STAFF REPORT LHR: A number of students reaching a professional university have increased from 2.2 per cent to 7.2 per cent while whereas the number of students to get enrolled in colleges has exceeded 11.8 per cent from 6.26 per cent during the last ten years.

“From 2002-03 to 2011-12 the rate of females to get admission in a professional university has reached 7.9 per cent whereas the enrollment rate of males is now 6.6 per cent during the last decade,” reveals a fresh report on the strength of students reaching the level of university in the country.

It said that in the past decade only 5.37 per cent males got enrolled in various colleges whereas on the contrary 17.4 per cent of them took admission in colleges in 2011-2012.In 2002-03 15 million students were enrolled in primary schools but only 0.331 million made it to professional universities just because a large number of students leave their education before getting into professional institutes of Pakistan.

The report also said that in the past decade 13.5 million students in the country did not continue their studies. Amongst them 5.5 million are females and approximately 8 million are males. Similarly, 16.8 million people didnt make it to high school of which 7.7 million are females whereas 9.1 million are males.

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