November 4, 2013

Education should not be held hostage to politics: Bilal Musharraf

bilal-musharrafInterview by AHSAN RAZA published in daily Dawn on 4th November 2013.

 Unlike his father, Pervez Musharraf’s Pakistan first, Bilal Musharraf has a global, and more focused agenda: Education First. He believes in an education that nurtures human beings in a manner that builds up on their own personal intellectual curiosity.

Bilal Musharraf was recently in Doha to attend one of the world’s biggest annual events on education — WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) 2013 — and delivered his presentation on ‘Education for anyone, anywhere’. He is the Dean of Translation with US-based Khan Academy, a not-for-profit website that aims at changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. Since 2004, it has created and uploaded more than 5,000 lessons on YouTube on mathematics, history, healthcare, medicine, finance, physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, economics, cosmology, organic chemistry, macroeconomics, microeconomics, computer science, and even history and art.Read More »Education should not be held hostage to politics: Bilal Musharraf