Tag Archives: Education

Education, Extremism and Pakistan’s Elite

The political elite can turn Pakistan around only if it handles education on a war-footing and start meaningful reform of the sector. When will they crack down on the moth that is eating away the vitals of the education sector, stunting real intellectual development?

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Why Do Indians Want to Study Abroad?

Unable to cope with increasing demand for higher education, more and more students from India are heading to the West. New statistics show that offers of admission to Indian post-graduate students are up 25 per cent for 2013-14 from the previous year. But the bigger problem is that majority of these students are staying abroad after completing education, causing brain-drain — a bad news for India’s high-tech economy aspirations.

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Graft Weakens West African Livelihoods

Poor public services in many West African countries, with already dire human development indicators, are under constant pressure from pervasive corruption. Observers say graft is corroding proper governance and causing growing numbers of people to sink into poverty.   “If you want to put a human face to corruption… then see how we have kids who walk miles to school …

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