ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Nadeem Omar Tarar

Globalisation and Higher Education in Pakistan

Higher education in Pakistan is being restructured as a result of the neoliberal reform currently in process. As with other areas, these reforms are also influencing ideas about the role of universities and the policy framework underlying higher education. But while the crisis of quantity and quality in university education needs to be addressed, the reform process emphasises privatisation and self-financing through higher fees. This shortsighted approach has dire social and political consequences and undermines the notion of higher education as a public good.