Posted by: winslie | November 13, 2012

$2 per child. Thanks to brave Malala.

Literacy Map Pakistan

Literacy Map Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gordon Brown UN envoy for global education in Pakistan

Brown is visiting Pakistan to begin work on a plan to help the country get all of its out-of-school children into the classroom by 2015.

Education in Pakistan is under attack from armed groups opposed to secular schooling but also suffers from chronic underfunding – the country spends less than 2.5 per cent of GNP on education, according to UN children’s agency UNICEF.

The country’s official literacy rate is 58 per cent, with less than half of women able to read and write, yet in 2011-12 the government’s spending on defence was more than 10 times greater than education.

Brown said the international community was ready to support Pakistan, but the country must help itself by spending more on education.

“It’s not good enough to spend only two per cent of your national income on education when you’re wanting to be a successful education economy in the future,” he told the AFP news agency.

Full article in Al Jazeera title:

Pakistan marks ‘Malala Day’ with school aid
Programme provides stipends for three million poor children in honour of teenage activist wounded by Taliban.

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