International Education Day: Pakistan vows to raise literacy rate

Government of PakistanInternational Education Day: Pakistan vows to raise literacy rate

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: As the world is observing International Education Day on Tuesday, President Dr. Arif Alvi has reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to raise the literacy rate in compliance with the 2030 Agenda of Sustainable Development by providing school access to all children and improving the education system by providing marketable skills to youth and enabling them to earn a respectable livelihood with modern technology.

In his message on International Education Day, the president said that education is an important factor in human progress and the basic right of every citizen of Pakistan. It is considered to be closely related to the economic and social development of a country. Without substantial investment in human resources, no country can achieve sustainable economic development.


The president said that the literacy rate is an important indicator to measure the level of education. Its consolidation has a profound impact on other important indicators of prosperity.

Dr. Arif Alvi said that education in a broader sense improves the capabilities of individuals and the capacity of institutions and becomes a catalyst for the closely interrelated economic, social, cultural, and demographic changes and national development.

The president said that education is a powerful driver of development, and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty and improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability. It delivers large, consistent returns in terms of income, and is the most important factor to ensure equality and inclusion.

President Arif Alvi said that for individuals, education promotes employment, earnings, health, and poverty reduction while for societies, it drives long-term economic growth, spurs innovation, strengthens institutions, and fosters social cohesion.

The president said that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah envisioned the education system of Pakistan as the driving force behind all the national goals.

In addition, he said that in the first National Education Conference held in Karachi, it was decided that the education system would work according to the national aspirations of Pakistan and it would be truly related to the needs of the people of Pakistan.

The president said that presently, the younger generation is uncertain about their future and many of them are leaving Pakistan for a brighter and more prosperous future in developed countries.

“We need to impart them with marketable education and provide them equal opportunities to excel in their career,” the president said.

“We should also focus on the enrolment of out-of-school children,” he added.

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