Punjab ahead of all provinces in primary education: Alif Ailaan

Research indicates Punjab with the highest number of higher secondary school students

News Desk July 05, 2018

Alif Ailaan, a prominent non-profit organisation working in the field of education, has conducted a survey which has put Punjab on top regarding primary education.

BBC has mentioned the report on its website, which states that there was a significant improvement in primary school admissions and the quality of primary education.

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According to the report, there has been a rise in the number of students in primary, secondary and higher secondary schools which is very positive for the country.

If this trend is noted, then an increase of 7.7 per cent in primary school enrolment, 13 per cent in secondary education and 5.26 per cent in higher secondary was recorded.

The number of students in higher secondary schools rose from 87,218 in 2013 to 546,616 in 2016-2017.

The report sketches a comparison of all provinces, which shows that Punjab has displayed the biggest rise in the number of students in public higher secondary schools.

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The report got a lot of attention in international media because all provinces initiated reforms to improve the overall number of students but the result was seen mostly in Punjab four years ago.

This report is an indicator that Punjab has reformed its schools and brought more children into the education system. The Economist also reported earlier that the education reforms witnessed in Punjab were some of the fastest in the region.


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