Ignorance and Pakistan – a Political Match?

Since its inception, education in Pakistan has come a long way. While that sounds like quite an accomplishment and was by any account a long and arduous road considering that when Pakistan came into being the only university was University of the Punjab, the situation cannot be considered ideal by any stretch of imagination.

In a country where the criteria for literacy rate is based on the ability to sign ones name correctly, the statistics of literate population in Pakistan are appalling (total population: 49.9% out of which male: 63% female: 36% according to 2005 estimates) It is clear that some definitions of literacy need to be modified to bring them up to international standards and not merely serve as props for making progressive government officials and ministries look good for bettering the state of affairs in the country.


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