ENGLISH 5 HISTORY OF EDUCATIONAL POLICY MAKING AND PLANNING IN PAKISTAN
Keywords:Educational Policy, National Policy of Education, Five-year Plan, Quality of Education System, Inadequate resources.
The aim of this paper is to outline the concise history of educational polices with critical analysis of educational policy making in Pakistan from its commencement. The education system of Pakistan is found to be highly ineffective as compared to modern world. The main milestone in history of educational policies of Pakistan is National Education Conference conducted in 1947, the introduction of new education policy in 1970, five year based educational plans, education policy from 1972 to 1980, and national policy of education with implementation plan in 1979, new educational policy 1992 and national educational policy for period of1998 to 2010. In spite of explicit educational plan and policies the education sector of Pakistan has not developed so far. The main critical failure factor identified are lack of government will, ineffective monitoring, lack of resources, high corruption, poverty issues, ineffective bureaucratic structure and boom of private sector education. Therefore, the paper presented valuable recommendation to enhance the excellence and overall quality of entire educational system.