Is our education system ‘too broken’ for reforms?Archive
While it is no secret that Pakistan needs to better spend its education budget, the much-needed reform process is likely to be easier said than done. Fighting against a culture of doctored statistics, intense pressure from top officials, an insipid bureaucracy and ‘ghost’ teachers,
donor and education officials in at least three provinces are trying to swim against the tide.
But just how effective is donor money? What can be done to reform an education system when fudged numbers make it almost impossible to paint a clear picture?
And, what impact will the infusion of more funds have on this much-neglected sector?
Published in Dawn, July 12th, 2016