Right To Education

Right to education (RTE) has made a long journey since it’s inclusion as a principle of policy to its recognition as a fundamental human right in the Constitution of Pakistan as Article 25-A. Free & quality compulsory education for all is a crucial but unfulfilled promise for over 50% of 5-16 year old children in the country. Having the lowest spending on education in South Asia (UNESCO GEM Report 2017), Pakistan is currently ranked at 152 out of 189 countries in UN’s Human Development Index and stands at 148 out of 149 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index.

Charter of Demands

We, the citizens, call upon both the National and Provincial governments to;

2 - Undertake immediate measures to enroll 22.6 million out-of-school children in schools, with a priority to the 12.6 million out of school girls.

3 - Make amendment to Article 25-A of the Constitution to extend mandatory schooling to 12 years and ensure it’s implementation in letter and spirit.

4- Adopt appropriate framework to regulate Private Education System

5- Improve the quality of education in the public school system.

6- Move towards evidence-based and informed planning, policy and decision making with Right to Information as a core principle.

7- Ensure opportunities for citizen participation in the policy making process