90% of Pakistani Students Want Higher Education

90% of Pakistani Students Want Higher Education

90% of Pakistani students want to pursue higher education but where are the most people from? The first survey of its kind came out

A recent survey found that 9 out of 10 Pakistani students want to pursue higher education.


Pakistani students aspire to higher degrees

Pakistani students aspire to pursue higher degrees but are also declaring the university out of reach of the common man.

This was revealed in the first-of-its-kind Gallup survey of more than 1,000 interns across Pakistan.

When asked to pursue a higher degree after graduation, 9 out of 10 students, or 90%, expressed a desire to pursue a higher degree.

While 10% voted against it and asked not to register for higher degree.


What city is the student from?

The majority of 91% urban and 89% rural students expressed their desire to pursue higher degrees, while Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir had the highest number of aspirations among the provinces at 94% and 92% from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The survey found that 2 out of 5 students, or 42%, expect to have a master's degree.

While 1 out of every 3 or 32% are dreaming of getting a PhD degree.


Which degree is most in demand?

Sixteen per cent said they expected to get a bachelor's degree, two per cent a medical degree and two per cent a law degree, while one per cent said they would get two bachelor's degrees and four per cent other degrees.

After which Gallup Pakistan asked the students about the accessibility of universities to the common man, in response to which 83% said that the universities are beyond the reach of the common man due to expensive fees, while 17% said that they are within the reach of the common man.


According to Gallup Pakistan, the rate of students saying that they do not have access to universities due to inflation was higher in all the provinces but in Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir it was 87% and in Punjab it was 84%.


What percentage of students cannot pay the fees?

Who should pay the university fees on this question? So 22% of the students surveyed looked to the federal government, 19% to the provincial governments, while one in five students, or 19%, asked students and their families to pay university fees.

In the survey, 39 per cent wanted a federal or provincial government or a combination of different institutions to pay fees, while only one per cent asked private institutions to pay university fees.

On the question of the value of universities, 51% rated it as the best, 38% rated it as good, 10% rated it as appropriate and 1% rated it as bad.


Pakistani education system compared to the world

On the question of the quality of Pakistan's education system compared to the rest of the world, 35% rated it as average, while 29% rated it above the global average and 15% rated it below the global average.

15% of students called it one of the best in the world and 5% called it the best education system in the country.