KARACHI: It’s been seventy years since Pakistan achieved independence but like other postcolonial countries, its policies in education sector still await a solution to its problems, was said by organisers of an international conference at Habib University. To discuss the challenges Pakistan faces in postcolonial world, Habib University is holding its third Conference on Postcolonial Higher Education on October 14, it was said.According to organizers, the conference aims to highlight the specific curricular and educational challenges of the postcolonial world. List of speakers at conference includes academics from South Asia, Africa, US and UK, who would engage in topics such as the entrenched nature of global inequality, the nature of the contemporary state, the colonial inheritance in both society and knowledge, feminism, Marxism and labour relations. Renowned economist Dr Mwangi wa Githinji, from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, would also attend the event. “The main challenge is we still have the inherited knowledge system from colonial era,” said Noman Baig, an organizer. “Around seventy years have passed but we have continued the educational system that has teaching techniques of same old colonial model. Through the platform of the conference, it would be an opportunity for us to rethink our educational strategies and priorities,” he added. “Pakistan can learn from other postcolonial states like South Africa. Apart from it, during the conference the educationists from UK and US would also share their valuable insight,” he added. Published in Daily Times, October 13th 2017.