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Poor state of education

December 29, 2014


ACCORDING to a recent UN report, Pakistan has been ranked 141st among 142 countries in terms of educational excellence.

More worrying is the fact that no Pakistani university is included among the world’s top 500 universities. It’s unfortunate for us that when it comes to educational scores, other poor countries of the world are far ahead of us.

Despite all the claims of serious efforts in the realm of education, our government has failed to bring any sound progress so far. Almost half of our people are illiterate, while only one-third of the Pakistani women can read and write. This is a frightening situation.

Therefore, now when the economic position of Pakistan is going down and education is badly affected, the government should bring forth some revolutionary changes to improve education in the country.

Maryam Naseem

Published in Dawn, December 29th, 2014