Poverty’s Impact on Education of Children in Pakistan

How Poverty is Affecting Education?Through education, one gains knowledge, abilities, and attitudes.Whether it be a traditional education or no , every child has the right to one. As a result, man, people, and nations all over the world acknowledge education as a cultural institution. This illustrates why it is man’s responsibility to educate both himself and his children’s. One of the factors that  prevents someone from succeeding in their academic endeavours is poverty. Due to the many different interpretations and complexities of the term, it is impossible to come up with a definition of poverty that is accepted worldwide. However, the definition of poverty is the condition of being poor.

In addition, a low calorie diet, no access to quality healthcare, a deficient educational system, a short lifespan, unemployment, and underemployment are all characteristics of a person living in poverty. In Pakistan, poverty is a significant risk factor-reducer. It will therefore be researched broadly, which denotes that it will be viewed from a variety of angles, it includes one country, state, and hometown. If a country has a very low economic standard, which automatically labels it is  underdeveloped, that country may be considered to be destitute on a global scale.

In Pakistan’s 260,903 educational institutions, 41,018,384 students are taught by 1,535,461 teachers. There are 180,846 governmental institutions and 80,057 public ones in the system. So, whereas 69% of educational institutions are run by the public sector, 31% of them are managed by the private sector. By taking part in international education and by implementing national education policies.Pakistan has pledged to advance education and literacy in the nation. Urban children frequently believe that they cannot learn until poverty is addressed, which is a common misconception. This is a cosy tale since it exonerates everyone for the poor quality of schooling. Anything can be attributed to poverty. Unfortunately, some people see this as putting the responsibility on the kids and their parents.

when the dicuss of “who’s fault in this” is discussed? What is the main issue, and what are the ways to  resolve it?” in place of “What exactly is the issue, and how can we resolve it? Let’s put an end to the blame game when qualified teachers who works  in a bad system are made to look bad, politicians hide, and people argue about the wrong topics. Simply believing that disadvantaged kids can’t learn paralyses them. Due to the fact that many government school teachers dislike going to the school,l, pupils who attend these schools do not obtain the education they are entitled to. As a result, children at government schools do not receive a quality education.

The involvement of the government is the only solution to this issue. It should take measures to track teachers’ attendance at classes. Nearly one-third of Pakistan’s children, according to the country’s economic census, are considered to be living in poverty. Poverty affects a student’s ability to grow their brain, create relationships with their peers, and finish their formal education. Recently, legislators from both parties have championed policies like more testing and performance-based evaluations for teachers and school districts, making education reform a hot topic. However, one of the problems that affects public schools the most is rarely brought up in discussions on education.

There are numerous educational difficulties in Pakistan. Even while may be we cannot  able to change the system but we can make an attempt to change ourselves. If we have the resources, we should attempt to educate at least one young person who is illiterate. We can cover the cost of tuition for students who go to public schools. Even while sitting and criticising the administration won’t change it, we can still get a lot done. Lack of education is the root cause of poverty. If you can’t put in the time and effort at work, you won’t have a job.

Despite the fact that the War on Poverty is more than 50 years old and has had very modest success, other initiatives may help to reduce poverty. Because of this, many people who hold  positions and  power are not concerned with the inadequate facilities of government schools. Every household member in Pakistan must work because the parents’ income is not sufficient for  supporting the family needs  due to the country’s escalating poverty. When a person is starving, how can they care about their children’s education? In this dangerous situation, the government must put good policies in place for the poor that would help them support their family’s education.

The government should provide educational assistance to the underprivileged since they are the majority and will be crucial to Pakistan’s future development. Nevertheless, the limitations mentioned above.Concluding this scenario we can say that this issue can be resolved if Secondary schools ought to offer technical instruction.

 The local government system supports the growth of literacy and education across the country. Financial rewards for youngsters may motivate parents to send them to school, hence reducing the dropout rate. Depending on necessity, the community would contribute money to education through the local government system.Corruption in the school system is one of the factors contributing to the low literacy rate in the nation. Education departments need a reliable monitoring system. Any system needs appropriate structures to work successfully. Legislation and organisational structure need to be created in order to prepare for the advancement of education in the nation.

Since the 18th amendment, the provinces have taken responsibility for education, thus they should enact laws and design educational initiatives to provide high-quality education.

It is really concerning how many educated men and women are unemployed in Pakistan. Students should receive career advice in the classroom so they may better understand the job market and hone their skills in accordance with it.

Khizra Mushtaq
Khizra Mushtaq
I am Khizra Mushtaq student of Government and Public Policy at National Defense University Islamabad, Pakistan. The program has helped me to get a better overview of international and national affairs. I have keen interest in government and public policies, instance regulations, policy formulation and implementation with special context to Pakistan.