Millions of children out of school in Pakistan

Roman AhmedWeb Editor

08th Sep, 2021. 09:27 pm

The Sindh Education and Literacy Department and the Japan International Corporation Agency have published a report which stated that at least 20 million children are still out of school in Pakistan.

The report has been issued on the occasion of World Literacy Day.

The highest number of out-of-school-children (OOSC) in Pakistan, which is six million, is from Sindh, while the situation in other provinces having a lesser number of OOSC has deteriorated instead of refining, claimed the report.

The report states, a total of 43% of children aged around 10 years, and 45% of children around 15 years are out of school in Sindh.

According to the report, 28% of these students in urban Sindh and 61% in rural Sindh are not going to school.

Furthermore, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund published a report last year which proposed that Pakistan had the world’s second-highest number of OOSC, with a projected 22.8 million children out-of-school.


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