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Illiteracy Essay

  • Submitted by: mujtaba1991
  • on November 25, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 5,668 words

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ILLITERACY IN PAKISTAN

1.   Introduction
Literacy is the ability to read and write or in other words the ability to use a language for reading, writing, listening and speaking. 

In Pakistan the literacy rate is very low; According to 2007 estimate 54% percent of the population is literature, 63 percent of which are male and the remaining female.
It has been sixty four years of independence still we as a nation are unable to attain sixty percent of literacy rate. A nation cannot achieve development without taking any meaningful steps for educational development. Education provides a tool for development to nations. Pakistan is one of the developing countries that is striving for improvement in this area. Each and every government has launched a stream of five year plans to fulfill the Development goals. However all resulted in vain since there is no improvement in this regard.
Over the decades, despite decreasing, illiteracy rate in Pakistan has shown an upward trend. Not only that but enrollment ratio of students at primary level has shown a decreasing trend. The fact that 50 percent of children do not complete their primary education testifies this fact. Uneducated adults contribute negligibly to the nationally. Despite spending millions on it, government has failed to achieve literacy rates comparable to other countries in South Asia. Private sector is doing commendable job for the promotion of educational culture in Pakistan, but its main objective is money-making. Schools and colleges are opened as a business prospect and thus many of them lack quality.
Pakistan is at 159th position among the 174 World countries. According to a Government Official Report, the literacy rate in Pakistan is 54 % which is doubtful.

World Adult Illiterates

According to this UNESCO REPORT, there are   about 799 Million illiterates exist in World out of which, 6% to 6.4% of the world illiterates belongs to Pakistan that makes 51 Million illiterate people of the world...

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