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Education

Education in the general sense is any act or experience that has a formative effect on the mind, character, or physical ability of an individual. In its technical sense, education is the process by which society deliberately transmits its accumulated knowledge, skills, and values from one generation to another. Education can also be defined as the process of becoming an educated person. An educated person refers to a person that has access to optimal states of mind regardless of the situation they are in. That person is able to perceive accurately, think clearly and act effectively to achieve self-selected goals and aspirations.

9 13 13 Azerbaijan 99.0 [q] 11 11 Kazakhstan 99.6 2 2 Cuba 99.0 12 11 Tajikistan 99.5 5 5 Barbados 99.5 4 2 Latvia 99.3 7 5 Belarus 99.7 [j] 16 16 Hungary 99.7 18 17 Poland 99.8 15 13 Russia 99.# Rank Country Literacy rate # Rank Country Literacy rate [b] 1 1 Georgia ˜100.3 [j] 8 5 Lithuania 99.8 14 13 Turkmenistan 99.7 20 20 Albania 99.4 [j] 6 5 Slovenia 99.7 19 19 Tonga 99.2 9 5 Ukraine 99.0 [d] .7 [l] 17 17 Kyrgyzstan 99.6 22 20 Australia 99.7 21 20 Antigua and Barbuda 99.1 10 5 Armenia 99.5 3 2 Estonia 99.

0 [d] 26 20 Czech Republic 99.0 [d] 44 20 United Kingdom 99.0 [d] 37 20 Luxembourg 99.0 [d] 27 20 North Korea 99.0 [d] 30 20 France 99.0 [d] 32 20 Guyana 99.0 [d] 42 20 Sweden 99.0 [d] 28 20 Denmark 99.0 [d] .0 [d] 31 20 Germany 99.0 [d] 24 20 Belgium 99.# Rank Country Literacy rate # Rank Country Literacy rate [b] 23 20 Austria 99.0 [d] 34 20 Ireland 99.0 [d] 39 20 New Zealand 99.0 [d] 41 20 Slovakia 99.0 [d] 35 20 Japan 99.0 [d] 29 20 Finland 99.0 [j] 43 20 Switzerland 99.0 [d] 36 20 South Korea 99.0 [d] 40 20 Norway 99.0 [d] 25 20 Canada 99.0 [d] 33 20 Iceland 99.0 [d] 38 20 Netherlands 99.

5 54 54 Cyprus 97.7 53 53 Saint Kitts and Nevis 97.0 50 50 Bulgaria 98.7 [l] 58 58 Israel 97.9 63 63 Bosnia and Herzegovina 96.0 [d] 56 55 Argentina 97.9 57 57 Mongolia 97.# Rank Country Literacy rate # Rank Country Literacy rate [b] 45 20 United States See also: Literacy in the United States 99.9 [j] 52 51 Uruguay 97.1 49 47 Croatia 98.6 66 66 Grenada 96.1 [k] 48 47 Trinidad and Tobago 98.6 46 46 Italy 98.7 [l] 59 59 Greece 97.7 65 65 Serbia 96.7 60 60 Maldives 97.3 61 60 Macedonia 97.0 [q] .3 47 47 Samoa 98.0 51 51 Spain 97.8 [k] 64 64 Chile 96.4 55 55 Romania 97.9 [d] 62 62 Uzbekistan 96.

0 78 77 Fiji 94.2 82 80 Philippines 93.9 79 68 68 China 95.6 [j] 85 Colombia 92.8 86 75 75 Hong Kong 94.9 82 Palestinian Authority 99.4 71 71 Venezuela 95.5 87 Indonesia 92.4 [j] 89 88 Malaysia 91.1 70 70 Bahamas 95.2 [w] 80 69 69 Costa Rica 95.9 .6 [l] 86 Malta 92.9 79 Thailand 94.7 87 76 76 Paraguay 94.# Rank Country Literacy rate # Rank Country Literacy rate [b] 67 67 Singapore 95.9 [l] 85 74 74 Saint Lucia 94.4 83 72 72 Brunei Darussalam 94.9 [k] 78 Sri Lanka 94.8 [q] 83 Qatar 93.4 88 77 77 Kuwait 94.8 [p] 84 73 73 Portugal 94.1 84 Mexico 92.8 [j] 81 80 Panama 93.

3 107 106 Namibia 88.2 [l] 102 102 Dominican Republic 89.9 99 99 Myanmar 89.0 .1 92 91 Jordan 91.6 [j] 91 90 Zimbabwe 91.8 101 100 Lebanon 89.4 106 106 Dominica 88.0 [l] 108 106 South Africa 88.7 94 94 Bolivia 90.0 104 104 Turkey 88.4 100 100 Peru 89.0 [q] 96 96 Vietnam 90.6 111 111 Equatorial Guinea 87.0 109 109 Sao Tome and Principe 87.8 93 92 Ecuador 91.0 98 97 Brazil 90.0 97 97 United Arab Emirates 90.9 110 110 Mauritius 87.# Rank Country Literacy rate # Rank Country Literacy rate [b] 90 89 Seychelles 91.1 [q] 95 95 Suriname 90.7 105 105 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 88.1 103 103 Bahrain 88.

8 [l] 113 113 Gabon 86.0 118 118 Syria 83.1 116 116 Cape Verde 83.4 121 121 Lesotho 82.2 [l] 124 124 Republic of the Congo 81.6 [k] 119 119 Botswana 82.0 [l] 133 133 Comoros 75.04 .3 131 131 Algeria 75.8 [l] 127 127 Tunisia 77.1 [j] 123 123 Oman 81.6 115 115 Saudi Arabia 85.1 [l] 114 114 Jamaica 86.0 126 126 Vanuatu 78.7 117 117 Honduras 83.0 125 125 Swaziland 79.# Rank Country Literacy rate # Rank Country Literacy rate [b] 112 112 Libya 86.4 134 134 India 74.6 128 128 Nicaragua 78.2 132 132 Belize 75.1 [q] 122 122 El Salvador 82.9 130 130 Cambodia 76.3 120 120 Iran 82.1 129 129 Solomon Islands 76.

0 139 139 Nigeria 72.7 155 155 Burundi 59.2 the Congo 137 137 Guatemala 73.8 151 151 Guinea-Bissau 64.9 .0 [l] 150 150 Rwanda 64.9 [aa] 144 144 Laos 68.6 146 146 Angola 67.2 148 148 Egypt 66.6 [j] 141 141 Madagascar 70.9 140 140 Malawi 71.3 145 145 Cameroon 67.6 153 153 Haiti 62.7 152 152 Eritrea 67.2 [j] 142 142 Zambia 70.3 147 147 Democratic Republic of 67.# Rank Country Literacy rate # Rank Country Literacy rate [b] 135 135 Kenya 73.4 136 135 Uganda 73.3 149 149 Ghana 65.1 [j] 143 143 Djibouti 70.3 [j] 154 154 Sudan 60.4 138 138 Tanzania 72.

5 161 161 Morocco 55.8 171 171 Benin 40.9 163 163 Togo 53.5 165 165 Timor-Leste 50.6 172 172 Sierra Leone 38.8 [v] 175 175 Guinea 29.7 177 176 Niger 28.5 173 173 Ethiopia 35.7 166 166 Côte d'Ivoire 48.5 170 170 Senegal 41.# Rank Country Literacy rate # Rank Country Literacy rate [b] 156 156 Yemen 58.2 168 168 Mozambique 44.1 [ab] 176 176 Burkina Faso 28.9 [l] 167 167 Central African Republic 48.8 169 169 Gambia 42.2 174 174 Chad 31.4 158 158 Papua New Guinea 57.6 157 157 Pakistan 58.8 164 164 Bhutan 52.5 [j] 159 159 Nepal 56.7 .1 162 162 Bangladesh 53.9 160 160 Mauritania 55.

2 .# Rank Country Literacy rate 178 178 South Sudan 27.0 179 179 Mali 26.

are the responsibility of the Union . Educational policy of India The Constitution of India is the ultimate document which guides State policy in all sectors. However. State Governments and Local Authorities are expected to provide facilities for instruction in the mother tongue at the primary stage of education Provision of free and compulsory education to all children upto the age of fourteen years . including Education. To evolve an integrated system of national education by bringing Deeni Madaris and modern schools closer to each stream in curriculum and the contents of education.• Educational policy of Pakistan Aims and objectives of Education and Islamic Education Education and training should enable the citizens of Pakistan to lead their lives according to the teachings of Islam as laid down in the Qur'an and Sunnah and to educate and train them as a true practicing Muslim. and (b) institutions declared by Parliament by law to be institutions of national importance. Nazira Qur'an will be introduced as a compulsory component from grade I-VIII while at secondary level translation of the selected verses from the Holy Qur'an will be offered. Their more important features are: • • • • Education. (a) coordination and determination of standards in higher and technical education. Local authorities (Panchayats and Municipalities) are to be assigned a suitable role in education (especially School. Adult and Non-Formal Education) through individual State legislations. is the concurrent responsibility of the Union and the States. in general.