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Title: Balochistan Education Foundation: Quality Improvement Measures in Our Programs Balochistan Education


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Balochistan Education Foundation Quality
Improvement Measures in Our ProgramsBalochistan
Education Support Project(BESP)
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Target Area(Balochistan Province)
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Intervention Districts in Balochistan30 Districts
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Education Sector issues in Balochistan
  • Low and stagnant enrollment at primary level (NER
    37 in 2004-05)
  • Literacy rate 38 (with female literacy only 20)
  • Large gender disparities (female enrollment is
    35 of total primary enrollment)
  • Poor quality of education (poor teacher training,
    Lack of Qualified teachers, esp. women, high
    teacher absenteeism, poor monitoring
    supervision, lack of textbooks, overcrowded
    classrooms, outdated pedagogical practices)
  • Negligible community involvement
  • Limited partnership of the private sector (7
    private sector enrollment against overall 34
    enrollment)
  • Weak institutional capacity of the public sector

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Balochistan Education FoundationBrief Background
  • BEF set up by Act of Provincial Assembly in 1994
    and restructured and made autonomous through
    amendment in the Act in 2004 and 2006
  • Board of Directors with 11 out of 17 (65)
    members from private sector governs BEF
  • BEF works through Implementation Partners (NGOs
    Private school Operators and Technical IPs for
    teacher training, PEC training program, teacher
    and student assessment)

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BEFs MISSION STATEMENT
  • TO MAKE A CONCERTED EFFORT TOWARDS PROVISION OF
    QUALITY EDUCATION UPTO THE SECONDARY LEVEL WITH
    THE ASSISTANCE OF PRIVATE AND NON-GOVERNMENT
    SECTOR

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BESP Objective
  • To promote public private and community
    partnership to improve access to quality primary
    education, in particular for girls

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BESPs KPIs
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Enrollment (at least 40 girls)
  • Average annual student attendance not less than
    70
  • Average grade completion rate not less than 70
  • Average annual teacher attendance not less than
    90
  • Annual average increase in learning achievement
    Languages 3 Mathematics 5

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Quality Improvement Measures of BESP
  • School Budgets in the hands of Communities (PECs)
  • With authority to hire, fire and pay teachers
  • Adequate funding for learning materials
  • Appointing a local teacher
  • Minimize the teachers absenteeism
  • Teacher professional development
  • TNA based on class 4 curriculum
  • Based on the results teacher training program
    rescheduled
  • On site support - and regular off site training

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Quality Improvement Measures of BESP
  • Emphasis of training on enhancing content
    knowledge, techniques of multi-grade teaching,
    resources management and use of local no-cost /
    low cost materials, organizing co-curricular
    activities, classroom management and taking care
    of basic health and hygiene needs of the
    children.
  • cluster meetings

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Quality Improvement Measures of BESP
  • Availability of free textbooks on time
  • Childrens learning assessment
  • Baselines of Kindergarten entrants, followed by
    annual assessments of incremental learning in
    Math and Language through sample surveys
  • Close school monitoring and supervision by the
    PEC, NGOs and BEF

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Close school monitoring and supervision by PEC,
NGOs and BEF
  • PECs are trained to monitor teacher and student
    attendance, facilitate teachers and manage school
    affairs
  • Increased student and teacher attendance is
    likely to increase student learning

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Capacity Building of PECs, NGOs, Private School
Operators and BEF Staff
  • PECs Training in school management,
    book-keeping/accounting, participatory
    techniques, gender, monitoring and supervision to
    all PEC members
  • NGOs/BEF staff/School Operators These
    professionals are being trained in appraisal,
    monitoring, financial and overall management.
    Field staff are additionally being trained in
    social mobilization, onsite teacher support and
    how to assist localities in setting up private
    schools.

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