*DEMOCRACY THRIVES ON MORE DEMOCRACY*  -The World Students Society -most lovingly called, !WOW!-  

Is all,  and just about planned,  to be the most democratic institution mankind has ever known. Welcome to !E-WOW!.

Great and formidable challenges stare us in the face : National and Global Elections for students. Global Educational Fund, Micro-finance Bank, and a National Homepage for every country in the world,  on  Sam Daily Times  -*The Voice Of The Voiceless*. 

But first and Foremost an International Committee to oversee the Students Ecosystem, respectfully called, !E-WOW!.

Greatest of Humans get nominated and debated, by the world students, for the International Committee of the World Students Society. To have the unique honour of either serving for life, or for the period of tenure. 

For example: America's great President, Barrack H Obama [after he leaves office], President Bill Clinton, Prime Minster Gordon Brown, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Dr. Mahathir Mohamed, Sonia Gandhi, O''Captain Imran Khan, Prince Waleed bin Talal, Chaudury Nisar Ali Khan,  Donald Trump.

Dr. Henry A Kissinger, Bill Gates, Larry, Ellison, Larry Page, Marissa Meyer,Yahoo, Ariana Huffington, Mark Zuckerberg, Eric Schmidt, and Fareed Zakriya/ CNN. Dr Zulqernain Haider/Canada.

Merium Nawaz, Asifa Zardari Bhutto, Engineer Basharat Akber Khan, Pakistan, Dr M.Jawaid Khan/University of California, Sultan Abbasi, , Haider Naqvi, Pakistan, Asad Umer, Pakistan. Capital Markets Specialist Imran Khan/Ireland, Sunil Gavasker, Cheetan Bhagat, India, Mian Nasir Maneka, Austria. 

Technologist Amin Malik,US, Engineer Imran Basit, Pakistan, M Fahim Khan, Pakistan, Hammad Khan,UK,  Engineer Shahid Shakoor, Dr. Imran Bukhari, Pakistan,  Lawyer Zainab Khan, Ireland. Khadija Khan/Austria, Dr. Ifitkhar A Khan/Pakistan, Saqib Naveed, Saqib Kiyani, Naveed Iqbal Querishi, Dr Pitaffi, Pakistan.

The list will keep growing, as the World Students Society sets out to map the entire world.     

WHAT VERY FEW WILL OPENLY TELL YOU  -is that the conventional approach to economic development based on technical solutions to poverty has failed to deliver.

Billions and billions of dollars are spent every year in an aid to poor and developing countries like Afghanistan, Palestine, Bhutan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Yemen,  Siri Lanka, Mayamar, and the many African horns, but the alleviation of poverty remains an elusive dream.

Why has foreign aid  failed to ameliorate the conditions of the poor? This is exactly the question  William Easterly, a former economist at the  World Bank, and currently professor of development economics at New York University has attempted to answer in his recent book:

**The Tyranny of experts : economists, dictators and and the forgotten rights of the poor**. There are no silver-bullets or technical solutions to poverty reduction and underdevelopment, says the professor.

Instead of imposing quick-fix technical solutions to end poverty in poorer countries through topdown approach, the better course of action would be to respect the political and economic rights of the poor.

And having said that, just weeks ago, the British government has issued a *white paper amid criticism of varying standards in higher education, with little opportunity to compare the standard of lectures, seminars and tutorials including the amount of contact time with tutors.

The white paper also puts pressure on universities to broaden admissions and meet goals set by Prime Minister David Cameron.
These are to double the proportion of disadvantaged students entering higher education between 2009 and 2020 and to- Increase by  20%  the number of black and ethnic minority students.

 A new watchdog,  -the Office for Students, will be created and universities will be forced to publish detailed information about their ethnicity, gender and socio-economic background of their students and how they progress.

And now to the not so sweet 16, with Paul Johnson. 

First, while apprenticeships must be an important part of the future, the way they are being rolled out is worrying. 

The vast majority of the increase in numbers in the past five years has been among over 25s, with little increase among those aged under 19. And the decision to target three million new apprenticeships by 2020 is a colossal failure to learn from experience.

Big targets lead to more and more people being pushed through less and less valuable qualifications. This is what happened under the last Labour government.

Second, much more still needs to be done to simplify and standardise the vocational route at age 16. We need a clear route that all involved understand, providing clear ways into employment or further study and which always involves earning valuable qualifications.

Third, we really do need to ask why on earth we still structure our secondary and post-secondary education system around a set of exams -GCSEs -   taken at age 16. No other country in the developed world does this. 

If we expect young people to remain in education until at least 18, which is now the law, then we should make the education system look like that's what it is designed to achieve.

If we had a single phase running from 14 to 18 we would be in a much better position both to ensure a coherent vocational curriculum for those who want it and to ensure that basic maths and English skills continue to get taught to all who need to them up to age 18.

The Honour and Serving of the  ''Life and Education operational research'' continues. Thank Ya all for reading and see you on the following publishing.

With most respectful dedication to all the Leaders of the Free world. See You All Your Excellencys' on !WOW!   -the World Students Society and  !E-WOW!  -the Ecosystem 2011:

''' !Global Trust - Global Honours!  '''

Good Night and God Bless

SAM Daily Times - the Voice of the Voiceless


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