An Overview of Educational Policies of Pakistan (1947-2020)

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Zeeshan Ahmed et al.


Education is considered as a key to achieve socio-economic prosperity around the globe. The quality of education depends upon country’s educational policy. Countries with a better educational policies and a continued funding can better attain the socio-economic development with an ease. Whereas, countries like Pakistan, despite its several educational policies, is yet to achieve the milestone of socio-economic development. The reasons for such failure may be regarded to partial or complete catastrophe in policy implementation. Moreover, factors like political and bureaucratic reluctance, weaker economy, inconsistency in policy implementation, clash of political ideologies, wars, toppled regimes and above all corruption have been among the major factors of failure. For the attainment of economic and social prosperity, Pakistan needs to introduce a uniform policy along with qualified staff for inculcating the curriculum and either local or national language for more conceptual clarity. Moreover, the most important step is the allocation of funds required minimum 4% budget of GDP for education with serious attitude of bureaucracy, political will and consistency or else the vision of achieving social and economic uplift seems to remain a dream rather than a reality.

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