HRC Summary - Pakistan 2e cycle

Education is dealt with in several points of the summary by the High Commissionner for Human Rights.

67. La HRCP (1) 67. HRCP and JS7 (2) noted the Government did not make the required financial commitment to realise this right and was unlikely to meet the MDG on universal primary education by 2015. JS6 (3), JS11 (4), JS14 (5), noted that although the Constitution provides free and compulsory education to all children aged 5-16, low investment has resulted in poor education and low literacy (just over 50%). 

68. JS6 (6) stated that schools are in poor condition and poorly equipped and noted that whilst the tuition fees in government schools may be low, the monetary cost of purchasing books and school uniforms prevent access to education among the poorer families.

69. JS14 (7) noted the curricula for schools and colleges are loaded with so-called religious material laden with biases and recommended removing material instigating discrimination and hatred towards religious minorities.

70. JS9 (8) recommended the Government take serious measures to ensure equal access to education, including for children from the Scheduled Caste community.

76. CSW (9) CSW recommended Pakistan accelerate and prioritise the reform of the national school curriculum to eliminate discriminatory teaching materials and practice. 149

80. JS14 (10) recommended incorporating human rights education in the curriculum of educational institutions, and that the security of women and children living in IDP camps be ensured. 

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(1) HRCP Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, Pakistan

(2) JS7 Joint submission (5) of Justitia et Pax and 10 Pakistani CSOs;

(3) JS6 Joint submission (JS6) of Marist International Solidarity Foundation (FMSI), Franciscans International (FI), Dominicans for Justice and Peace: Order of Preachers, VIVAT International;

(4) JS11 Joint submission (JS11) of the Child Rights Movement (CRM);

(5) JS14 Joint Submission (JS14) of South Asia Partnership-Pakistan, National Commission for Justice and Peace, Aurat Foundation -War against Rape - SUNGI, Muthida Labor Federation, Centre for Human Rights Education, WISE (Women in Struggle for Empowerment), PODA-Pakistan;

(6) JS6 Joint submission

(7) JS14 Joint Submission

(8) JS9 Joint submission (JS9) of the International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN) and the Pakistan Dalit Solidarity Network (PDSN);

(9) CSW Christian Solidarity Worldwide, New Malden, United Kingdom;

(10) JS14 Joint Submission