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Education emergency

1 February 2021

Recently, on the International Day of Education, UN Secretary General António Guterres commended students and teachers for their resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic, which has disrupted education and learning for countless students around the world. On 27 January, the Aga Khan University’s Institute for Educational Development conducted an online discussion on out-of-school children in Pakistan, looking into some of the reasons why 44% of all Pakistani children between the ages of 5 and 16 has never stepped foot inside a classroom, or has dropped out before completing their studies.