Christian missionary schools have always played a major role in education Pakistanis throughout the country’s history. At independence in 1947 missionary schools were the primary source of education in the country.
By 1965 government run schools started to overtake missionary schools as the main source of education. Missionary schools were nationalized and priority was given to muslim students.
Christians were left hanging and without a voice!
Recent statistics provided suggest that Pakistani Christians are the least educated Pakistanis:
- 6% have a primary education
- 14% have a high school education
- 1% have a college education
- 0.5% have a professional education
The situation is even worse for Christians, especially youth who represent just 1% of the entire Pakistan population, who are not given equal opportunities for either education or employment.