Universities and Colleges in Pakistan
In October 2013, the Higher Education Commission recognised 151 degree-awarding institutions, 84 in the public sector. Allama Iqbal Open University was established in 1974, the first open university in Asia. Fatima Jinnah Women’s University, Rawalpindi, opened in 1998 and was Pakistan’s first university exclusively for women. The female-male ratio for gross enrolment in tertiary education is 1:1 (2012). Literacy among people aged 15-24 is 70.8 per cent (2011). There is an extensive literacy programme.
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