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Gender Disparity in Primary and Secondary School Attendance Ratio In Chakwal and Vehari

Partner: Plan Pakistan

Year: 2010

Locale: Chakwal and Vehari

Team Member: gulbaz Ali Khan


The literacy rate in Pakistan is extremely low, only 60 percent of all school going children aged (5-14) attend primary school. The ratio of girls enrolled in primary education is much lower than boys. Only 56 girls for every 100 boys attend primary school. This situation becomes worse at the middle and secondary tiers of schooling. An increase in dropout rates and a decrease in enrolment rates becomes prevalent especially in the case of girls. Limited access to schools, the traditional view of girls as purely home bodies and security concerns are considered as factors that have an adverse effect on their education

To find out the exact reasons associated with non-enrolment and drop-out rates of girls at primary, middle and secondary levels of schooling, Plan Pakistan has initiated a study in consultation with the SDPI. Outcomes of the study will be used by Plan Pakistan to develop its programme to address the root causes of the issue, and for developing a stronger campaign on girl’s education and protection and to link it with the Plan international campaign “Because I Am a Girl (BIAAG)”. The study will focus on Plan Pakistan’s operational areas such as District Chakwal and Vehari.

Literature review and desk reviews are underway and SDPI has organized some focus group discussions to finalize its preparation before primary data collection & its analysis.


For More Information, Contact the Following Person:

Dr. Giovanna Gioli , Talimand Khan