7 October 2004
Pakistan - Reforming the Education Sector
This report examines the education sector in Pakistan and possibilities for its reform. It remarks that the state is falling short of its obligation to provide universal primary education. The public school system's deteriorating infrastructure, falling educational standards and distorted educational content impact mostly Pakistan's poor. Poor families will only send their children to a school system that is relevant to their everyday lives and economic necessities. The report concludes that the public school system widens the linguistic, social and economic divisions, and risks provoking an upsurge of violence if its problems are not quickly addressed.
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This report includes a map of Pakistan.