Pakistan has 6.5 million out of school children: Unesco

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Islamabad, Dec 01: Pakistan is among the few countries where illiteracy is on the rise and it ranked second in the world with 6.5 million out of school children, a Unesco report said.

India follows Pakistan at the third spot with 4.5 million such children, Dawn reported quoting Unesco’s education for all global monitoring report 2007.

Nigeria with some eight million out-of-school children stands first.

Pakistan spends a little over two per cent of its GDP on education, it said.

The net enrolment ratio (NER) in Pakistan is less than 80 per cent as compared to other developing countries where enrolment ratios jumped to over 85 per cent by 2004.

The report said the NERs increased significantly in south and West Asia from 77 per cent to 86 per cent, with the exception of Pakistan and Nepal.

Of the 6.5 million out-of-school children in Pakistan, 80 per cent were never enrolled, 10 per cent dropped out and the remaining could get to school at some later stage. the report said the grave situation can be a direct fallout of poverty as some 65.6 per cent of the population lives on less than two dollars a day.

According to the report, a study of primary school attainment in rural areas of Pakistan’s Punjab and NWFP concluded that economic constraints on households are a key factor behind the out-of-school phenomenon.

Bureau Report

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3 thoughts on “Pakistan has 6.5 million out of school children: Unesco

  1. In this country the problems related to education will never ever change until we do not change two basic things. these commissions etc is mere prestige clubs for influential people and source employment for influential unemployed people.

    Change 1.
    Change spending on military expenses and put money in health, education and industrial development.

    Change 2.

    Just one school systems for all, See the school system in Germany. The child of an industrial labor and the child German Chancellor has the same books and same school examination papers and books.

    BILLI KE GALY ME KON GANTI BANDI GA WE ARE THE NATION OF MOUSES, ONLY CATS ARE ARY AND THE BUGGERS RULLING ELITES.

  2. In this country the problems related to education will never ever change until we do not change two basic things. these commissions etc is mere prestige clubs for influential people and source employment for influential unemployed people.

    Change 1.
    Change spending on military expenses and put money in health, education and industrial development.

    Change 2.

    Just one school systems for all, See the school system in Germany. The child of an industrial labor and the child of German Chancellor has the same books and same school examination papers.

    BILLI KE GALY ME KON GANTI BANDI GA WE ARE A NATION OF RATS, ONLY CATS ARE ARMY AND THE BUGGERS RULLING ELITES. THEY HAVE ALL KINDS BEST SCHOOLS AND DIFFERENT BOOKS , O LEVELS AND A LEVEL EXAMINATIONS, AND ROBED AND STOLEN MONEY TO EDUCATE THEIR CHILDREN ANY WHERE THEY ARE PLEASED

    • the reason of out of school children is not financial resources. there seems lack of coordination between stakeholders. another reason is lack of research in the field of education especially on OOSC. until and unless the culture of research is not boost up, it will not come to an end. Pakistan has very unique geographical and cultural dimensions, there must be research centers at provincial levels and must design their strategies and review theses periodically to be the part of international community.

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