Pakistan

Total population (in thousands) 188,925 (2015)
Population aged 14 years and younger (in thousands) 66,143 (2015)
Out-of-school children 5,599,070 (2015)
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Pakistan: NCHD promises education to out of school children

Islamabad: With the help of non-formal education and multi-grade teaching techniques, we will be able to educate the unlettered people ...
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Pakistan: K-P’s new voucher scheme targets out-of-school children

Ayesha, Laiba and Tayyaba smile for the camera. Their father, a tractor driver, watches them from a distance as the ...
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Pakistan: Over 70,000 children are out of school in G-B, UN report says

GILGIT: Every third child of primary school going age out of 10 is out of school in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), according ...
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Children with Disabilities

 

Punjab allocates Rs 962 million to special education sector

The Punjab government has set aside an amount of Rs 962.461 million in its budget 2016-17 under the development programme ...
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Access and learning are equally important for children with disabilities

In 2015, ASER Pakistan included children with disabilities in their large scale assessment The clock is now ticking towards the ...
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Only one in 5,800 disabled children goes to school

LAHORE: Speakers at a seminar on ‘Right to Education – Case of Children with Disabilities’ have said that the number ...
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Emergency

 

Pakistan: Dreams Turned into Nightmares

I was just 10 when more than 400 schools were destroyed. Women were flogged. People were killed. And our beautiful ...
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Pakistan: Providing refugee children with primary education

­ Providing refugee children with primary education | NRC PAKISTAN/Quetta: Alarmingly low enrolment rates show that only under half of ...
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Education in a shambles

Education is under attack in Pakistan. Not just from the terrorists who continue to target centres of learning based on ...
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Gender

 

Pakistan ranks second in largest number of out-of-school girls

Pakistan has the second-largest number of out-of-school female students in the world, a report by Alif Ailaan has revealed. The report also ...
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Provincial govt challenge: 75 per cent girls out of school in Balochistan

A staggering 75 per cent of girls aged between 5 and 16 are out of school compared to 65% boys ...
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Aqeela Asifi: refugee, teacher, champion for education

Her car broke down during her long journey to Islamabad from Kot Chandana, a refugee village where she lives in ...
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ICT in Education

 

Pakistan: Sindh to adopt policy for out-of-school kids, adults

The Sindh government has prepared a policy to provide opportunities of meaningful education to out of school children and adults ...
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Pakistan: PUNJAB SCHOOL KIDS EXCITED TO HAVE TABLETS INSTEAD OF BOOKS

Technology is quickly becoming a backbone in the modern education, as older methods of teaching are being replaced by latest ...
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How to become a digital innovator in Pakistan

It is possible today to be sitting almost anywhere in the world and -- provided you have access to a ...
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Innovative Financing

 

Punjab allocates Rs 962 million to special education sector

The Punjab government has set aside an amount of Rs 962.461 million in its budget 2016-17 under the development programme ...
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Punjab govt allocates Rs 312.8bn for education sector

The Punjab government has allocated an overall amount of Rs 312.8 billion for different sections and projects of education sector ...
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Financing education in K-P

The state of education in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) has improved over the last few years. Children now have better access to ...
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Learning Outcomes

 

Pakistan: Approval of 113 various development projects of education literacy department

Departmental Development Working Party (DDWP) of Education & Literacy Department under the Chairmanship of Secretary Education has approved 113 new ...
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Only education can defeat terrorism, says CM Qaim

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that education in the only weapn through which an effective war ...
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Non-teaching duties

Teachers in Pakistan perform multiple duties apart from teaching. There are two types of non-teaching duties: government imposed, and arbitrary ...
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Mother Tongue

 

UN spotlights role of native tongue in education

Mother tongue education is not only a force for quality learning, it is also essential to bolster multilingualism and respect ...
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Partnership

 

Pakistan: 100pc literacy rate cannot be achieved without support of NGOs, civil society

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Federal Education Engineer Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman on Monday said 100 percent literacy rate cannot ...
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Policy and Curriculum

 

Pakistan: Underprivileged children to gain access to art education

KARACHI: With the aim of providing underprivileged children access to art, an education project, ‘Art Khatola’, was launched on Monday evening ...
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Pakistan: Efforts stressed to engage all stakeholders to increase literacy rate

Islamabad :There is a need to step up efforts for engaging all stakeholders to increase literacy rate in the country, ...
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Pakistan’s education crisis: the real story

The convention on the rights of the child and many of the global education goals, including the Millennium Development Goals, ...
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Private Sector

 

SEF and EFS join hands to educate out-of-school children in Sindh

The Sindh Education Foundation (SEF), part of the Sindh government, and the Education Fund for Sindh (EFS), a non-profit company, ...
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Public Private Partnerships for Education – Pakistan

The Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy (PCP) in 2012 launched the Public Private Partnerships for Education (3Ps) program to promote school ...
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International Education and Cultural Festival : PPP-mode in education a way forward, speakers stress

Educationists have stressed upon the importance of public private partnership (PPP) for the promotion of education in order to shun ...
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Teacher

 

A unique teacher training initiative – the need of the hour!

The charitable youth organisation, Eternal Hope, is determined to break barriers in order to see Pakistan prosper. Their mission to ...
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Promgramme to facilitate out-of-school children launched

The launching ceremony of a ‘Home School Education Programme’ of Youth Commission for Human Rights (YCHR), funded by the USAID, ...
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Non-teaching duties

Teachers in Pakistan perform multiple duties apart from teaching. There are two types of non-teaching duties: government imposed, and arbitrary ...
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