Children Out Of School In Pakistan

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Ratio of Children Out of School in Pakistan

Children out of school in PakistanRatio of children out of school in Pakistan is very high. Pakistan’s Constitution states that all children have the right to education.  Despite the fact that it is compulsory millions are not receiving this education that is their right.

Number of Children Not Going to School

A recent report, ’25 Million Broken Promises’, suggests there are at least 25 million children (from 5-16) who are not attending educational institutions.  Even more bad news is the fact that it seems that 85% of children are not involved in higher-secondary education.

Summary Report of Education Crisis in Pakistan

The report lists ten frightening aspects of the crisis in Pakistan’s education system.

1. Condition of Balochistan

Balochisten has the most children out of school.

most out-of-school children are in Balochistan2. Condition of Punjab

Punjab has more than half of the children out of school.

More than half of Pakistan out of school children from Punjab3 Girls Education

In the entire country, girls find it much more difficult to go to school.

Out of School by Gender
Out of School by Gender

4 Ratio of School going Boys and Girls

More than half of the children not going to school are girls.

Ratio of School going Boys and Girls
Ratio of School going Boys and Girls

5. Girls are forbidden while boys are not willing

Girls are more often forbidden to go to school by their parents, whereas boys are not always willing to go to school.

Girls are forbidden while boys are not willing6. Mostly, Older Children Out of School in Pakistan

It is more common for older children to be non-attenders.

Mostly, Older Children Out of School in Pakistan
Mostly, Older Children Out of School in Pakistan

7. Children never been to school

70% of the children not going to school have probably never been to school.

Children-never-been-to-school8. Girls are helping hand

Girls often have to leave school to help with jobs in the family.

Girls-are-helping-hand9. Children not going to school in poor families

If children come from poor families, they are less likely to go in school.

Children not going to school in poor families
Children not going to school in poor families

10 Schools Unable to Retain Students

The system finds it difficult to keep students who are enrolled in school leading to poor retention rates.

Schools Unable to Retain Students

 

source: dawn.com

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