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Exempt from accountability? By Pervez Hoodbhoy

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WHEN he struggled from atop his container to become prime minister, Imran Khan promised that all who handle public funds would be held accountable....

Burning sofas in Islamabad By Pervez Hoodbhoy

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A BAD joke or fake news? A report I had just read said Maulana Abdul Aziz (of Lal Masjid fame) had deliberately set fire...

Cheating on online exams By Pervez Hoodbhoy

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COVID-19 has made in-person exam proctoring impossible and so normal safeguards have disappeared. My inbox is full of anguished emails from university students across...

Muslims and technology By Pervez Hoodbhoy

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EXCEPT for some defiant holdouts, most Muslims have come to accept the printing press, loudspeaker, weather forecasts, cameras and television, blood transfusions, organ...

The academic rankings racket By Pervez Hoodbhoy

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OVER half a dozen international “well-reputed” university ranking organisations annually publish their ratings. They tell you which university or department is better than...

Salam’s face blackened By Pervez Hoodbhoy

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WHEN our prime minister lectures Europe about Islamophobia, the world snickers. Forced conversions? Lynching by enraged mobs? Having to curse another religion’s founder...

Arab cultural narcissism By Pervez Hoodbhoy

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PETRO-GIANT countries of the Arab world may not be terribly well known for perspicacious scholarship or prowess in scientific research but their one-upmanship knows...

Classless education up ahead? By Pervez Hoodbhoy

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IT is official now: Cambridge O-A levels and International Baccalaureate will not be touched by the PTI’s Single National Curriculum (SNC). This is fantastic...

Pak-India education compared By Pervez Hoodbhoy

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ON July 29, Narendra Modi’s government unveiled what it calls a groundbreaking new national education policy (NEP 2020). The 65-page document’s wide range —...

Education: PTI’s plan exposed By Pervez Hoodbhoy

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BE prepared, Pakistan! Imran Khan’s government is poised to inflict damage upon this country’s education system in a manner never seen before. Its so-called...