EMPIRICAL DETERMINATIONS OF FEMALE ENROLMENT TRENDS IN EDUCATION SECTOR OF PAKISTAN

Erum Khushnood Zahid Shaikh, Dr. Abida Taherani, Dr. Parveen Shah, Ghazala Umer Baghal

Abstract


Education is a basic human right (United Nations, 2010). Education is a major source of creating and developing variety of productive capacities and expertise among human beings. Females’ access at all levels of education makes them efficient and effective in their personal and professional roles and enables them to contribute in the economic and non-economic development of their societies and nation’s. Country Pakistan is a less developed country of the world, were female seldom have access to their basic rights including education. To uplift the unstable economy of the country, Government of Pakistan focused to provide education to all, up to higher education level. Since last 64 years of independence, Government of Pakistan took various education policies, planes and schemes to enhance accessibility of education with special focus on female but females’ education status remain unsatisfactory. Therefore, this research paper is focused to presents the current scenario of female education in Pakistan and to examine the growth in female education at various education stages, during past 20 years in Pakistan. This research study also identifies the causes and socio-economic obstacles which makes female deprive to get education in this modern era.

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