As Pakistan continues to strive for universal basic primary education, it faces the related challenge of increasing access to learning opportunities at the secondary and tertiary levels. Other challenges include building capacity in the design and delivery of open and distance learning (ODL) and expanding the use of digital technology to enhance learning for university students. Pakistan is a regular contributor to COL’s budget.

School-age Population by Education Level1

28,170,873

 

19,508,716

Secondary

 

Tertiary

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Secondary Education
for the school year ending 20131

32.2%

 

44%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in Tertiary Education
for the school year ending 20131

9.7%

 

9.9%

Female

 

Male

 

 

Percentage of female teachers in 1

n/a

 

37.2%

Secondary(2012)

 

Tertiary (2012)

 

 

1. UNESCO Institutue for Statitics Data Centre, retrieved in May, 2015

 

Literacy rate (2012)1

42%

 

67%

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Female

 

Adult (15+) literacy rate
Male

 

 

Economic Activity (2010)1

23%

 

85%

Adult (15+) economic activity
Female

 

Adult (15+) economic activity
Male

 

 

Political Decision Making (2014)1

21%

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament

 

 

Life expectancy (2012)1

66

 

64

Female

 

Male

 

 

1. COL gender country profile April 2015 

 

3.5 70.1
Fixed-telephone subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-cellular subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
0.6 0.5
Fixed-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1 Mobile-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants1

 

 

 
14.1 10.9
Households with a computer (%)1 Individuals using the internet (%)1

 

 

1. International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT Eye Country profile, retrieved in April, 2015