Najam in Express Tribune: Pakistan’s School Enrollment

Dean Adil Najam, Boston Univesity, Pardee School, Islamic Science

Adil Najam, Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, discussed school enrollment trends in Pakistan during a recent talk at the Information Technology University (ITU).

Najam’s talk was quoted in an April 30, 2016 article in the Express Tribune entitled “At Current Rate, It Will Take Till 2076 to Attain Full Enrollment.”

From the text of the article:

Najam said the country was going through a youth bulge. “64 per cent of our population is under the age of 30. Pakistan has the second youngest population in the region. Policy makers are particularly interested in the demographic in the 15-29 year age bracket,” he said.

He said without any policy-level intervention the number of young people would be more than the preceding year every year from now till around 2055 and 2060.

You can read the full article here.

Adil Najam is the inaugural Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. Earlier, Najam served as Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Lahore, Pakistan and as the Director of the Boston University Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. In addition to Boston University, Prof. Najam has taught at MIT and at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.