Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


PIDE Roundtables on Education - Day 2 : Role of Government in Education

Date : Augustust 20 , 2020
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Speaker : Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Education Trust Nasra Schools, Dr. Faisal Bari, Assistant Professor LUMS
Discussant : Dr. Nafeesa Shah, MNA, Javed Jabbar, Formar Information Minister, Riaz Ahmed Kamlani, EVP TCF, Hassan Bin Rizwan, CEO Sabaq, Quratulain Bakhteari, Founder IDSP, Salma Ahmed Alam, CEO Durbeen, Vardah Malik, Development Specialist, Umbreen Arif, Technical Advisor MoFEPI, Kasim Kasuri, ED Beaconhouse, Ahmad Rajwana, PAS, Seema Aziz, Founder Care Foundation, Mahboob Mahmood, Founder KP, Dr. Pervez Huodboy, Educationalist, Dr. Soufia Siddiqi, Professor at LUMS, Zulfiqar Qazilbash, Development Consultant, Neelam Hussain, Director SW&RPC, 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.

Every government wants to be the education government. Are they mandated to run a centralized education • system? Or should local systems run by parents compete? • What happened to experiments Like Zia’s curriculum, Textbook boards, Danish schools and article 25A. Any evaluotions and how well-sighted were these interventions? Do we have any reports or papers other than announcements and hastily prepared commission or donor reports? • How should the government regulate education? Or should it? • Some government failures need to be noted before we continue to allow it to assume the longs role of education delivery of the post. • PIDE has noted that there is an extreme shortage of schooling space in cities thanks to faulty master plans proving Government can’t even provide space for schooling. There is no evaluation of textbook boards on education. How can public provision In education be Improved?