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Pakistani Youth Drop Out Of School At A Rate Of 76%: UNDP

At a nearby hotel on Wednesday, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Pakistan released its National Human Development Report (NHDR). Titled Unleashing the Potential of a Youth of Pakistan. According to the report, 76.9% of young people in Pakistan drop out of school. In search of a second opportunity at education due to financial difficulties.

Pakistan is one of the youngest nations in the world and the second youngest. In South Asia after Afghanistan, according to the NHDR report-2017. Which also reveals that the country has the largest youth generation in its history.

Through the lens of youth, the study seeks to comprehend Pakistan’s opportunities. And challenges for human development. Its main objective is to enhance the results of human development. Through the empowerment of youth, the resolution of underlying issues. And the suggestion of creative solutions to problems.

The Pakistan NHDR 2017 is essentially a report “by the youth, for the youth. Having reached out to nearly 130,000 people nationwide, 90% of whom were youth.

A report from Pakistan states that 29% of the country’s population is between the ages of 15. And 29 and 64% of the population is under 30. As a result, it offers the nation a rare window of opportunity that. Through funding meaningful engagements, high-quality education, and jobs, can largely support youth empowerment.

The report predicts that by 2050, Pakistan’s current median age of 22.5 years will likely. Hover around 31 years, after. Which the window of opportunity will begin to close permanently.

The study also shows that 41.6% of Pakistan’s labor force is made up of young people between the ages of 15 and 29. Furthermore, each year, nearly four million young people reach working age.

“To integrate this population into the labor market. The report suggests that Pakistan should create 0.9 million jobs annually. Or 4.5 million new jobs, over the next five years.

Index of Human Development (HDI)

The NHDR draws attention to the stark disparities. In the opportunities and state of choice. That exist for Pakistani citizens residing in various cities and localities. With an HDI of 0.734, Azad Jammu and Kashmir is the second-highest city in the nation after Islamabad. While Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). Have the lowest HDI of 0.216 among the major cities.

Conversely, Balochistan has the lowest HDI (0.421) and Punjab has the highest HDI (0.732). Sindh and K-P, the other two provinces, perform somewhat better. And are classified as having a medium level of human development.

Concerning the district-wise distribution. The report indicates that six of the ten lowest. Performing districts are located in Sindh. And four are in Balochistan. Of the ten best performing districts, four are in K-P, three in Punjab, and two in Sindh.

Education Of Youth In Pakistan

According to a report that highlights the nation’s current net enrollment growth rate of 0.92%. It will take an additional 60 years to achieve the goal of having no children who are not in school.

It goes on to say that an astounding 9.45 million primary school students were predicted to be absent in 2015.

According to the report, “Pakistan must increase its net enrollment ratio to a yearly. Growth of 3.8 per cent in order to achieve this goal by 2030.”

According to the study, a sizeable portion of Pakistan’s population. Still lives in socioeconomic deprivation despite the country’s higher levels of educational attainment.

Young people vote

According to the report, which cites the National Youth Perception Survey. Only 24% of young people said they trusted politicians. That being said, roughly 90% of men and 55% of women declared their intention. To cast ballots in the general elections of 2018.

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