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Literacy and Educational Attainment Levels in Pakistan: 1951-1973

Naushin Mahmood
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Naushin Mahmood: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad.

The Pakistan Development Review, 1978, vol. 17, issue 3, 267-301

Abstract: The role of education as a necessary means of meeting the shortages of trained personnel and manpower requirements as well as a factor in increasing productivity and economic growth rates, is of fundamental importance to the developing countries [14, p.13], and has greatly reinforced the need for educational planning as an integral part of development plans [17, p.612]. Education is recognized as a factor of prime importance in the Fifth Five-Year Development Plan of Pakistan. While high priority has been assigned to primary education and vocational and technical training, qualitative improvement has also been emphasized for the secondary and higher levels of education [8, p.147]. Although proportion of literates has increased substantially during the past thirty years; Pakistan like other developing countries, still has predominantly illiterate popUlation.

Date: 1978
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