Higher Education in Balochistan: Status and Way Forward


  • Ajmal Khan Research Officer, Balochistan Think Thank Network (BTTN), Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.
  • Siraj Bashir Director Research, Balochistan Think Thank Network (BTTN), Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.
  • Pairman Bazai Research Officer, Balochistan Think Thank Network (BTTN), Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rehman Research Officer, Balochistan Think Thank Network (BTTN), Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan.




Higher Education, Status, Wayforward, Balochistan, Pakistan


Education plays a dominant and vital role in an individual's personal and professional growth. The growth and progress of a society without education is only wishful thinking. Globally, the education system has been divided into three phases that include primary, secondary, and post-secondary, also called tertiary or higher education (HE). HE is considered the last and highest stage of formal education. HE is a significant game-changer that enhances gainful employment opportunities and improves the country's value system, civic sense, and socio-economic uplift. The HE of Balochistan is still lagging and is not capable of bringing forth a way forward for the socio-economic development of the people of Balochistan. This study aims to address the problems and current status of HE in Balochistan and provide policy recommendations to sort out those issues. The methodology for conducting this study was based on a detailed survey of the universities. A questionnaire was circulated among the vice-chancellors of the universities and the former vice-chancellor of the University of Balochistan, as well as the former Chancellor and Governor of Balochistan, across the province. The study concluded that the universities are facing severe financial constraints in revenue generation; they may not fulfil the demands of the university.


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How to Cite

Khan, A., Bashir, S. ., Bazai, P. ., & Rehman, M. U. . (2023). Higher Education in Balochistan: Status and Way Forward. Journal of Social Sciences Review, 3(1), 68–85. https://doi.org/10.54183/jssr.v3i1.116