Primary Eduction in Pakistan

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Education is a systematic process of instruction for the development of character or mental powers. The primary stage of education is of prime importance for the edifice of career. Soundness and tidiness of this stage enable a child to raise a standard of his personality. It is the 1st stage of compulsory education. In most countries it is compulsory for children to receive primary education, though in many jurisdictions it is permissible for parents to provide it. The major goals of primary education are achieving basic literacy and numeracy amongst all pupils. Unfortunately the importance of this stage is ignored to a large extent in our country.


Education in Pakistan is overseen by the government ministry of education and the provincial government, whereas the federal government mostly assists in curriculum development, accreditation and some financing of research.

Pakistan poor performance in the education sector is mainly caused by the low level of public investment. Public expenditures on education had been 2.2% of GDP in recent years. In addition, the allocation of government funds is skewed towards higher education, allowing the upper income class to reap majority of the benefits of public subsidy on education. Lower education institutes such as primary schools suffer under such conditions as the lower income classes are unable to enjoy subsidies and quality education. As a result Pakistan has one of the lowest rates of literacy in the world, and the lowest among countries of comparative resources and socio-economic situations.


The drawbacks are multifarious in nature and require considerations on the part of the responsible. Now-a-days in our country, both public sector & private sector have the capacity to publish books but they borrowed ideas from elsewhere in the world and feel proud to present it in seminars and workshops. The parents of today are also responsible...