Rural Education In Rural Development

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Section 1
Myths and Realities: Significance of Rural education for rural growth
Definition of Terms
a. Education System. The system of education includes all institutions that are involved in delivering formal education (public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, onsite or virtual instruction) and their faculties, students, physical infrastructure, resources and rules. In a broader definition the system also includes the institutions that are directly involved in financing, managing, operating or regulating such institutions (like government ministries and regulatory bodies, central testing organizations, textbook boards and accreditation boards). The rules and regulations that guide the individual and institutional interactions within
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It will also be focused on the so called Reforms in the education sector so for and their impact on the development of rural areas if any. Education is a means for economic mobility and a necessity for Pakistan which has a large young population. Rural development implies both the economic betterment of people as well as greater social transformation. The continuous growth of the Pakistani economy forces the Pakistan government to accelerate the process of developing all the branches of the Pakistani education system. As more than half of the population in Pakistan lives in villages, therefore the education system in rural area also plays a significant contribution in the growth of the…show more content…
The education system does not take into account the need and requirement of the target population therefore no consideration as yet has been given to inclusion of agriculture and other technical subjects like carpentry, pottery to impart knowledge and skill to the rural youth regarding the farming agriculture and the cottage industry.
10. The educational system of the country is based on different mediums of instruction which separates the students in three segments. Mostly private schools are English medium while the government schools are Urdu medium. The third segment being the students of Madrassa schools who are being imparted the religious education primarily.
11. Gender gap: Major factors that hinder enrolment rates of girls include poverty, cultural constraints, illiteracy of parents and parental concerns about safety and mobility of their daughters. Society’s emphasis on girl’s modesty, protection and early marriages may limit family’s willingness to send them to school. Enrolment of rural girls is 45% lower than that of urban girls; while for boys the difference is 10% only, showing that gender gap is an important

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