The trend of girls’ education in Pakistan is increasing continuously. At the official level, there are no restrictions on girls’ education but Pakistani society in some areas was not ready for girls’ education. Some fogey minds people think girls education is a waste of time and money. Some think girls are inferior to boys and men are superior to women. Few people think girls are made only to bear children and served men. Some old minds and traditional people think girls’ education is a sign of western culture and will bring changes in their society. In traditional areas of Sindh and Baluchistan girls’ education is considered an attack on their culture, traditions and religion.
Islam about Girls’ Education
Islam is the religion of Muslims and it is the second-largest religion in the world. In Pakistan more than 95% of the population is Muslim and they follow Islam. Islam is the religion of peace and it sets its own rules for the life of man and society. Islam strictly allows girls to go to school or university and they are allowed to study. It is the religion of equality and there is no difference between men and women. Both are equal in rights and duties.
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said that getting an education is mandatory both for men and women. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself arranged the system of education for men and women both in his life.
The first revelation of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was about education. The initial five verses of Al-Alaq refer to the importance of education.
“Recite in the name of your Lord who created, created the man from a clot of blood. Recite and your Lord is most generous. Who taught by the pen, taught man that which he knew not.”
Girls’ Education rate in Pakistan
Over the last 10 years, the girls’ education rate in Pakistan has grown to be the highest in the schools, colleges and universities. In traditional areas, people also have known that according to the changing world girls’ education is also important for their families as well the prosperity of the country. Those countries are developed countries which focus on the education of girls.
We cannot ignore the fact that the development of girls’ education is very important. For our economy, for our society and for our individual life girls’ education is very important.
New Policies for Girls’ Education
In developing countries like Pakistan, there is a great need for girls’ education. In the rural areas of Pakistan, there is no access to education for girls. The girls’ education rate was very low in past decades, but now the girls’ education rate is increasing in Pakistan. The government of Pakistan has introduced a lot of policies to increase the girls’ education rate in Pakistan.
Importance of Girls’ Education
The importance of girls’ education in Pakistan is very clear nowadays. Education is the single greatest determinant of a person’s success in life, and for girls, education offers the best chance of escaping a life of poverty. The modern state of Pakistan was built on the principle of providing universal education for its citizens, regardless of gender.
Pakistan is a country with much to offer. From the beautiful beaches along the coast to the stunning mountains in the north, there is something for everyone. But one thing that sets the country apart is the rich culture and heritage. The second-largest Muslim country in the world, Pakistan is home to a rich history and has been at the centre of some of the most significant moments in modern world history. From the very beginning of Pakistan, girls had been allowed to go to school.
Problems in Girls’ education
One of the biggest problems in girls’ education in Pakistan is poverty. In rural areas, people are unable to send their children to school due to a lack of money. There are many other problems like:
- Lack of transport
- Lack of teachers
- Lack of educational institutions
- Lack of facilities for students to study at home
- False Religious perceptions
- Gender discrimination
- Poor education system
- Absence of female role models in society
- Physical disabilities
- Lack of sanitation facilities in schools
- Family Problems
- Early Marriage of girls
Talent in Pakistan
Pakistan is a country with a lot of young people. It is one of the fastest-growing nations in the world, with a population of almost 220 million. But it isn’t all about numbers. Pakistan is also a place with great potential and talented people. Pakistani girls are very good at math and science. The students of Pakistan study all over the world universities. There are a lot of talented girls growing day by day. A lot of girls work in different fields in Pakistan as well as abroad. Most Pakistani students go to universities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. The IQ level of Pakistani students is very high as compared to other countries.
Development and Progress
Girls’ education is important for the development of the country. To cure the economy of Pakistan, improve the society and to live a better life the education of girls is very important. Girls’ education is a great revolutionary step to bring changes in our society and to improve the economy and the society of Pakistan. The first step in the direction of girls’ education is the education for women.
Girls’ education is the backbone of our economy and without the education of girls, we cannot become a developed country. The education of girls is the main cause of the development and prosperity of the country. Just like boys’ education, girls’ education is also the cause of the prosperity of our nation. Girls’ education is important for the development of the country and it is the main cause of the prosperity of the country.
Girls’ Education in Urban and Rural Areas of Pakistan
In Pakistan girls’ education rate is very low in rural areas than in urban areas. In urban areas, every year girls’ education rate is growing and in rural areas, it is improving but very slow. Girls’ education is still considered taboo in some areas but in other areas, people are ready to educate their girls. In Sindh and Baluchistan girls’ education is improving very slowly.
Future of Girls’ Education
In Pakistan girls’ education is getting better day by day. Nowadays in Pakistan girls are getting a better education than boys. Pakistan has the highest girls’ education rate in the world. In Pakistan girls’ education has been given great importance. We expect in future the rate of girls’ education will increase at a very high rate. The government of Pakistan is giving facilities to girls for education by offering different scholarships like Ehsaas Scholarship Program is one of the best scholarships in Pakistan.