Najam Leads Panel on Education in Pakistan
On November 29, 2020, Adil Najam, Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, led a panel discussion exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on education in Pakistan with leading experts from the country in an event organized by The Citizens Foundation (TCF) – USA.
The event, titled “Education in Pakistan: COVID-19 and Beyond,” looked at how COVID has influenced primary and secondary education across the country, especially for the poorest communities and households. Najam steered the conversation around steps that can be taken today to bring short-term relief but also towards the type of systemic improvements that were already needed before the pandemic. Issues discussed included quality of teaching and teachers, resource allocations, examination systems and language of instruction.
A recording of the panel can be viewed below.
Adil Najam is a global public policy expert who also served as the Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan. He is the Inaugural Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University and was the former Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). His research focuses on issues of global public policy, especially those related to global climate change, South Asia, Muslim countries, environment and development, and human development. Read more about him here.