Education in Pakistan: Current Situation and Development Challenge

Science Insights Education, 30 August 2016
Volume 2016
Doi: 10.15354/sie.16.vi001
Education in Pakistan: Current Situation and Development Challenge
Sajjad Masroor Nawaz Sajjad, MA;* Phillip H. Lee, EdD *,∆
Author Affiliations
            *: Asian Education Research Institute, North American Center of Education (NACE), The BASE, Chapel Hill, NC 27510, USA
            ∆: Correspondence to: Dr. Phillip H. Lee, EdD, Email:  
Sci Insigt Edu. 2016; 2016:e00034. Doi: 10.15354/sie.16.vi001



Pakistan, manifested with enormous pitfalls is suffering from education crisis since after independence. No government has been successful enough to overcome this problem. The literacy rate in Pakistan is yet 59.9% with 25 million out of school children. There are three modes of education in Pakistan. The first is the English Medium System which actually produces students to benefit the society. Students are also taught in the native language but it is more common in the rural area. The threat to educational system in Pakistan is the madrasah system that not only disables pupils from critical thinking but also is a major cause to produce a certain ideology that provokes terrorism. Many Students in Pakistan have fought hard for education. Malala Yosufzai is a Nobel Peace Prize winner due to her advocacy for girl’s right to education. Aitzaz saved many students’ lives by stopping a terrorist from attacking a school with the suicide bomb. Pakistan needs increase her budget which is at present only 2.1% for education. Constitution of Pakistan focuses on education for all but it’s simply not possible unless it’s made free and easily accessible – by building more and more institutes. Only then Pakistan can progress.

Keywords: Education system; Pakistan; UNESCO; Development; National Education