A college degree is not a sign that one is a finished product but an indication a person is prepared for life.

Reverend Edward A. Malloy

ILLITERACY
IN PAKISTAN
Prepared By: Syed Irfan Haider BSBA 3rd Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta

Objectives
Illiteracy in all the provinces UNESCO Report Reason of Illiteracy Effects Solutions

UNESCO), UNESCO),

literacy rate 58% and Pakistan 58%

stands at 160th in total countries of the world. 160th world. 

15 years back, the government allotted 2.6 % of the G.D.P. 

Later it was limited to 1.7% Among the SAARC Nations, Pakistan is at the sixth 159th 159th position among the 174 World countries. countries.  

PROVINCIAL COMPARISON OF LITERACY RATES: According to PSLM survey, By statistics division 
   

Islamabad Capital Territory (83%) Punjab 60% Sindh 59% KPK 50% Balochistan 41%

Total number of illiterates of 10+ age group is 50million 54 million literate 30 million women and 20 million men

EDUCATION BUDGET IN PAKISTAN:

Source: Economic Survey (2002-2003, 2005-06, and 2008-09, Finance Division, Government of Pakistan

UNESCO REPORT
Pakistan has been placed by UNDP at 136th position, lower than some of its regional neighbors like Sri Lanka (99th), (99th), Maldives (100th), (100th), India (128th), (128th), Myanmar (132nd) (132nd)

Educational position of various South and West Asian countries in Human Development Index, as assessed by UNESCO in its 2008 EFA Global Monitoring
Pakistan and Education Development Index (2008)
Country Maldives Iran Myanmar India Bangladesh Nepal Pakistan

EDI

74

90

94

105

107

110

120

Ranking

Source: EFA Global Monitoring Report 2008,

Net Enrolment Ratio (NER) in South and West Asian countries

Country

Iran

India

Bangladesh

Maldives

Nepal

Sri Lanka

Pakistan

NER %

95

89

94

79

79

97

68

Source: EFA Global Monitoring Report 2008

Net Enrolment Rate at the Primary Level (Age 5-9, excluding Katchi Class) 5Area/Gender All Areas Urban Areas Rural Areas Both Genders 56 % 66 % 53 % Male 60 % 67 % 57 % Female 53 % 65 % 48 %

PSLM Survey 2011, by Statistics Division, Govt. of Pakistan

23% 23% rural girls are enrolled in primary schools in Baluchistan (47%) in rural Punjab 47% 17% 17% rural women in Sindh as compared to 67% female literacy rate in 67% Punjab. Punjab. 55 districts of the country, half of the school age children are not enrolled in primary schools, and 21 of these districts are in Baluchistan According to the NEC Report of the Ministry of Education, about 31% 31% children drop out before completion of primary education. education. Out of 100 fortunate children enrolled in Grade 1, only 22 reach Grade 10, and only 13 are able to pass Secondary School 10, examination. examination.

UNESCO has set the norm of a minimum of 4% of GDP for education. The following table provides information on education budget as percentage of GDP.

Country

Iran

India

Bangladesh

Maldives

Nepal

Pakistan

Education Budget

5.2%

3.3%

2.6%

7.5%

3.2%

2.1%

REASONS OF ILLITERACY
POVERTY POPULATION FEUDAL LORDS AND WADERA SYSTEM LOW ALLOCATION OF BUDGET UNEMPLOYMENT

EFFECTS OF ILLITERACY

SOLUTIONS:
Teach parents Train Teacher Action Plan Availability of Physical Facilities Increase Youth Literacy Efficient Use of funds From Policy to Action Involvement of Political Parties

Conclusion
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