Educational Reforms

PEI is playing its role in promotion of education by providing assistance in schools construction, maintenance and supply of educational materials. Primary education has been continuing to expand. The gender gap in most levels of primary education has been eliminated with efforts. However, while the provision of inputs has increased, the retention of children in education remains a serious challenge, partly because of the costs borne by households, and the achieved proficiency of students shows no clear trend. Absenteeism and dropout rates of girls are frequently associated with inadequate hygiene and sanitary facilities at schools. Quality of education remains an important challenge.

PEI took measures to improve the efficiency of primary education, including multi-grade teaching, double-shift teaching, and incentives for teachers in hard-to reach areas. Quality was improved by teacher training, implementing the use of mother tongue in lower grades, and increasing the relevance of the curriculum. Access was improved by the continued provision of schools and classroom facilities, training teachers in special needs education, and provision of basic education in emergency situations.

Secondary education has expanded because of the liberalization of private sector participation. However, access to secondary education remains very unequal. PEI is therefore seeking to improve the targeting of secondary education by supporting private community secondary schools, introducing student bursaries, and increasing efficiency by double-shift teaching and increasing the teacher-student ratio above 30. Vocational education needs to be well matched with the economy’s needs. A more flexible framework will be developed allowing for modular courses. The Education Sector Plan envisages that vocational education will become an alternative to academic education in the last two years of the secondary level, rather than an alternative to the early years of secondary education.

List of Universities

Detail list of Universities and Colleges where PEI signed MoU for situation analysis, strategy formulation, Identification of Educated youth, Social mobilization,  formation of youth peace councils, forums, seminars, cultural, social and sports events etc.