Unesco says 6.5 million children out of school: Illiteracy on rise in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Nov 30: Experiencing a rise in its illiterate population, Pakistan ranks second among the countries of the world with highest number of out-of-school children.

These shocking revelations about Pakistan, which spends a little over 2 per cent of its GDP on education, were made in Unesco’s Education For All Global Monitoring Report 2007 launched here on Thursday.

However, Minister of State for Education Anisa Zeb Tahirkhaili, who was the chief guest at the launch ceremony, said she was hopeful about the situation despite Unesco’s scepticism.

Continue reading on: Dawn

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