NGO’s in Pakistan is supporting the deficiencies which need to be fulfilled by the established system of academia. Education is the utmost primary requirement to strengthen any nation’s development.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education” Martin Luther King, Jr.
At this point, the enrolment statistics show an increase in the enrolment of students of the age of 3-16 year while dropout rate decreased. Punjab is leading province wise in net primary enrolment rate with 62% enrolment. The enrolment rate in Sindh province is 52%, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) 54% and primary enrolment rate in Baluchistan is 45%.
Education system limitations in Pakistan
The main problem in the education system is limited budgeting in which the stats show that Pakistan spends 2.4% GDP on education. In this scenario two corners should be intact with focus improvement, first of all counseling of parents is required, so that they can choose a career for their child which is according to their child’s interest. Secondly, scholarships for Pakistani students must be circulated so that talented students should not be neglected due to financial reasons.
Allocation of Resources and academia Facilitation
In regards to the contribution in an education system, International NGOs in Pakistan is playing a vital role in facilitating students with their primary level education. These charity organizations goals focus on early childhood care and education including pre-schooling, universal primary education and secondary education to youth, adult literacy with gender parity and quality of education as crosscutting thematic and program priorities.
Improvements in Primary Education Level
According to analysts, the education system of Pakistan is comprised of 260,903 institutions and is facilitating 41,018,384 students with the help of 1,535,461 teachers. The system includes 180,846 public institutions and 80,057 private institutions. Hence 31% educational institutes are run by the private sector while 69% are public institutes. NGOs in Pakistan is increasing public education and skills generation from 2.7% of GDP to 5% by 2010 and 7% by 2015.
Currently, the primary gross enrolment rate stands at 85.9% while Pakistan requires increasing it up to 100% by 2015-16 to fulfill goals. Of the estimated total primary school going 21.4 million children of ages 5-9 years, 68.5% are enrolled in schools, of which 8.2 million or 56% are boys and 6.5 million or 44% are girls. Economic Survey of Pakistan confirms that during the year 2013-14 literacy remained much higher in urban areas than in rural areas and higher among males and this increase in literacy rate is made possible with the contribution of nonprofit organizations in Pakistan as they are awarding scholarships to deserving students.