Education in Pakistan is overseen by the Ministry of Education of the Government of Pakistan as well as the provincial governments, whereas the federal government mostly assists in curriculum development, accreditation and in the financing of research and development.
Article 25-A of Constitution of Pakistan obligates the state to provide free and compulsory quality education to children of the age group 5 to 16 years.
(Nelson Mandela) The word "Education" has been derived from the Latin term "Educatum" which means the act of teaching or training.
A group of educationists say that it has come from another Latin word "Educare" which means "to bring up" or "to raise".
Despite these statistics, Pakistan still has one of the highest illiteracy rates in the world and the second largest out of school population (5.4 million children) after Nigeria.
The literacy rate for age 10 years and above in Pakistan, according to World Bank, is 55 percent (67 % for males and 42% Females).
The National Education Policy (1998-2010) was developed previous to Dakar.
It has a clear cut vision and direction to support the education department.
Article 26 of the UNs ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ reads: “Everyone have the right to education”.
It is the second objective in UNs Millennium Development Goals (UNMDGs) which requires education for all (EFA) by year 2015.