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: Education Extremes — 5.5 million children out of School In KPK

PESHAWAR: A division bench of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Tuesday directed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Secondary and Elementary Education ...
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Pakistan Debates How to Fill Education Gaps

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN —  Two young boys kneel over small white tables, intently studying the Quran at a madrassa in Pakistan ...
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Education: a solution for Pakistan

October 1, 2017 Being a developing country and one with an almost exponentially growing population, Pakistan faces all sorts of ...
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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

 

Schools of Badin — instead of thriving education is failing!

Murtaza Talpur OCTOBER 31, 2017 It is my hope that other students will not have to go through what I went ...
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We Are In The Middle Of An Education Emergency In Pakistan

By Fatima Suhail On Oct 13, 2017 Primary education undoubtedly plays a role of edifice in a society. The importance of education, ...
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What’s Really Keeping Pakistan’s Children Out of School?

By NADIA NAVIWALA OCT. 18, 2017 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — On a visit to a village school in the mountains near ...
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Gender

 

Pakistan paying special attention to girls’ education

Islamabad Minister for Education and Professional Training Baligh ur Rehman has expressed Pakistan’s firm commitment to continue working with international ...
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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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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’s creaking education system struggles to teach young people

Children in Pakistan disenchanted with education after teachers forced them to clean schools or beat them became the inspiration for ...
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Pakistan’s education system grapples with challenges

Children in Pakistan disenchanted with education after teachers forced them to clean schools or beat them became the inspiration for ...
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UNESCO report: Low salary of teacher at core of Pakistan’s education woes

LAHORE: Pakistan is among the countries with the lowest levels of education spending. However, the level of teachers’ salaries in the ...
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Private Sector

 

Pakistan’s youthful population creates education challenges

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani private schools, charitable institutions, and religious seminaries are stepping in to supplement government-run schools to help ...
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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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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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