Pakistan & Gulf Economist http://www.pakistaneconomist.com Pakistan's Business Financial Magazine Tue, 22 May 2018 10:55:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Financial literacy – need of the hour! http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/21/financial-literacy-need-hour/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/21/financial-literacy-need-hour/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 22:05:06 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=16732 In Pakistan, the common definition of a literate person is one who could write his/her name in English. According to this definition, literacy rate of Pakistan is 58% (down from 60%) which is very low as compared to regional peers. In 2015, when the UN laid down Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), quality education was set …

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Haphazard growth and opportunities for MBA students http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/21/haphazard-growth-and-opportunities-for-mba-students/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/21/haphazard-growth-and-opportunities-for-mba-students/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 22:00:56 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=16759 Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is indeed a career in professional education. It had at one time high salary package, in the country. The number of the universities, institutes, schools, and colleges offering BBA (Hons) and MBA Programs education in the country is increasing speedily but less emphasis is given on quality of education. …

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The Hunar Foundation moving towards a skilled Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/21/the-hunar-foundation-moving-towards-a-skilled-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/21/the-hunar-foundation-moving-towards-a-skilled-pakistan/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 21:55:36 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=16783 The Hunar Foundation (THF), an approved non-profit organization, is striving to create a ‘Skilled Pakistan’ by providing vocational training to marginalized youth of the country. Pakistan is a nation of over 225 million people and sixth most populous country in the world, making it potentially the sixth largest labour force that can be harness for …

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Highest level of respect for Chinese teachers http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/21/highest-level-of-respect-for-chinese-teachers/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/21/highest-level-of-respect-for-chinese-teachers/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 21:50:25 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=16750 According to an international study comparing their status in 21 countries the teachers in China have the highest levels of respect. Teachers in the UK were in 10th place in the global index which was compiled by the University of Sussex professor Peter Dolton. The study was based on surveys of 1,000 adults in each …

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Major players in the education sector of Pakistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/21/major-players-education-sector-pakistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/21/major-players-education-sector-pakistan/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 21:45:48 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=16730 In the emerging economies, the significant contribution of private sector for eradicating illiteracy is a well-known fact. For the last three decades, private sector has emerged as a key provider of education services in Pakistan both in absolute terms and relative to the public sector. Private educational institutions and NGOs/NPOsare playing key role not only …

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Second big fund for Balochistan’s education revival this year http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/21/second-big-fund-for-balochistans-education-revival-this-year/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/21/second-big-fund-for-balochistans-education-revival-this-year/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 21:40:30 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=16744 With a development outlay of Rs88.3 billion, the Balochistan government unveiled Rs328.5 billion budget for the next fiscal year 2018-19 starting from July 1, 2018. The provincial government has set aside 16.5 percent of the total development budget for education, showing its priority for development of education sector in the province. Balochistan government has allocated …

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HEC losing its credibility http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/21/hec-losing-its-credibility/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/21/hec-losing-its-credibility/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 21:35:05 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=16748 Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) has been doing a remarkable service to help overseeing, regulation and accrediting the higher education for the youth of the country. The Commission showed tremendous growth and the country’s education system has seen a phenomenal growth under the Commission during the past many years. But the Commission’s claim of …

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Using HR Metrics to drive business results http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/21/using-hr-metrics-drive-business-results/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/21/using-hr-metrics-drive-business-results/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 21:30:49 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=16712 In an increasingly competitive environment dominated by cost-cutting and tight budget justification, the workforce investments range from 18-57% of organizations’ operating expense. Shareholders and CEOs measure results. They are keen to have measurable framework to see connections between workforce investment and corresponding organizational success. Numbers are the Universal language of business. Business executives’ judge HR …

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Skilled woman – a distant dream in Balochistan http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/21/skilled-woman-a-distant-dream-in-balochistan/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/21/skilled-woman-a-distant-dream-in-balochistan/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 21:25:32 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=16746 The handicraft work is common in the rural Balochistan, where mostly females having learnt the handicraft skills, actively engaged in raising a livelihood for their families. Females from all age are engaged in doing embroidery skills as majority of them belong to young age. The learning of embroidery is formal for majority of them, as …

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Singapore takes mathematics and science supremacy in teaching http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/21/singapore-takes-mathematics-and-science-supremacy-in-teaching/ http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/2018/05/21/singapore-takes-mathematics-and-science-supremacy-in-teaching/#respond Sun, 20 May 2018 21:20:29 +0000 http://www.pakistaneconomist.com/?p=16757 The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) provides education rankings based on international tests taken by 15-year-olds in mathematics, reading and science. The tests, run by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and taken every three years, have become increasingly influential on government stakeholders who see their countries and their policies being measured. …

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