‘At current rate, it will take till 2076 to attain full enrolment’


‘At current rate, it will take till 2076 to attain full enrolment’
April 30, 2016

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If the country maintains current school enrollment trends, it will take it till 2076 to achieve full enrolment. Annual improvement in enrolment rate will need to be raised fourfold to attain the full enrolment target by 2030.

Boston University professor Adil Najam expressed these views in a talk at the Information Technology University (ITU) on Friday.

He said the observation was based on information gathered for the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report for the country. He said the report, a work in progress, was particularly focused on the status of the country’s youth.

Najam said education, employment and [policy] engagement were the three human development indicators studied in the report for the youth.

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Published in The Express Tribune, April 30th, 2016.