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Published Date: Aug 22, 2017

SDPI Press Release (August 22,2017)

AJK/Punjab top District Education Ranking Released by SDPI
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan District Education Rankings 2017, a report launched j by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) here on Tuesday, ranked Mirpur, Kotli and Bhimber, three districts of AJK  on top, Shaikhupura District of Punjab on 4th  whereas Qila Abdullah, Sujwal, and Orakzai Agency  at the bottom.
The report ‘The Pakistan @ 70; District Education Rankings’, which is the annual iteration for tracking progress and performance of various regions of Pakistan aims to help understand the state of education in Pakistan and call attention to the evidence of a deep and persistent national crisis.
The report revealed a striking contrast that AJK has been at the bottom in infrastructure with a total score of 28.4 whereas Punjab has been on top with 92.8. The trend in Trends in Middle Schools
District Education Ranking reflected that Punjab was dominating at the top positions. Whereas Haripur from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Quetta from Balochistan occupy 9th & 14th position respectively and districts from KP & FATA were holding the bottom five positions.
Likewise, the trends in middle school have shown that Punjab is dominating again in middle school infrastructure ranking but Nagar, a new district of GB has been on the top with full score of 100. Balochistan and AJK is again sharing bottom ranks.
While speaking on the occasion, Dr, Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director SDPI, said that the purpose of this evidence based research was to identify the areas that were hampering the quality and access to education as well as the factors that were leading towards the improvement.
He said that we need explore the factors that behind children leaving the schools, particularly after completing education as middle school level. He said that these efforts were aimed at providing insight and directions to policy makers. Besides, the report and the facts it has presented could benefit our political parties that at present would have been in the process of developing their party manifestos, especially around education policies, he said.
Dr. Suleri added further that  the two most important indicators that need attention were retention on and improvement in gender parity index  to meet Vision 2025 and SDGs, he concluded.
Shafqat Munir, senior Policy Advisor SDPI, informed the audience that the purpose of this research was to present the existing state of infrastructure and access to education for the children across Pakistan. However, the responsibility of improving these indicators lied with the respective governments as the present state of affairs in the education sector was demanding more budgetary allocations in this important sector.
Junaid Zahid earlier presented district and province wise details of learning and infrastructure and said that despite of challenges like data gap that was existed at various level, SDPI has been able to compile the report with utmost authenticity.