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Making the Society and Education System Inclusive for Disabled Persons

Global Call for Inclusive Education

The post 2015 development agenda envisions providing inclusive and equitable education to all by constructing and revamping the education facilities that are ‘child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all’[1].

UN Secretary General’s Report, ‘One Humanity – Shared Responsibility&

Irfan Ahmad Chatha | December Sat 2016 | Images | 0 Comments

Monitoring Education in Sustainable Development Goals


The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) era came to a close in 2015. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took over as the official UN development agenda in the beginning of this year, until the year 2030. Pakistan signed SDGs immediately after their launch. The fourth SDG underlines existing development priorities and critical issues in education. Goal 4 states that the UN and its partner countries will “Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelon

Rabia Tabassum | November Sat 2016 | Images | 0 Comments

Literacy among street children


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) estimates that there are 150 million children classifiable under the category of street children, across the world. For Pakistan, this is approximately 1.2-1.5 million (for children under 16 years) in major urban areas of Pakistan (Rabia Tabassum | November Sat 2016 | Images | 0 Comments

The Learning Generation

The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity released a report titled “The Learning Generation: Investing in education for a changing world.” The purpose of this report is to move state and non-state actors to take action towards enhancing education opportunities. This movement and vision is being called the #LearningGeneration


The Commission calls for what is commonly known in

Khadija Ladhani | October Mon 2016 | Images | 0 Comments

No More Excuses: Education for Forcibly Displaced People

In late May, the UN Refugee Agency released a report titled, “No More Excuses: Provide education to all forcibly displaced people” which calls for measures to provide refugee children and adolescents with access to quality education. Currently world numbers show that 50% of primary aged and 75% of secondary school aged refugee children are not enrolled

Khadija Ladhani | September Wed 2016 | Images | 0 Comments

Highlights of Educaton For All Global Monitoring Report 2016 – Education for People and Planet

The Education for All (EFA), Global Monitoring Report (GMR) 2016 was launched on 6th September 2016. The theme for this year’s report is “Education for People and Planet: Creating Sustainable Futures for All” aiming to achieve progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) under Goal 2, targeted universal primary school access by 2015 and the SDGs under Goal 4, target universal secondary schooling

Khadija Ladhani | September Wed 2016 | Images | 0 Comments

Marking Literacy Day

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared September 8th as International Literacy Day (ILD). This year marks the 50thanniversary of International Literacy Day, which is being celebrating under the theme, “Reading the Past, Writing the Future”. To commemorate this day, an international conference is being organised by UNESCO on the 8th and 9th of September at its headquarters in Paris, France. Literary prizes will be d

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Relationship Between Preferred Curricular and Extra-curricular Activities of Madrassa Students and their radical orientation

‘Highlights from FATA Statistical Report (2014-15) of Deeni Madaris’ is one of our most popular blogs posted on Pakistan Data Portal. It presented quantitative data on religious seminaries in FATA. This blog aims to cover the qualitative aspect of education being imparted in these religious seminaries by sharing summary findings of the study report | September Tue 2016 | Images | 0 Comments

An Overview of SSC Part-II Result of Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education

Our last week’s blog presented the data of students appearing in SSC-I Exam (2016) of Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education and their performance as reported in the FBISE’s Gazette. This blog aims to present the enrolment and performance trends of SSC-II candidates.

Stats of Candidates Appearing in the Exam

93,407 students appeared in the SSC-I exam of 2016. The candidates of SSC-II exams were comparatively lower than SSC-I candidates as 82,894

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An Overview of SSC Part-I Result of Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education

Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education announced the results of Secondary School Certificate Part I and Part II in the month of July. This blog attempts to appraise the students’ performance in SSC-I 2016 exam. Our next week’s blog will present review of SSC-II 2016 results. An analysis of SSC-I and SSC-II 2015 results was posted last year too on August 6, 2015.

Stats of A

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Budget 2016-17

The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been enhancing the portion of budget for education, health and reforms in policies to advance the service delivery and human development indicators for the past three years.

Education is the foundation for social development and the economic growth of a nation. Pakistan’s education system is usually divided into five levels: pre-primary & primary education, secondary, intermediate, higher secondary and university. The government of

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Highlights from the Report: Education Monitor – Assessment Systems in Pakistan

Assessment has become a ‘buzz’ word lately in education reform circles across the globe. This blog presents an impression of the advances made in the field of assessment over the last twenty years implemented by the federal and provincial governments, documented in the Society for the Advancement of Education’s (SAHE) report titled “Education Monitor – Assessment Systems in Pakistan: Considerations of Quality, Effectiveness and Use”.

National Educ

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Is Government allocation enough to educate our children?

The recently published report “Multidimensional Poverty in Pakistan” established a relationship between poverty and education. This report stated lack of education as the largest contributor to poverty with a 43% share in the multi-dimensional poverty index in Pakistan.

Since the 18th Amendment, education has been devolved to the provinces making provincial governments responsible for education related matters. Provincial governments have begun allocating around 20% of t

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In this blog, the report “Unequal Portions – Ending Malnutrition for Every Last Child” by Save the Children has been discussed. The report highlights the exclusion of children from progress on malnutrition due to their gender, ethnicity, regional disparity within countries, disability etc.

The countries where the stunting rate is high, also have a large number of children aged under five years. This leads to a high number of children as a whole who are stunted. In

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Federal Education Budget 2016-17

Government budget is a forecast by the government of its expenditures and revenues for a specific period of time. In national finance, the period covered by a budget is usually a year – financial or fiscal year (FY). This blog presents the budgetary all

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Pakistan’s Standings in the 2016 Global Nutrition Report

The Global Nutrition Report was produced by an Independent Expert Group (IEG) empowered by the Global Nutrition Report Stakeholder Group. It presents a better look at Pakistan’s successes and failures at meeting intergovernmental nutrition targets. This blog gives an overview of Pakistan’s relative standings in achieving the nutrition targets adopted by the World Health Assembly.


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Findings and Recommendations of AEPAM’s Research Studies

A number of studies conducted by Academy of Educational Planning and Management (AEPAM) during 2014-15 constitute findings and recommendations, which have been analysed in a report published in March 2016.This particular blog is an overview of the findings and recommendations of these studies. The studies include:

1: Implementation Status of National Education Po

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Privatised Education in Pakistan and the Right to Education: A Right Out of Reach?

Pakistan Coalition of Education, in collaboration with other development organisations, submitted a report titled ‘Privatised Education in Pakistan and the Right to Education: A Right Out of Reach?’ to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Children at its 72nd Session.

The report has targeted certain key issues for analysis regarding the role of private education in the light of the Constitu

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Highlights from Pakistan District Education Rankings Report, 2016

Alif Ailaan and SDPI jointly launched the fourth edition of Pakistan District Education Rankings on May 24, 2016. The report encapsulates the dismal state of education in the country and urges policy-makers to focus on this neglected sector.

The rankings are based on secondary data taken from National Education Management Information System (NEMIS) 2014-15, Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement (PSLM) Survey 2014-15, Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2015, Standard

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Privatisation of Schools in the Punjab

Amid the widely debated public argument whether the privatisation of Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) is beneficial for the country or not, the federal and the Punjab governments are surreptitiously heading towards the privatisation of primary schools in the first phase. It will be followed by privatization of higher level schools later on.

The initiatives of PSEs privatisation can be lauded or criticised on the basis of pure economic principles, however, it is problematic to suppor

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