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KPK Achieves Highest Literacy Growth Rate Among All Provinces

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The highest leading rate of literacy growth in all provinces is in KPK. Except for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (52.4 percent to 55.1 percent), and Balochistan (53.9 percent to 54.5 percent), the literacy rate has increased in all provinces.

Overall, 55.7 million registrations were collected, up from 53.1 million in 2018-19, representing a 4.9 percent increase.

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In the meantime, it is expected to rise by 58.5 million in 2020–21. The number of institutions was also raised to 277.5 thousand, up from 271.8 thousand in 2018-19 to 277.5 thousand in 2019-20.

However, the number of institutions is expected to increase by 283.7 thousand in 2020–21.

Meanwhile, the government allocated Rs 42.450 billion to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) in FY2022 for the development of approximately 168 projects (128 existing and 40 newly created projects) at public sector universities and HEIs.

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Moreover, the PSDP for FY2022 was extensively dropped to Rs. 32.338 billion by the government. In the fiscal year 2022 (July-April), Rs 24.242 billion (approximately 62 percent of the money spent) was released to HEC/Public Sector Universities/HEIs to cover current project expenses.    

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