Kaheleej Times: Education Needs Role Models and Attention

According to the latest UNDP figures, 64 per cent of Pakistan’s population is younger than 30 while 29 per cent are between the age of 15 and 29. According to the National Youth data, 29 out of 100 young people in Pakistan are illiterate and only six per cent have more than 12 years of education.

Demography, talent, and natural resources make Pakistan an incredible country. It has a very hardworking population and a large and educated diaspora, willing to contribute back home. Its people are proud and resilient despite the hardships they have been through.

Unfortunately, despite impressive government initiatives and huge investments, the educational crisis in Pakistan refuses to end. This doesn’t augur well for the country’s future especially because 64 per cent of its population is under the age of 30.

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