Proceedings of the International Conference on Future of Teaching and Education
Childhood education in Pakistan
Mukammil Shah Yousafzai
The core purpose of the paper to identify the key problems of early education in Pakistan. It’s also often referred to as preschool, pre-kindergarten, day care, nursery school or early education. No matter the name, each serves the same Pakistani children schools try to prepare young children for their transition into elementary school. 2 Problem at hand. It is mandated in the Constitution of Pakistan to provide free and compulsory education to all children between the ages of 5-16 years and enhance adult literacy. With the 18th constitutional amendment the concurrent list which comprised of 47 subjects was abolished and these subjects, including education, were transferred to federating units as a move towards provincial autonomy. The year 2015 is important in the context that it marks the deadline for the participants of Dakar declaration (Education For All [EFA] commitment) including Pakistan. Education related statistics coupled with Pakistan’s progress regarding education targets set in Vision 2030 and Pakistan’s lagging behind in achieving EFA targets and its Millennium Development Goals(MDGs) for education call for an analysis of the education system of Pakistan and to look into the issues and problems it is facing so that workable solutions could be recommended.