Federal Government struggles to upgrade schools

Federal Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), being a modern and urban area, is believed to have residents from all across Pakistan, making one of the most diverse and rich-culture city. With a population of 1.43million, 37% (0.53million) of the residents are of school going age.

ICT, literacy and School Administration

Islamabad has the highest literacy rate of the country at 88%.

The School and college education in the ICT region lies in the domain of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) of the Federal government. Since then and before, Education has been a priority of the ICT government.

In lieu with the post-18th constitutional amendment, CADD has been charged with the responsibility of providing services in the ICT that otherwise were provincial subjects. ICT is managing a total of 422 public institutions. Likewise ICT has to manage educational budget itself.

Budget & Spending on Education

Pakistan has favored the increase in educational budget to almost 150% in last five years. Out of a total of 8% educational budget of Pakistan, ICT gets 1/4th of it. This is quite a lot in terms of money versus children.

Although the educational budget increased, the share of ICT’s budget remained almost same over 5years. The utilization remained positive as 9 out of 10 portions were utilized.

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About Aasia Niazi 6 Articles
Aasia Niazi is an ICT professional working with Development sector as IT and Knowledge Management expert. She has completed her education from Pakistan as well as holds a Masters degree from Sweden. Currently she is working with development sector as Data Manager, on a UNHCR funded project. Being a part time blogger and social media manager, she thinks this program will polish her skills to produce better data stories and blog posts.

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