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Anjum Altaf
Anjum Altaf

  • March 15, 2021

    Arabic as panacea?

    How convenient it is for people to earn brownie points at the cost of others and with no cost to themselves. The Senate approved, with just one...

  • February 04, 2021

    Language and instruction

    I have to disagree with the opinion on language and the medium of instruction expressed by M Zeb Khan . The writer has identified the key issue but...

  • November 23, 2020

    Language puzzles: Part - II

    The second half of the programme focused on the plight of native languages and asked if they were dying in Pakistan and what might be done to arrest...

  • November 22, 2020

    Language puzzles - Part I

    On November 14, I participated in an event jointly organized by the Ma Boli Centre of the Institute for Art and Culture and the Trust for History,...

  • October 28, 2020

    Not to question why

    As an academic, I welcome the defence of the Single National Curriculum offered by Zulfiqar Ali Shaikh from the Ministry of Education. It provides...

  • October 16, 2020

    Knowledge and power

    Everyone interested in education knows Macaulay and his ‘Minute on Education’, the basis of the English Education Act of 1835, that determined...

  • October 09, 2020

    Language of instruction

    Almost every account of colonialism describes how the colonists planned to use education as a means of stabilizing and strengthening their rule....

  • October 01, 2020

    A better way to teach

    The Single National Curriculum has some very laudable objectives including raising good human beings and promoting inclusiveness and tolerance. It...

  • September 22, 2020

    Fair and fluent

    Neelam Hanif has mounted a passionate defence of English as the medium of instruction but I fear the passion is misspent.Look at the beginning:...

  • September 15, 2020

    No minister, yes minister

    The minister for education has written an opinion defending the Single National Curriculum . It fails in its objectives but I am grateful to the...