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Education and Rural Areas in Pakistan

Education and Rural Areas in Pakistan
Education and Rural Areas in Pakistan

Rural areas are known for their low literacy rates and lack of education in finances especially in provinces like KP and Baluchistan where the literacy rate is low. This is mainly due to a low amount of people reside in cities and most of them living in sparsely populated regions where providing proper education is not acceptable.

Moreover, the parents of most of these children are not educated themselves therefore, they do not feel the need for an education as the children are raised to be taught the same things their parents taught and join the same line of profession whether it be farming or herding.

This has led to a major negative impact on students who wish to pursue an education as most are discouraged from doing so. Children are forced into labor from an early age in rural areas and are these exempted from the education system even if it free.

Governments are unable to pay adequate subsidies to the parents of these children so most welfare organizations take them in feed them and educate them as they run away from their parents in the pursuit of a better life. However, this model is not sustainable and has many flaws as no NGO can take in every child they see.

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Rural areas simply are not sustainable enough for the government to consider opening schools there. There is no guarantee that the people there will actually send their children to said schools which creates a lot of negatives impact for investors in this region.

However, this does not mean that all hope is lost. The government needs to create proper awareness drives for the importance of education and how it can better their children’s lives even if they wish to join the same line of profession whether it be farming or herding as it creates a more critically thought youth and people who have a larger amount of confidence with proper linguistic skills. Rural areas are considered as one of the most underdeveloped in Pakistan however it is our duty as a nation to ensure that the youth there have access to a proper future through the means of education.