Literacy Rate in KP increased from 52.4% to 55.1% | PES 2021-22

The literacy rate among women increased to 51.9% from 51.5% last year.

Literacy Rate in KP increased from 52.4% to 55.1% | PES 2021-22

The Federal Government has recently launched the Pakistan Economic Survey (PES) 2021-22, for the fiscal year that will end on 30th June. In this survey, it is explained in detail how the economy performed during the fiscal year.

Education Rate

According to PES, the Primary Education Completion Rate was 67%, while Lower Education Completion Rate stood at 47%. On the other hand, Upper Secondary Education Completion rate was 23%, meaning that more students obtained education till Primary level.

The Literacy Parity index stood at 0.71, Primary Parity Index at 0.88, Youth Literacy Parity Index at 0.82 and Secondary Parity Index at 0.89.

The rate of participation in organized learning, one year prior to attaining official age of entry to primary education, was noted to be 19%. Which shows that people pay little attention to pre-primary education.

Literacy Rate

Gender

The literacy rate among women increased to 51.9% from 51.5% last year.

Area-wise

When we conduct an area-wise analysis, we see that in both rural and urban areas, literacy rate increased. It went from 53.7% to 54% in rural areas, and 76.1% to 77.3% in urban areas.

Province-wise

Punjab’s literacy rate bumped up from 66.1% to 66.3%, which is just a slight increase.

Sindh showed a 0.2% increase, from 61.6% to 61.%. Meanwhile, Balochistan’s literacy rate increased to 53.9% to 54.5%.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa KP saw the most increase in literacy. The number went from 52.4% to 55.1%, which is highly impressive.

Steps to improve quality of education

During the FY 2021-22, the government launched initiatives to improve standards of education, which were in accordance with Goal 4 of the UN SDGS.

These were:

  • Upgrading the current schools
  • Increasing access to education by building schools
  • Improving hiring criteria of teachers
  • Capcity building of teachers
  • Digitization of educational institutions and more.

The Single National Curriculum was a flagship scheme of the former government. It will be implemented in three phases, the first phase has already concluded.

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