Tag Archives: Pakistan

Drawing links between economic status and education outcomes from ASER 2019

By M. Afzan Munir Economic well-being affects a child’s education achievement in multiple ways. Studies have shown that a family’s socioeconomic status positively contributes not only towards a child’s educational attainment, but towards their academic performance as well.  ASER Pakistan … Continue reading

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Demanding real accountability for real schooling in Pakistan

This blog is written by Dr Jamila Razzaq, Co-founding President Aappa Aziz Trust Pakistan and Haider Fancy, Chief of Strategy, Planning, and Development, Nasra Public Schools, also authors of a case study on accountability and education in Pakistan commissioned for the 2017/8 GEM Report. … Continue reading

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The poorest young women have spent less than a year in school in the bottom ten countries

It’s International Women’s Day this week. As people in different cities rally for gender equality, not enough changes are being made to help the poorest girls pick themselves up from the bottom of the education ladder in many parts of the … Continue reading

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Pakistan: all girls and boys in school for 12 years – a critical pathway to progress

Baela Raza Jamil is the Trustee/Advisor for the Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) The demand for girls education has been rising in Pakistan but remains unmet due to poor access especially at post primary levels. The current net enrolment ratio for girls is … Continue reading

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Pakistan: Children in primary schools should be taught in their mother tongue

By Bushra Rahim, PhD student. “If we start speaking other languages and forget our own, we would not be we, we would be clones of an alien people; we would be aliens to ourselves” (UNESCO, The Use of Vernacular Languages … Continue reading

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The bottom ten countries for female education

As we approach ‘Malala Day’ on 10 November, the EFA Global Monitoring Report reveals that Pakistan scores in the bottom ten of new country rankings for education of poor females. As we stand together on ‘Malala Day’, it is vital … Continue reading

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