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Pakistan ranks 180 in literacy: UNESCO

According to latest report of UN education department UNESCO, the illiteracy percentage was 79 percent in Pakistan in 2012 and the number of Pakistan was 180 in the list of 221 in countries in the world.
The illiteracy percentage was 72 percent in the youth aged 15 to 24 years, 57 percent in the aged 25 to 44 years, 46 percent in 45 to 54 years and 38 percent in the people aged 55 to 64 years in the year 2012, it said.
Pakistan remained below in literacy as compared to China, Iran, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Burma, while it remained above Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
According to the report, 10.5 million students were going to school and colleges in the year 2012. Out of them 2.6 million were primary level students, 2.9 million high school education and 1.5 million students were of colleges and universities.
According to the report, only three percent students reach colleges and higher levels of education, out of which only one percent manage to graduate.
The report added that 72 and 78 percent students aged from three to five years do not go to schools in Sindh and Balochistan respectively.
During survey, the students of sixth and fifth class were asked to read an essay , but 94 percent and 68 percent students could not read the essay.
Islam religion makes obligatory to all men and women to acquire education. But here fifty one lakh children are deprived of their basic education.



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8 Comments

  1. asim said:

    The ruling mafia failed kept masses away from everything; Today billionaires ruling the country in the name of democracy the greedy power hungry Nawaz sharif has installed his own relatives on the key positions. His assets are in billions in various countries and poor people suffering because of his policies for the last 40 years.

  2. sophist said:

    The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, we are so proud to be Muslim and wants Shariya nizam. Enjoy the ride 🙂

  3. John Carter said:

    No education , No progress …….. Write it somewhere on your walls but wait even that would require some writing skills

  4. Dr. Amjad Ali said:

    "illiteracy percentage was 72 percent" !!!!!!!!! it reads strange. Actually it's not illiteracy but "Literacy" so correct it please.

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