The Education System of Pakistan depicts the quality of sensibility of the citizens and it helps to draw the ways towards several opportunities for development.
Pakistan is a Country with a literacy rate of 70% as per the latest statistical report of January 2020.
The better the education system will be, the greater are the chances for the literacy rate to grow.
Schools in Pakistan
Although there are a number of well-reputed and highly charging schools in Pakistan that have been delivering the quality of education over the years but a few always stand out from the rest.
There are more than 150 schools in Pakistan which are recognized under the Ministry of Education.
Not all of them fall up to the par in terms of the quality of education but they are at least putting their efforts in making Pakistan a literate Country at a hundred percent level.
Top 10 Schools
Among the number of recognized schools of Pakistan, we have gathered a list of top 10 schools of Pakistan serving in the field of education in terms of being accredited, licensed and/or chartered by the Education Ministry of Pakistan, offering at least two-year matriculation and/or at least one-year intermediate programs, and delivering courses predominantly in a traditional face-to-face, non-distance education format.
Check out the list and details of these schools below:
- Bai Virbaijee Soparivala Parsi School, Karachi
Founded by the Parsi community in 1859, Bai Virbaijee Soparivala is among the Country’s oldest centres for primary and secondary education.
Despite so many years after its establishment, the school has progressed technologically in a way that books have effectively been replaced by computer systems as means of teaching which is quite appreciable.
The school was originally established as Parsi Virbaiji Soparivala; however, it was renamed to Bai Virbaijee Soparivala in 1875 when the governor of Bombay (now Mumbai) H.E. Sir Robert Temple visited the school.
The current block was designed by the renowned Jewish architect Moses Somake and was completed in 1906.
This historic significance of this school makes it special in all aspects and in the way they have been revolutionizing the methods of providing education to the students.
This school holds significant alumni associations including Farooq Sattar, Ardeshir Cowasjee, and Waqar Zaka are graduates of BVS.
- Sadiq Public School, Bahawalpur
Sadiq Public School is another quite popular school constructed over an area of 451 acres which makes it the largest school in Asia.
It is dedicated towards teaching children from KG through A’Levels.
The school has been teaching over 600 female students after opening a girls boarding and school section in the year 2004.
Sadiq Public School was established with the help of then Ameer of Bahawalpur Sadeq Muhammad Khan V who allocated a sum of one million and nine hundred thousand for the construction of the school.
The Ameer also sold the land (some 2,050 acres,) on which the school is situated to the government at a very low price. A total of nine buildings were constructed and the foundation stone was laid by Sadeq Muhammad Khan V.
The regular classes at the school began in 1954.
Politicians such as Muhammad Mian Soomro (former President, Prime Minister, and Chairman of Senate of Pakistan) and sportsmen such as Waqar Younis (former captain Pakistan Cricket Team) are among its alumni.
- Convent of Jesus and Mary, Lahore
Convent of Jesus and Mary, Lahore is basically an all-girls school which was established in 1876.
The school is quite popular for its education systems as their students are known for scoring well in both Board and Cambridge examinations.
That’s the reason it is among the few top schools offering both the GCE O Level and Matriculation curriculum.
In order to focus on equality in education, the school opened the Thevenet Centre which is a school for special children.
Many of the Country’s most prominent women including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz and late human rights lawyer/social rights activist Asma Jahangir were educated here.
- Cadet College, Hasan Abdal
Cadet College, Hasan Abdal was established in 1954 which is considered one of the finest military schools all over Pakistan.
The institution has merely focused on educating high school students, many of whom score top positions in the Rawalpindi BISE.
Another credit with this school is that it is nationally recognized for its sports team and often sends students to play sports with its sister schools.
The alumni of this school include former Chief of Naval Staff Muhammad Zakaullah and former Chief of Air Staff Abbas Khattak.
- Lawrence College, Ghora Gali
Lawrence College (LC) was established in 1860 in the memory of Sir Henry Lawrence who served in the Bengal Artillery as a brigadier general and helped the British-Indian government in many other matters of concern such as revenue system, canal system, roads, and orphanages.
It is one of the few schools in Pakistan paying special attention to mental as well as physical development.
The school is popular for its sports activities with different schools and is well-known to be among the most skilled sports teams.
Moreover, the school reported an overall GPA of 5.93 (on a scale of 6), with students scoring 1000+ marks in SSC examinations.
It has educated many of Pakistan’s leading male politicians including former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
- Lahore Grammar School JT Boys, Lahore
Lahore Grammer School JT Boys has been in the good books for its exceptional education system over the years. As per the details, the school has done much better than even the top Aitchison College.
The school reported a total of 431 A*s and 647 As in 2017 May/June session results and is expected to do equally well this year.
In addition to its excellent academic record, LGS JT has always stood out in terms of co-curricular success at the national and international levels in recent years.
- Lahore Grammar School 55 Main, Lahore
Lahore Grammer School 55 Main was established in 1979 and is the first branch of the school.
This all-girls school has exceptionally performed well academically that even when compared to the top, and all-boys, Aitchison College, 55 Main girls stood ahead.
Apart from academic brilliance, the school has done exceptionally well in different external events and competitions.
The University admissions include Yale, Stanford, UPenn, Columbia, Oxford, and Cambridge and Hina Rabbani Khar, former Foreign Minister, is a proud alumni.
- Pakistan Air Force College, Sargodha
Pakistan Air Force College, Sargodha was established in 1951 and supervised by many renowned educationists.
It possesses more than a strict military environment.
The school is the most prominent in the Sargodha district and popular in the fields of academics and sports.
The students of this school have been holding several positions in F.SC as well as matriculation since 1993.
Their notable alumni include Air Chief Marshal Farooq Feroze Khan (also former Chief of Air Staff) and former Federal Minister for Education Ahsan Iqbal.
- Karachi Grammar School, Karachi
Karachi Grammer School is considered one of the extremely selective co-educational institutions which was established in 1847.
It is the oldest private school in Pakistan and the second oldest in South Asia.
As per the information, Karachi Grammer School has spread into three campuses and now teaches over 2,000 students.
The school is critically acclaimed for an exceptional number of O and A’Level distinctions every year and a debating team that has conquered competitions and events all around the world.
The alumni of this school include the late Benazir Bhutto, former prime minister of Pakistan and the country’s first elected female head of state, and Akbar Bugti, former governor of Balochistan.
- Aitchison College, Lahore
Aitchison College, Lahore has always held a standard which is incomparable. From the dreamy premises of the institution spread over 200 acres situated deep in the heart of Lahore to the outstanding quality of education, Aitchison College is all in all a world in itself.
It was established in 1886 and its prominent alumni include Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan.
Other notable alumni include ex-President Farooq Laghari and ex-Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamali.
Aitchison College is providing a combination of education, sports, and co-curricular activities.
It facilitates the students in an equestrian center, a hospital, numerous sports complexes, and boarding houses.