Education is not only a key driver of economic growth due to its varied linkages with employability, productivity, environment, health and human resource development but a globally recognized human right.

Poverty nowadays is measured more comprehensively using the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), which looks at overlapping deprivations in health, education and standard of living. Hence, equitable development of education has striking impacts on strategies geared towards poverty reduction and social and economic development.

Management of Educational System in the Province require valid and reliable information. The data required for planning and monitoring the performance of Educational Institutions require more than the number of schools, colleges, students and teachers.

The data with regard to this sector primarily come as secondary source from Elementary & Secondary Education Department, Directorate of Higher Education, and Directorate of Technical Education & Manpower Training.

The statistics cover 41 indicators with focus on the following:

  • Number, Enrolment and Teaching Staff segregated by gender and level.
  • Participation Rate by gender and level.
  • Literacy Rate by gender and level.