Ongoing issues in Education of Pakistan
Education is a basic human right; strong and successful nations are comprised of a population that is educated. Education can lead to progress and from there to a successful nation.
UNESCO regularly ranks countries in relation to their education systems. At present Pakistan is at 113th position out of 120 members of the United Nations.
- Pakistan’s education system has not reached international standards; there are serious problems that must be solved. Most of the citizens are deprived of a proper education.
- Inequality – the private and public sectors of education and producing very different educational outcomes. The growth area of private schools has led to vast differences between the two systems.
- Regional disparity – schools in some areas have better facilities than their counterparts in other areas.
- Lack of technical education.
- Funding for education is very low.
- Untrained teachers and unregistered schools.
Until these issues are resolved Pakistan will continue to struggle with high illiteracy rates.
- Additional funding.
- Streamlining of the syllabus so all provinces in Pakistan are teaching the same curriculum.
- Standards in government schools need to be raised so they are equal to those in private schools.
- Provision of technical education.
- Professional development for teachers.
If these issues are addressed, Pakistan could improve its standing in education.