International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 12, Part D (2015)
Educational scenario of Pakistan: affair, contention and solutions
Ijaz s/o Sardar Masih
The educational scenario includes all institutions that are involved in delivering formal education (public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, onsite or virtual instruction) and their faculties, students, physical infrastructure, resources and rules. In a broader definition the scenario also includes the institutions that are directly involved in financing, managing, operating or regulating such institutions (like government ministries and regulatory bodies, central testing organizations, textbook boards and accreditation boards). The rules and regulations that guide the individual and institutional interactions within the set up are also part of the educational scenario.rnIt is mandated in the Constitution of Pakistan to provide free and compulsory education to all children between the ages of 5-16 years and enhance adult literacy. With the 18th constitutional amendment the concurrent list which comprised of 47 subjects was abolished and these subjects, including education, were transferred to federating units as a move towards provincial autonomy.rnThe year 2015 is important in the context that it marks the deadline for the participants of Dakar declaration (Education for All [EFA] commitment) including Pakistan. Education related statistics coupled with Pakistan’s progress regarding education targets set in Vision 2030 and Pakistan’s lagging behind in achieving EFA targets and its Millennium Development Goals(MDGs) for education call for an analysis of the education system of Pakistan and to look into the issues and problems it is facing so that workable solutions could be recommended.
How to cite this article:
Ijaz s/o Sardar Masih. Educational scenario of Pakistan: affair, contention and solutions. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(12): 233-236.