EDUCATION IN GILGITBALTISTAN

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EDUCATION IN GILGITBALTISTAN

 

 

GILGITBALTISTAN IS NOW THE FIFTH PROVINCE OF PAKISTAN. IT IS THE SMALLEST PROVINCE OF THE COUNTRY AND LEAST DEVELOPED PROVINCE AS WELL. THIS AREA IS COVERED WITH HIGH MOUNTAINS LIKE K-2 WHICH THE SECOND HIGHEST PEAK IN THE WORLD. WEATHER IS SO COLD FOR NEARLY HALF OF THE YEAR. MOUNTAINS HERE ARE USUALLY COVERED WITH SNOW ROUND THE YEAR. WINTER SEASON HERE IS VERY TOUGH. PEOPLE USUALLY MIGRATED FROM COLD AREA TO LESS COLD. BESIDES, ITS GEOGRAPHY A LARGE COMMUNITY IS LIVING IN THIS REGION. NOW A DAYS, IT HAS NUMBER OF COLLEGES IN GILGIT AND SAKARDU AND ALSO A COUPLE OF UNIVERSITIES. THERE IS HOPE IN 2018 FROM NEW GOVT. OF MR. IMRAN KHAN, PRIME MINISTER OF PAKISTAN TO PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TOWARDS THE EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THIS REGION.

WITH THE EMERGENCE OF PRIVATE SECTOR SCHOOLS AND FOUNDATIONS THE EDUCATION IN THIS REGION HAS BEEN DRAMATICALLY CHANGED. NOW IN RECENT REPORTS ITS LITERACY RATE IS SHOWING 65% WHICH MORE THAN OTHER PROVINCES OF PAKISTAN. ALTHOUGH THIS PROVINCE IS SMALLER IN AREA BUT IS SUPERIOR IN EDUCATION.

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