A report published by Gallup Pakistan Big Data Analysis series based on the Pakistan Social And Living Standards Measurement Survey 2018-2019 has revealed a wide educational gap in Pakistan’s provinces as well its rural and urban areas.

17% of Pakistani households (24.3 million) that have school-going children (5 to 17 years of age) report that no child attends school; 29 percent report that ‘some children from the household’ attend; 54% report that ‘all children attend school.’

Punjab has the highest number of households where all children attend school. In rural Punjab, 57 percent of households report that all children go to school while only 20 percent said the same in rural Balochistan. In urban Punjab the figure is as high as 75 percent while it is only 37 percent in Balochistan. 4 of the bottom 5 regions are in Balochistan: in Zhob, Sibbi, Kalat the lowest percentage of households report that all children go to school.

There is also an urban-rural education gap. Compared to rural households, 22% more urban households report that all children go to school. Major cities like Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, and Karachi have the highest percentage of households where all children are attending school.

The PSLM survey is conducted every two years by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.

From : pk.mashable.com

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