20 million children out of school in Pakistan

F.P. Report

KARACHI: The Sindh Education and Literacy Department and the Japan International Corporation Agency has reported that at least 20 million children are still out of school in Pakistan.

The report, which was released on World Literacy Day, said Sindh has six million out of school children. A total of 43% of children aged around 10 years are out of school in Sindh.

According to the report, 28% of these students in urban Sindh and 61% in rural Sindh are not going to school. The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund published a report last year which proposed that Pakistan had the world’s second-highest number of OOSC, with a projected 22.8 million children out of school.