Status of education

Status of  education

Sir: Pakistan is among the most densely populated countries of the world. Currently, over 180 million people reside here, making it the sixth most populous country of the world. People belonging to various castes, cultures and colour can be found. The overall literacy rate has always been a huge concern here.

Pakistan has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world. Many schools and colleges are entering the education field, especially in various big cities of Pakistan, but those living in rural areas are at a greater loss. Even if children want to study, they cannot due to the lack of resources or family pressure. The main reason for families not allowing their children, especially girls, to study is again illiteracy.

Proper education provides a child with lifelong benefits. It does not just give you knowledge, but also makes you a better person. It provides you with social acceptability in society and gives you empowerment regarding decision making, problem solving and even multi-tasking.

The general understanding of literacy is to be able to read and write but unfortunately millions of people in Pakistan are deprived of even that. Pakistan is divided into multiple provinces and each province is facing different literacy scenarios. These facts show that the education sector in Pakistan needs the government’s attention to face the challenges but unluckily current and past governments of the country have ignored this sector. Now the matter is increasingly going out of control. It is the need of the hour to save the education sector.