International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Unveiling the Veiled Facts: A Survey on Literacy Situation in Pakistan
Muhammad Shakir, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Aslam Adeeb, Adul Hameed Lone, Jam Muhammad Zafar

Literacy is at the heart of the world development and human rights because it is good for the individual, the economic well-being, society, political stability and for community. The title of the study was “Unveiling the Veiled Facts: A survey on literacy situation in Pakistan” The main focus of research study was to get reliable estimate of literates through household survey among the population of  rural and urban areas of district Muzaffargarh; to find out the gaps between reported literacy and measured literacy so that to provide reliable literacy rates; to recommend a criteria for reporting reliable literacy rate in the country in the up coming census in Pakistan. The tool designed to carry out the study were two separate instruments were used. The subjects of the study were between 10-59 years population who have completed their primary education but not completed their elementary level of education were found 1812 persons in which 1187 person from 256 households. Just 104 were participated in tested. After data collection, coded data was analyzed. Researcher used certain procedure like as sum of coded values, percentage distribution, and average. It was showed that tested literacy rates based on results obtained in tests measuring basic level of literacy 29.9%, middle level of literacy 17.9% and self-learning level of literacy 6.4% compared with reported literacy rates 38.5%. It was found that overestimation of literacy was 8.6% in district Muzaffargarh Pakistan.

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