The pandemic has pummelled the education sector like all other sectors. Students are feeling the brunt of terrible instruction and unfair assessments in some universities laid bare by COVID-19. Has a challenged higher education system reached its nadir? Isn’t it time to shut down some universities that are really diploma mills? Isn’t it time to stop pretending that access to bad education is for the common good? In a system that is so starved of resources, what are the game changing opportunities from COVID-19? Are there any silver linings in rethinking how universities can provide real education for the real world?
To learn more, watch the discussion where our distinguished panelists included Dr. Tariq Banuri - Chairman, Higher Education Commission, Begum Shahnaz Wazir Ali - President SZABIST, Karachi, Dr. Adil Najam - Inaugural Dean, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University and Dr. Arshad Ahmad - Vice Chancellor, LUMS