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Faisal Bari

Taxation measures

Taxation measures

The government's priorities should be about moving Pakistan towards a sustainable and equitable growth path. Updated Jun 14, 2019 07:46am
Learning on vacation

Learning on vacation

Children should be encouraged to read widely, beyond their assigned curriculum. Published May 31, 2019 07:25am
Go home, you are 55

Go home, you are 55

An age-based policy will not solve performance-related issues. Updated May 17, 2019 07:47am
Higher education budget cuts

Higher education budget cuts

Even if universities get to work on raising private funding, it will take years to build a successful campaign. Published May 03, 2019 07:00am
PhD holder and unemployed

PhD holder and unemployed

The HEC is often criticised for focusing on the quantity rather than quality of programmes. Published Apr 19, 2019 07:15am
Inclusive education

Inclusive education

Nabila and Khadija are in trouble. They are at risk of dropping out of school. Published Apr 05, 2019 06:59am
Austerity and education

Austerity and education

Our education sector needs significant improvement. How is this possible without more money? Published Mar 22, 2019 07:07am
A staggering gap

A staggering gap

Millions of educated women are still not in the labour force. Imagine the impact on Pakistan if they were. Published Mar 08, 2019 06:41am
Schooling and learning

Schooling and learning

A recent report is showing impressive gains in learning across Pakistan. Published Feb 22, 2019 07:38am
Beyond stabilisation

Beyond stabilisation

The state seems to lack the will and the skill to manage structural reforms. Published Feb 08, 2019 07:05am
Schooling options

Schooling options

How do we put out-of-school children into schools, and how do we ensure improvement in standards? Published Jan 25, 2019 07:00am
Youth and sports

Youth and sports

Sports can teach our youth valuable lessons in how to live and work in harmony. Published Jan 11, 2019 06:58am
Talking of reforms

Talking of reforms

Are we going to jail parents if they are not able or willing to send children to school? Published Dec 28, 2018 07:17am
Assessments for what?

Assessments for what?

What if we were to do away with the Matriculation and Intermediate examinations? Published Nov 30, 2018 07:30am
Change & continuity

Change & continuity

It would be a shame if good policies do not survive political transitions. Published Nov 16, 2018 06:51am
18th Amendment unhappiness

18th Amendment unhappiness

In the end, it seems to be all about money. And the problem is not the NFC or devolution. Published Nov 02, 2018 07:13am
Human development first

Human development first

Economic growth is not an end in itself; it is important because it allows people to have better lives. Updated Oct 19, 2018 08:13am
Education for every child?

Education for every child?

We need nuanced policies based on detailed analyses of why many children are out of school. Updated Oct 06, 2018 01:01pm
Uniform education?

Uniform education?

The meaning of ‘uniformity’ has to be seen in terms of giving a boost to those being left behind. Updated Sep 22, 2018 09:27am
Education conversation

Education conversation

Why should provinces not have the power to set their own curriculum? Published Sep 07, 2018 07:10am