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Universities in AJ & K

Education is a top priority of Kashmiri people. The literacy rate of the region is 78%, which is higher than any other part of the country. The government is also putting in a lot of efforts for further up lift of the education in the area. Just recently the President of Pakistan inaugurated five middle schools in AJK's Neelum and Jhelum valleys. And the Kashmiri government is also trying to promote their culture and history through education and has made Kashmiri Studies compulsory in all schools. The number universities in Kashmir is very limited but they are sufficient to meet the need of the area.

There are total 6(approx) officially recognized/accredited universities or other higher educational institutions in Azad Kashmir