Micro-Supply Capacity Assessment and Quality of Education for the Public Sector Schools in Punjab (Pakistan)

This paper already has been presented at the 2nd International Conference on Research and Practices in Education, 2017 at Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan from February 24-25, 2017

25 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2018

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Abdul Hameed

Innovative Development Strategies (Pvt.) Ltd. (IDS)

Ihtsham ul Haq Padda

Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology

Muhammad Arshad Dahar

Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS)

Date Written: February 24, 2017

Abstract

Education is an essential input for economic development and is one of the basic human rights. Basically, education provides and contributes to the quality of human assets to achieve all development goals, such as poverty reduction, gender empowerment, improving human capital, and enhances socioeconomic benefits. However, unfortunately, education is the one of the deprived sector and its targets have not been achieved in Pakistan in the past decades. This paper contributes to understanding the micro-supply capacity assessment for the public sector schools of Punjab, using annual school census 2014 and monthly schools reports. It adopts the micro-supply capacity assessment method prepared by the World Bank consulting firm GEDESO (2014). The study shows that 45 percent schools in Punjab are deficient with respect to infrastructure and faculty. Out of 45 percent deficient schools 69 percent are primary schools. Overall, more than 50 percent students are enrolled in the deficient schools. To enroll the 3.2 million school-age children and enhance the quality of education, the government of Punjab should focus on the development of infrastructure and minimizing of lack of faculty, especially in the primary schools.

Keywords: Educational Planning, Micro-supply Capacity Assessment, Quality Education

JEL Classification: I21, I24, I29, R10

Suggested Citation

Hameed, Abdul and Padda, Ihtsham ul Haq and Dahar, Muhammad Arshad, Micro-Supply Capacity Assessment and Quality of Education for the Public Sector Schools in Punjab (Pakistan) (February 24, 2017). This paper already has been presented at the 2nd International Conference on Research and Practices in Education, 2017 at Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan from February 24-25, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3149124 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3149124

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Muhammad Arshad Dahar

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Rawalpindi, 44000
Pakistan

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