Gender Inequality In Education In Pakistan

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Gender inequality in education is one of the major flaws that Pakistani education entails that is a threat to development in Pakistan. It is universally believed that education is one of the basic rights of every human being. However, girls suffer exclusion and disadvantage in Pakistani education system. The illiteracy rate in Pakistan twice as high as for males and the number of educational institutions, private educational institutes and available education facilities are not equally provided (Khan 78). So such inequalities oppress women and they lose opportunities like less accessibility to education, become dependent on males socially and economically. Providing girls with an education could be advantageous in a number of ways. For instance, many economical and sociological theories speculate that women’s education empower women through contribution in a labor force (Benavot 17). As a result this increased labor force contributes to high level of GDP. Yet Pakistan is very unfortunate in educating women and comparatively lack basic female education. Due to inequality in education women’s of Pakistan suffer hence it can be inferred that without attaining gender equality the likelihood of acquiring development can be more challenging in Pakistan. In addition to it, educated women are more likely to take a lead in making informed choices in elections and their own personal matters as Muhammad Sabir a Pakistani economists, describes gender equality as majorly salient resource
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