Education


ITA holds consultation to accelerate notification and implementation of PFCE Act 2014

Civil society organization Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), in collaboration with Oxfam in Pakistan, United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) and Foundation Open Society Institute (FOSI) organized a consultation session on Tuesday, December 17, in Lahore, with stakeholders from government, civil society and education sector to discuss acceleration of notification and implementation of Punjab Free and Compulsory Education (PFCE) Act 2014. Punjab Standing Committee on Education Chairperson Aisha Nawaz Chaudhry, Punjab Standing Committee on Gender Mainstreaming Chairperson Uzma Kardar, MPA Ayesha Iqbal, Advisor to Punjab Education Minister Aasiya Khurram Agha, and members from Private Schools Association, civil society and academia attended the event. The meeting explored […]


Annual Civil Society Organizations’ (CSO) Learning Event scheduled for 7th/8th November

Pakistan Coalition for Education (PCE) is organizing its Annual Civil Society Organizations’ (CSO) Learning Event as part of its 10th Annual Convention on 7th & 8th November 2019 from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM at PAFSOM Arena, Islamabad. The theme of the event this year is “Inclusive Education: Leaving no one behind” with the subthemes include Education & Disability          Abidjan Principles for Privatization of Education SDG 4 progress                      Financing for Education   This learning event will provide a unique opportunity to discuss major opportunities, challenges on topics with reference to national and international discourse and brainstorm future initiatives […]


ADB Project to Enhance Secondary Education in Sindh

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (28 October 2019)— The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $75 million loan for a project that will help improve the quality, accessibility, and gender responsiveness of the secondary education system and infrastructure in the province of Sindh, home to Pakistan’s financial center of Karachi. Pakistan has 22.8 million out-of-school children, 28% of whom are in Sindh. The province also has the second-lowest gross enrollment ratios and net enrollment rates at all education levels in the country. The secondary education sector faces challenges ranging from outdated and dilapidated infrastructure, lack of access to schooling—particularly for girls—and poor […]


Education and Inequality – A Study Report Launched by IDRAC and HRCP

July 26, 2019 (Islamabad). Institute of Development Research and Corresponding Capabilities (IDRAC) and Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) jointly launched a study report titled ‘Education and Inequality’ here at the Islamabad office of HRCP. The study was conducted in 5 districts of Punjab namely Bahawalpur, Multan, Khanewal, Nankana Sahib and Gujranwala. The report described the state and instances of inequality and discriminatory attitudes that non-Muslims say Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and others go through in the class and school environment.   Speaking at the occasion, lead author Amjad Nazeer of IDRAC said that discrimination and inequality are a deeply entrenched […]


A School in remote Sindh needs your help

We have received a request from a far flung area in Sindh for support to run a school. Sarmad Ali (Sarmadali0307@gmail.com) has written in Roman Urdu to us to share this request with the world. He writes, “Can you help us to educate our children? Our village is 12 kilometers away from Moro city (Sindh). It is in Kacha area (the area along the Sindh river). There are two government schools – one is closed, while the other is also in a shambles. A man from our village has started a small school in our village. It has been only […]


Annual Status of Education Report –ASER 2016 launched in Islamabad

Despite the recent focus of the federal and provincial governments on enrollment drives to honour Article 25 A, 19% children aged 6-16 still remain out of school, according to the Annual Status of Education Report –ASER 2016 National survey. The remaining 81% that are enrolled in the 6-16 age bracket are not learning much either. These findings were made public in the report of Pakistan’s largest-annual citizen-led household based ASER Survey 2016 – the seventh ASER Survey report in a row – launched in Islamabad on Wednesday, 2nd August 2017.  ASER is managed by Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) in partnership with many […]


State of Pakistan’s Children 2016 – An Overview

Among the most alarming revelations in 2016 was the failure of Pakistan to achieve targets set under all Millennium Development Goals (MGDs). This situation calls for immediate and effective policy measures and strong adherence to and implementation of existing legislation. The National Assembly of Pakistan passed a unanimous resolution to adopt the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs as a national development agenda. However, the effectiveness of initiatives for year 2030 needs to be seen. It has been 26 years since Pakistan signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), however, the implementation of its protocols in […]


SPARC Launches Annual State of Pakistan’s Children Report 2016

Islamabad, 27th April 2017: Despite the growing incidences of violence and abuse against children, there still remains a severe absence of the necessary measures that can help protect children. This was stated at the launch of the annual ‘State of Pakistan’s Children’ report, by the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC). Speaking at the event, Sadia Hussain, Executive Director SPARC said: “Children’s rights have long been a neglected issue. While there has been progress in legislation related to child rights, Pakistan still lags behind international standards due to the poor implementation of existing child protection […]