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letter: Literacy rate in Balochistan

The right to education is denied to countless children in Pakistan, however, the state of literacy, mainly, of females, is dismal in Balochistan with as much 70 percent girl dropped out of school. According to a recent report, literacy rate was stagnant at 44 per cent in Balochistan.

Poverty, unemployment and law and order situation are some reasons behind educational backwardness and low literacy rate. The increasing fee of privately-run schools also contributes to low literacy rate in the province. There is also a need to boost the capacity of teachers to improve the quality of education for which budget should be increased as well.
Adnan Dost
Kech, Turbat.

Published in The Balochistan Point on December 29, 2016

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