Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


PIDE Roundtables on Education - Day 1 : The Education Paradigm in Pakistan: What is it, What Should it be?

Date : Augustust 19, 2020
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Speaker : Dr. Quratulam Bakhteari, Founder IDSP, Dr. Neelam Hussain Founding Director Lahore Grammar School
Discussant : Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Education Trust Nasra Schools, Dr. Nafeesa Shah, MNA, Javed Jabbar, Formar Information Minister, Riaz Ahmed Kamlani, EVP TCF, Hassan Bin Rizwan, CEO Sabaq, Salma Ahmed Alam, CEO Durbeen, Vardah Malik, Development Specialist, Umbreen Arif, Technical Advisor MoFEPI, Kasim Kasuri, ED Beaconhouse, Ahmad Rajwana, PD PESRP GoP, Seema Aziz, Founder, Care Foundation, Mahboob Mahmood, Founder KP, Dr. Soufia Siddiqi, Professor at LUMS, Shahid Hafiz Kardar, Formar Finance Minister, Rafiq Tahir, Peter Jacob, ED CSJ, Naazish Ata-Ullah, Former Member PHEC, Abbas Rashid, Mehreen Noon, Director SOE LUMS, Omar Masrur, Rishm Najam, AD LGS, Ambreen Gilani, Development Specialist & PIDE SF.

Is education demand determined, or should some “Philosopher kings” Decide, • Education is on investment for social mobilityy. Education without Opportunity Is useless and painful?, • Parente ore voting for education with their resources. Are we taking that into account when mandating education, • The poor should not have to pay with their time and effort to satisfy someone else ideas of citizenship and nationalism • Should education be the regimentation of the 20th century, Finland and Robinson are arguing for a new paradigm. Is education merely school attendance and compulsory textbooks?