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ERIC Number: ED511254
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Higher Education in Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan after 9/11: Problems and Prospects
Ahmad, Syed Hafeez; Junaid, Fatima A.
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v7 n5 p55-65 May 2010
The troubled state of affairs in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan portends serious repercussions and grave consequences, destined to affect education particularly higher education in the entire tribal belt. Ironically, no extensive study has been conducted, to investigate those dimensions of FATA higher education which have been adversely affected in the aftermath of 9/11. This exploratory study examines those areas which have been badly affected as a result of current turmoil. In fact, the higher education in FATA has its own peculiar dynamics. Inherently, the entire tribal region has very few well-maintained and properly equipped colleges. Lack of adequate educational facilities, multiplied poor security environment has aggravated the entire situation. Law and order situation in the region has undermined the already dilapidated monitoring mechanism of education department. This state of affairs provides breeding ground for extremist propensities and radical tendencies. In reality, very little attention has been devoted to reform the education system in tribal areas. The whole set up needs to be rehabilitated by taking recourse due to the proactive role of international community. The paper concludes with recommendations for policy makers besides offering new avenues for further research. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pakistan