ISLAMABAD: More than 50 per cent of middle and primary schools buildings in the capital are not satisfactory as Islamabad Capital Territory witnessed an alarming nosedive from second position to 29th in the countrywide education ranking.
The report adds that this is largely due to a drastic reduction in the proportion of schools with buildings which are considered to be in satisfactory condition, from 84 per cent in 2014 to 49.74 percent in 2015.
According to Alif Ailaan Pakistan Districts Education Rankings 2015, launched at a local hotel on Thursday, the capital has maintained top position in all districts of the country in overall score, while in terms of specific components, it has fallen. The report covers all 148 districts, agencies and frontier regions of the country based on government reports.
Similarly, ICT’s performance on learning score (literacy rates and students test scores) was only 58.8 per cent. A huge setback was seen in middle school rankings, where the capital dropped from fifth to 24th.
In primary education scores, the capital stands at fifth position after Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Lahore, Haripur, respectively.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 8th, 2015.