Why Pakistan Isn’t Getting The Education It Paid For

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Date: 3 Aug 2018 | By: | Story Source: Bright Magazine ~ Go to Original Article


Pakistan’s education crisis boils down to teaching and learning. This is not something that money can solve, says education expert Nadia Naviwala.

Teachers who earn high salaries but don’t show up to school. Even if they do, they might not do much once they get there. Students who can’t read basic sentences after three years in a classroom, and drop out altogether by age 9. And ironically, a government that’s doubled its education budget in the last eight years.

Pakistan’s education system has been called a “crisis,” and its reforms “frenetic.” The former chief minister of Punjab fired a significant portion of government teachers, and today over 40 percent of