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March 17, 2016

Girls enrolment ratio at KP secondary schools is 7pc

Peshawar

March 17, 2016

PESHAWAR: Speakers at a workshop on Wednesday said that the current net enrolment ratio of girls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was 48 percent at primary level, declining to 16 percent at middle and 7 percent at the secondary level.

They noted with concern that the situation got worse at higher level where only three percent females between the age of 17 and 23 are enrolled in universities in the country.The one-day Scholarship Awareness Workshop was held at a private sector university here that was organized by Fulbright Alumni Association (FAA) - Peshawar chapter.

The FAA is a network of US exchange alumni, who are committed to making professional contribution in the social fabric of Pakistan, through community services, conferences, social and cultural events, mentoring youth in educational institutions and reaching out to inspire and recruit new exchange participants.

Vice President FAA, Dr. Bushra Rahim, was the guest speaker on the occasion. The workshop was attended by about 50 students and 10 faculty members. Dr Bushra Rahim highlighted the issue of gender inequalities in education in Pakistan, especially in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.  She added that the current net enrolment ratio of girls in KP was 48 percent at primary level, declining to 16 percent at middle and 7 percent at secondary level.

 

 

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