expenditure on education to 7 percent of GDP would be nothing less than a miracle but it is not going to be of godly nature. Instead, it is going to be the one of political nature because it has to be "invented" by those who are at the helm of affairs. The author suggests that little success can be made unless Pakistan adopts an "unconventional" approach to education. That is to say, education sector should be treated as a special sector by immunizing budgetary allocations for it from fiscal stresses and political and economic instabilities. Allocations for education should not be affected by squeezed fiscal space or surge in military expenditure or debts. At the same time, there is a need to debate others options about how Pakistan can "invent" the miracle of raising education expenditure to 7 percent of GDP by 2015.[25]

Universities Rankings[edit]

According to the Quality Standard World University Ranking 2010 there are two Pakistani universities among top 200 Technology Universities of the World. Eight Pakistani universities including COMSATS,Aga Khan University, Lahore University of Management Sciences, PIEAS, University of Lahore, Quaid-e-Azam University, National University of Science & Technology and University of Karachi are ranked among top Asian Universities.[26]

Language[edit]

Education in Pakistan is carried out in two languages, Urdu and English. While Urdu is the national language, it was originally and initially developed in Uttar Pradesh in neighboring India. The language was chosen as the national language by the founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah and has no relation to the belief that it was brought to Pakistan during the independence of Pakistan in 1947 by migrants called Muhajir. Urdu quickly dominated the Pakistani political landscape and Urdu is mandatory in all schools and educational institutions as part of a strategy to undermine the indigenous languages and cultures of the region (some of them being Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Brahui). Education in Pakistan was severely affected by the language bias.[27]

According to a 2010 British Council report, this forced imposition of Urdu on non-Urdu speakers in Pakistani schools and universities has resulted in the systematic degradation and decline of many of Pakistan's indigenous cultures, is partly responsible for a rise in reactionary rebellions against this ethnocracy (such as Sindhi nationalism, Baloch insurgency etc.), and contributes to discontent and political instability in the country.[28] The report also cites rising illiteracy rates in Pakistan among the indigenous and attributes it to the forced imposition of Urdu in schools, leading to non-Urdu speakers, feeling threatened by the neglect of their languages in Pakistani education, becoming increasingly reluctant to enroll in these schools.

Religion and education[edit]

Education in Pakistan is heavily influenced by religion. For instance, one study of Pakistani science teachers showed that many rejected evolution based on religious grounds.[29] However, most of the Pakistani teachers who responded to the study (14 out of 18) either accepted or considered the possibility of the evolution of living organisms, although nearly all Pakistani science teachers rejected human evolution because they believed that ‘human beings did not evolve from monkeys.’ This is a major misconception and incorrect interpretation of the science of evolution, but according to the study it is a common one among many Pakistani teachers. Although many of the teachers rejected the evolution of humans, " all agreed that there is ‘no contradiction between science and Islam’ in general".[29]

Literacy rate[edit]

Literacy Rate - Pakistan
Literacy Map Pakistan
Literacy by Province
Literacy by Federal Area
Literacy over time in selected districts

It needs to be highlighted that from census to census the definition of literacy has been undergoing a change, resultantly the literacy figure has vacillated irregularly during the last 5 census. An update of the five censuses is as under:[30]

Year of
census[30]
Male[30] Female[30] Total[30] Urban[31] Rural[31] Definition of
being "literate"[30]
Age
group[31]
1951 19.2%[32] 12.2%[32] 16.4% -- -- One who can read a clear
print in any language
All Ages
1961 26.9%[32] 8.2%[32] 16.3% 34.8% 10.6% One who is able to read with
understanding a simple letter in any language
Age 5 and above
1972 30.2% 11.6% 21.7% 41.5% 14.3% One who is able to read and
write in some language with understanding
Age 10 and Above
1981 35.1% 16.0% 26.2% 47.1% 17.3% One who can read newspaper
and write a simple letter
Age 10 and Above
1998 54.8% 32.0% 43.9% 63.08% 33.64% One who can read a newspaper
and write a simple letter, in any language
Age 10 and Above
2004 66.25% 41.75% 54% 71%[33] 44%[33]
2012[1] 79% 55% 69.66% 84% 58%

Table below shows the literacy rate of Pakistan by province.

Province Literacy Rate[30]
1972 1981 1998 2012[1]
Punjab 20.7% 27.4% 46.6% 71%
Sindh 30.2% 31.5% 45.3% 69%
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 15.5% 16.7% 35.4% 60%
Balochistan 10.1% 10.3% 26.6% 50%

Table below shows the literacy rate of Federally Administered Areas.

Region Literacy Rate
1981 1998 2007
Islamabad 57.8%[34][35] 72.88%[34] 96%[5]
Azad Kashmir 35.7%[36] 65%[37] 68%(2012)[38]
Gilgit-Baltistan 21% (female)[39] 57.85%[39] 62%(2012)[39]
Tribal Areas 6.38%[34] 17.42%[40][41] 22%[7]

Literacy rate over time in selected districts

Region Literacy Rate
2012[42] 1998[35][43] 1981[35]
Islamabad 96% 72.38% 47.80%
Abbottabad 87% 67.77% 42.38%
Jhelum 79% 63.92% 38.90%
Karachi 77% 65.26% 55%
Lahore 74% 64.66% 48.40%
Gujrat 71% 62.11% 31.30%
Gujranwala 69% 53.40% 29.90%
Rawalpindi 67% 59.45% 46.60%
Quetta 62% 57.10% 36.70%
Faisalabad 62% 51.94% 31.80%
Sialkot 59% 57% 30.80%


Literacy rate of Pakistani districts (2007)[42]
Rank District Province Literacy rate Rank District Province Literacy rate
1 Islamabad Capital Territory 98% 11 Quetta Balochistan 62%
2 Layyah Punjab 87% 12 Faisalabad Punjab 62%
3 Jhelum Punjab 79% 13 Mandi Bahauddin Punjab 62%
4 Karachi Sindh 77% 14 Toba Tek Singh Punjab 62%
5 Lahore Punjab 74% 15 Attock Punjab 61%
6 Chakwal Punjab 74% 16 Ziarat Balochistan 61%
7 Gujrat Punjab 71% 17 Mianwali Punjab 60%
8 Gujranwala Punjab 69% 18 Sialkot Punjab 59%
9 Rawalpindi Punjab 67% 19 Sheikhupura Punjab 59%
10 Haripur Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 63% 20 Dera Ghazi Khan Punjab 69%

School attendance[edit]

Population age 10 and over that has ever attended school, highest and lowest figures by region. Islamabad has the highest rate in the country at 85%, whilst Jhal Magsi has the lowest rate at 20%.[44]

Province Highest Lowest
Punjab Rawalpindi (86%) Muzaffargarh and Rajanpur (48%)
Sindh Karachi (78%) Jacobabad (44%)
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Abbottabad (88%) Upper Dir (42%)
Balochistan Quetta (74%) Jhal Magsi (28%)

Comparison with other countries[edit]

Source: UNESCO[12]

Adult Literacy Rate[edit]

Adult Literacy Rate EFA 2012.png
Country Adult Literacy Rate Male Female
Pakistan 68% 69% 40%
India 60% 75% 58%
Bangladesh 57% 61% 52%
Nepal 49% 73% 48%
Bhutan 53% 65% 39%

Youth Literacy Rate[edit]

Youth Literacy Rate EFA 2012.png
Country Youth Literacy Rate Male Female
Pakistan 71% 79% 61%
India 71% 88% 74%
Bangladesh 68% 75% 78%
Nepal 61% 89% 78%
Bhutan 74% 80% 68%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Halai, Anjum (Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development). "Gender and Mathematics Education: Lessons from Pakistan" (Archive).
  • K.K. Aziz. (2004) The Murder of History : A Critique of History Textbooks used in Pakistan. Vanguard. ISBN 969-402-126-X
  • Nayyar, A. H. & Salim, Ahmad. (2003) The Subtle Subversion: The State of Curricula and Text-books in Pakistan - Urdu, English, Social Studies and Civics. Sustainable Development Policy Institute. The Subtle Subversion
  • Pervez Hoodbhoy and A. H. Nayyar. Rewriting the history of Pakistan, in Islam, Politics and the state: The Pakistan Experience, Ed. Mohammad Asghar Khan, Zed Books, London, 1985.
  • Mubarak Ali. In the Shadow of history, Nigarshat, Lahore; History on Trial, Fiction House, Lahore, 1999; Tareekh Aur Nisabi Kutub, Fiction House, Lahore, 2003.
  • Rubina Saigol. Knowledge and Identity - Articulation of Gender in Educational Discourse in Pakistan, ASR, Lahore 1995
  • Tariq Rahman, Denizens of Alien Worlds: A Study of Education, Inequality and Polarization in Pakistan Karachi, Oxford University Press, 2004. Reprint. 2006.
  • Tariq Rahman, Language, Ideology and Power: Language learning among the Muslims of Pakistan and North India Karachi, Oxford UP, 2002.
  • Tariq Rahman, Language and Politics in Pakistan Karachi: Oxford UP, 1996. Rept. several times. see 2006 edition.
  • World Bank Case Study on Primary Education in Pakistan
  • ilmkidunya - Biggest Educational Website of Paksitan

External links[edit]


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Evening Time 24 January 2014 - Special Discussion on Higher Education in Pakistan

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The Christian Century

The Christian Century
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:16:28 -0700

Higher education in Pakistan is marked by rote teaching and learning, outdated syllabi, and faculty seniority systems that discourage research and innovation. Edwardes offers degrees through the University of Peshawar, but it has prided itself on open ...

Pakistan Today

Pakistan Today
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:52:30 -0700

President Mamnoon Hussain Friday reiterated that the government accords top priority to promotion of education in Pakistan and called for steps for achieving the targets in education sector set by UN for Pakistan in its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
 
WPTZ The Champlain Valley
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:22:30 -0700

She said a lot of a misinformation had created a false impression of a woman who had wanted to use her degree to improve education in Pakistan. The family claims Aafia was never married to the nephew of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, ...
 
Bernama
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:48:45 -0700

Besides affordable tuition fee, cost of living is another major factor behind the rise in demand for Malaysian education in Pakistan. "Other factors include degrees awarded in collaboration with partner universities in the United Kingdom, Australia and ...
 
Frontier Post
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:45:00 -0700

President Mamnoon Hussain reiterated that the government accords top priority to the promotion of education in Pakistan while chairing a meeting of National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) at the Aiwan-e- Sadr today. Hussain was given a ...

UT The Daily Texan

UT The Daily Texan
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:48:45 -0700

I wanted to join an institution that not only offered a world-class education but also provided an environment that would mold me as a person ready to accept challenges and thrive in the professional world. I could not continue higher education in ...
 
Sharnoff's Global Views
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:04:38 -0700

“Malala is a great educational activist, and she should be highly venerated for standing up against the religious zealots. She has done a tremendous job in bringing the attention of International community towards the rights of women's education in ...
 
Huffington Post
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:30:00 -0700

Wednesday night marked Diane Sawyer's last day as anchor of ABC's "World News." The veteran journalist, who announced in June that she would be stepping down from her post, signed off and will be succeeded by David Muir. Sawyer isn't leaving ABC ...
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