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20 Million Out-of-School-Children in Pakistan: Report

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20 Million Out-of-School-Children in Pakistan: Report of 20 million children are outside the school in Pakistan according to the reports jointly released by the Sindh Education & Literacy Department and Japan International Cooperation Agency.

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The report was issued on the account of World Literacy Day, reporting the largest number of children outside schools in Pakistan. The majority of out-of–school-children belong to Sindh which is six million. Other provinces have improved over time instead of Sindh where the situation is getting worse.

According to the recent report, about 43% of 10-year-old children while 45% of children aged 15 years are outside schools in Sindh province. 28 percent of children are from urban areas while 61 percent of children in rural areas are out of school.

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However, according to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) reported Pakistan to be second among the countries with the highest number of out-of-school-children (OOSC).

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