Around 50 percent of students fail to continue education in Karachi

Around 50 percent of students fail to continue education in Karachi

Around 50 percent of students fail to continue education in Karachi

A vast number of Karachi students who passed their matriculation exams last year dropped out of school due to numerous reasons.

According to data released by the Sindh E-Centralized College Admission Program (SECCAP) and the Board of Secondary Education Karachi (BSEK), 48 percent of matriculation students could not continue their education in 2020 after passing the exams.

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This year, 190,766 students completed their matriculation exams. However, due to a lack of seats in public colleges, 91,173 people were refused admission to any colleges.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, BSEK published last year's results without conducting matric exams. As a result, the science group's passing rate stood at 99.8%, while the general group was 99.5 percent.

In 2019, 124,081 students completed their matriculation exams. Just 88,575 students were accepted into public schools, while 35,506 dropped out.

Just 91,453 of the 112,372 students who completed matric in 2018 were admitted into public colleges, while 20,919 were unable to pursue their studies.

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427,219 students completed their matric exams in the last three years. 279,621 students were admitted into numerous public colleges, while 147,598 dropped out. This indicates that 34.5 percent of students who completed matric refused to pursue their studies in the last three years.

According to the educationists, the decrease in public college enrollment in Karachi the main reason is poverty.

Other factors that lead to lower attendance include:

  • Child marriages.
  • Strict family constraints.
  • Low academic performance.
  • Taking technical and vocational classes.
  • College location.
  • Transportation.
  • Extra academic expenses.

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