Low Literacy rate in Pakistan
countries. According to a Government Official Report, the literacy rate in Pakistan is 54 % whichis doubtful.
Reasons for the Low Literacy Rate
There are problems ranging from social, cultural, religious, political, psychological andeconomic spheres. If one problem is tried to be solved, other prove to be more gigantic inproportion and without solution of these problems and with out provision of a viable mechanism,all the efforts of sustainability are not more than just a dream. Following can be the main causesof low literacy in Pakistan:
Our country is classified into the 3rd World countries mainly due to the connection of povertywith education or Literacy Rate. Poverty is the biggest disadvantage and the largest obstacle inthe development of our country. Our country is an agricultural country and the profession of many people living in Pakistan is with this vast category. The people in this category and thefarmers are unable to feed their families fully and as a result, development stops and populationincreases.
The country where 40% of people are living below poverty line can how geteducation? According to UNICEF, 17.6% children work and support their families. So, in suchconditions, role and support of Government becomes inevitable but Government is continuouslypaying no serious attention to these demands.
This great increase in the population of the Pakistan is a hindrance in the correct andefficient caring of the family. That is why many of the people are unable to provide such andsuch level of education to their children and so the literacy rate of the country on the wholedecreases. The second main problem is related to the people living in villages and other smallplaces. It is said that the population of the villages is many times more than of the urban people.This is why the people cannot teach and train their children and a vast number of illiteratechildren remain in the country
F eudal lords and W adera system
Pakistani politics is govern by feudal system. Feudal lords and wadera system is a bighurdle in the realization of dream of better literacy rate. Statistics show that there aretremendous disparities in the country on the basis of gender, class and regions. There is overalla miserable literacy rate and to further worsen it, women have even less representation. Onnational level, their literacy rate is less than half compared to that of men, and this gap attainsmagnitude when we turn to rural areas where it is 5%, the lowest in the world for any class or