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Girls have a 40/60 chance of finishing primary education in Pakistan

Approximately 41% of Pakistani girls fail to complete primary schooling, according to a report published by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) entitled “Make It Right: Ending the Crisis in Girls’ Education.” Educating girls and women is one of the most important investments a society can make. Not only does it help them build self-confidence, […]

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The Real Pakistan Challenge: Education For All

Published in the Asia Despatch by Muhammad Younas Afridi & Barbara Gallo “According to several studies and panel of experts, the revival of Pakistan, and especially the tribal areas, will take place starting from schools. The challenge of education is really important because it allows for stopping the fundamentalism drift which has taken the country. […]

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Chief Minister of Punjab Says Elimination of Terrorism and Extremism a Must for Investment in Pakistan

LONDON, (APP): The visiting Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said without eradicating the scourge of extremism and terrorism, Pakistan cannot progress nor attract foreign investment in the country. Addressing the South Asian business community here last evening, he said the foreign entrepreneurs were reluctant to do business in Pakistan even though the country has […]

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Research Backs English as Key to Development

A study into the economic impact of learning English in developing countries has concluded that the language can increase the earning power of individuals by around 25% and that developing economies need access to English if they are to grow and position themselves in the global economy. Read the full article here.

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English Instruction in Pakistan

by Jeffrey R. Dalton Teaching abroad is a job replete with challenges. Put that job in a developing nation and make sure that every student is a second language learner of English and you have my first job as the designated librarian teaching first grade language arts in Pakistan. But if teaching is a rewarding […]

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