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1 1 Promoting Quality Education Through Public Private Partnership Punjab Education Foundation

2 2 Promote quality education through Public- Private Partnership, encourage and support the efforts of the private sector through technical and financial assistance, innovate and develop new instruments and enable private educational institutions to champion wider and better quality educational opportunities at affordable cost to the poor Vision

3 3 PEF Established in 1991 and restructured under PEF Act, 2004 PEF Established in 1991 and restructured under PEF Act, 2004 Complete Administrative and Financial autonomy vests in Board Complete Administrative and Financial autonomy vests in Board Board consists of 15 Members, majority from private sector Board consists of 15 Members, majority from private sector Functional under new arrangement since July 2005 Functional under new arrangement since July 2005 Introduction

4 4 Board meets regularly Board meets regularly The Chairman always on call The Chairman always on call Knowledge Based Organisation- Academic Development Unit ADU Knowledge Based Organisation- Academic Development Unit ADU Organisation on Learning Curve: Theory informs practice and vice versa Organisation on Learning Curve: Theory informs practice and vice versa Funding entirely from Govt. of Punjab Funding entirely from Govt. of Punjab Funding for : Rs. 3.8 Billion Funding for : Rs. 3.8 Billion Introduction

5 5 Effective Monitoring and Evaluation Effective Monitoring and Evaluation Director M&E reports to Chairman and Board Director M&E reports to Chairman and Board Transparency and Accountability: Audit of Accounts, Internal and External Checks Transparency and Accountability: Audit of Accounts, Internal and External Checks External: Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) and firm of Chartered Accountants External: Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) and firm of Chartered Accountants Internal: Finance Committee constituted by Board Internal: Finance Committee constituted by Board AGP report placed before Provincial Legislature- Public Accounts Committee AGP report placed before Provincial Legislature- Public Accounts Committee Introduction

6 6 Foundation Assisted Schools FAS Continuous Professional Development Program CPDP, School Leadership Development Program Teaching in Clusters by Subject Specialists TICSS Education Voucher Scheme EVS Initiatives through Public Private Partnership

7 7 Assistance of Rs.300 (approx US$5) per child enrolled, driven by considerations of equity, access and quality Merit based selection- transparent process Enrolment in schools: >100 Correct reporting of enrolment & performance in Quality Assurance Tests - chief determinants for continuation of financial assistance School becomes free (average fees prior to partnership with PEF Rs.130-approx US$2) Increase in household disposable income FAS

8 8 Schools relieved from fee collection - concentrate on provision of education-smoothens cash flow Results of QATs very encouraging; relationship only discontinued with 4 from first 54 partners- and 17 out of total 199 on notice but enrollment frozen until next QAT results Schools invested heavily in infrastructure to accommodate more students 40 % enrolment increase in partner schools of phase I and II; Gender ratio: 52:48;hardly any dropouts Continuous professional dev. of teachers through CPDP Demonstrated that better quality education can be provided at less than 2/3rds what it costs public sector

9 9 FAS Geographic Location: Urban: 30%, Rural: 53%, Slums: 17% Level: High: 42%, Middle: 52%, Primary:6% Gender: Male: 7%, Female: 11%, Coeducation: 82%

10 10 Quality Assurance Tests of partner schools after every six months, 2/3rd students to get 40% marks Criteria relaxed for 7 districts with most out of school children- 66% students to get 33% marks in entry test but required to reach 40% score in more difficult test in one year QAT threshold being raised linked to incentives Financial assistance being linked to QAT results Administration of QAT outsourced to third parties Honoraria: for 5 teachers-Rs.10,000 per teacher- of high performing schools- 90% students scoring >40% in QATs Reward for best performing school in district FAS Quality Assurance Mechanism

11 11 Continuous Professional Dev. of Teachers of FAS schools Current annual cost: Rs. 2 million approx. per school -700 schools (275,000 students) in 15 districts; Expected to reach 1,000 schools and 500,000 students by year end. Cost of administering programme US$1.50 per child/yr. Enrollment ceiling (based on capacity of infrastructure) with cap of 750 to provide equal opportunity to existing schools that failed to apply in time for FAS partnership. After next round ceiling to be withdrawn Third party evaluation of program launched FAS

12 12 Private sector expanding fast but no institutional arrangement for continuous professional development of teachers in sector PEF in partnership with 40 lead NGOs and elite private teacher training institutions. Mandatory accredited of trainers by PEF Sharing resources: infrastructure and utilities by the focal institution (FAS partner) and technical input by PEF Continuous Professional Development Program CPDP

13 13 Cluster formation: Schools with fees < Rs.400 Cluster of 7-10 schools & teachers; 6day intensive sessions-being extended to 9 days Training for all levels of school education Content and pedagogical skills: Exclusive focus core content knowledge Initiative welcomed by private schools Incessant demand CPDP-PPP

14 14 CPDP-PPP Quality-subject content- mentoring prime consideration Pre and post - entry tests to evaluate impact Participants feedback on training critical input for future workshops Follow-up training workshops Impact on learning outcomes School Leadership Development Program SLDP Third Party Evaluation – EOI invited

15 15 Training workshops conducted 1,150 Teachers trained46,000 Male15% Female85% Schools benefited9,000 Average cost per participant 2,100 Cost effective and economical model in PPP CPDP-PPP

16 16 ADU comprises Subject Specialists Quality Assurance Mechanism (QAM) through ADU Expertise in mentoring at secondary level Use of latest technology with 3-D animation ADU conducting secondary level training directly only in areas where private sector not forthcoming ADU has established reputation for secondary level mentoring in Sciences, Mathematics and English ADU Question Bank Academic Development Unit ADU

17 17 Workshops for Principals/Heads, Vice Principals/Deputy Heads 220 Principals/Heads trained 3,900 Male15% Female85% Institutions benefited1,800 Average cost per participant 2,100 SLDP-PPP

18 18 Freedom of Choice on school Pilot Project: Voucher of Rs.300 per child- parents can top up Targets are residents of katchi abadi- hence self-selection For all children 5-13 years 5,000 being raised to 10,000 vouchers EVS

19 19 Non-tradable instrument Presently choice of school limited to 30 accredited institutions within 2-km radius of slum/katchi abadi; No drop out Evaluation in Progress EVS & FAS competing instruments EVS


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