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									                    Promotion of Quality Education through Public Private Partnership

                                                         THE HOPE
June 16, 2006                            Punjab Education Foundation (PEF)              Volume 1, Number 1

•   Patron In-Chief                    Introduction
    Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik
    Managing Director                  The Hope, a quarterly, is the first official Newsletter of Punjab Education
•   Advisory Committee                 Foundation to disseminate news on promotion of quality education in
      Mr.Wajid Malik                   Public Private Partnership. The Newsletter shall cover facts, events and
      Mr. Rana M. Arif                 activities of PEF and partner organizations. In this media dominated age
      DMD ( Finance)                   we must convey the true
•   Editorial Board                    picture      to    the      public
         Ms. Salma Aziz
                                       mind.             PEF         was
         Mr. Imran Butt                established        under      the
         Ms.Huma Rizvi                 Punjab                  Education
Contents                               Foundation Act of 1991
•  Introduction                        as      an         autonomous
•  Message from                        statutory          body        to
   Managing Director
• PEF Schemes:                         encourage and promote
     Cluster- Based                    education in the private
     Teachers’ Training in             sector operating on non-
     Public Private
                                       commercial         basis.     PEF
     Partnership. (CBT-PPP)
     Foundation Assisted               was restructured under the Punjab Education Foundation Act 2004, to
     Schools. (PEF-FAS)                promote ‘Quality Education’ through Public Private Partnership. PEF is
     Teaching in Clusters by
                                       ushering in ground breaking changes in the form of model lessons,
     Subject Specialists.
     (PEF-TICSS)                                                                      evocative question papers
     Education Voucher                                                                and cluster-based training
                                                                                      of   teachers.         The       Holy
• Seminar Report
                                                                                      Prophet (PBUH) said, “A

Vision of The PEF                                                                     tiny drop of practice is
“Promotion of Quality Education                                                       superior        to    a    sea     of
through         Public      Private                                                   knowledge            and   a     tiny
Partnership,    encouraging      and                                                  drop       of         earnestness
supporting the efforts of private                                                     surpasses        the       sea     of
sector    through    technical   and
                                                                                      practice”.                   Punjab
financial assistance, innovating
                                                                                      Education        Foundation        is
and developing new instruments
to champion wider educational                                                         promoting the cause of
opportunities at affordable cost       education with earnestness, resilience and dedication.
to the poor.”
Board of Directors                Message From Managing Director
• Mr. Shahid Kardar                Symmetrical information is extremely important for organizational
                                   growth, suave promotion of education,
• Gp.Capt.® Cecil Chaudhry
                                   appropriate         development          and
• Mrs. Rubina Tariq Jilani         implementation of the programs in Public
• Prof. Khawaja Masud              Private Partnership. It’s a matter of great
• Mrs. Shaista Pervaiz Malik       pleasure and satisfaction that PEF is
• Mr. Tahir Yousaf                 initiating ‘The Hope’ a newsletter to ensure
• Mrs. Nasreen Kasuri              the dissemination of information to all
• Dr. Fareeha Zafar                stakeholders and partners working with the
• Secretary Finance, Pb.           Foundation in various programs through
• Secretary Education, Pb.         Public Private Partnership. I am sanguine     Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik
• Secretary Lit. & NFBE, Pb.       that the Newsletter will contribute a lot in
                                   terms of successful implementation of the programs, valuable
• Secretary Social Welfare, Pb.
                                   feedback and proper coverage of the educational activities.
• Secretary P&D Deptt. Pb
• Vice Chancellor, University
  of Education, Lahore            Cluster- Based Teachers’ Training
• Managing Director, PEF
                                  Teaching is a learning process and learning strives to bring attitudinal
CBT Partners                      changes. Cluster Based
                                  Teachers’ training (CBT)
• Ali Institute of Education,
  Lahore                          is a project of the Punjab
                                  Education Foundation to
• AFAQ, Lahore
                                  promote               quality
• LIME, Lahore                    mentoring through Public
• Learning Zone, Sialkot          Private        Partnership.
                                  Through       CBT,        PEF
• SCOPE Lahore
                                  empowers the teachers
• ABES Rawalpindi                 of the schools providing
                                                                           CBT Workshop Session
• SEC Islamabad                   education to less affluent
                                  sections of society. We,
• Qadir Foundation Bhakkar
                                  at PEF are acutely aware that in an age of constant flux, change is the
• ALAMS School, Mianwali          only constant. We, therefore help the teachers jettison obsolete
• RDO, Multan                                                                  teaching      methodologies
• RADO, Chakwal.                                                               and adopt the very new in
                                                                               the field of Pedagogy.
CBT Statistics                                                                 Since teaching is a blend of
• CBTs Conducted      = 72                                                     content knowledge and
• Teachers Trained = 3345                                                      methodology, the focus is
                                                                               on activity based teachers’
• Schools Benefited = 767
                                                                               training to educate the
• Districts Reached = 29                                                       students through joyful
• Tehsil Reached = 36                                                          learning environment. CBT
                                         Certificate Distribution Ceremony     has turned out to be the
                                                                               most successful program of
                                  PEF. The response of teachers is so encouraging that it defies belief.
FAS Statistics                Foundation Assisted Schools (FAS)
                              Foundation Assisted Schools is the flagship program of Punjab Education
• Partner Institutions =54
                              Foundation. Under PEF- FAS, financial assistance is provided to the
• Distribution:               schools on per child
                              enrolment basis. Schools
   Rural             31
                              in rural and slum areas
   Urban             13       are attended by students
   Slums             10       from the marginalized
                              and      less     affluent
• Gender:                     households. The schools
                              having     fee   structure
 Co-education: 37             ranging from Rs. 50 to
                              300 are selected on the
 Male schools: 5              basis of the criteria
                              announced by the Board.              Quality Assurance Test by PEF
 Female Schools : 12
                              The     Foundation       is
• Geographical                supporting more than 22,000 students in 54 schools in five districts
                              (Lahore, Sialkot, Khushab, Bahawalpur and Chakwal) at the moment.
                              Punjab Education Foundation has also adopted schools of three NGOs,
                              namely Care, Bunyad and MNT in Sheikhupura, Hafizabad and Lahore.
   •   Chakwal = 10           To maintain quality standards and learning outcome of students, the
                              Foundation administers Quality Assurance Tests (QAT) in partner
   •   Sialkot    = 10
                              schools on Quarterly/ Six monthly basis. Two thirds numbers of
   •   Bahawalpur = 10        students of the partner education institution must score at least 40%
   •   Lahore     = 10        marks for the continuation of Partnership.
   •   Khushab = 10           In its last meeting held on May 22, 2006, the Board of Directors decided
   •   MNT, Lhr = 1           to extend coverage and expansion of FAS program to 100 schools as
                              against the existing 54 in the districts where FAS Program is already
   •   CARE =2
                              operational on the basis of contiguity, backwardness and logistic
       (Sheikhupura)          capabilities. Five more districts have been added i.e. Narowal, Gujrat,
   •   Bunyad = 1             Bhakkar, Bahawalnagar and Mianwali.
       (Hafizabad)                    High Performing Institutions (PEF-FAS-QAT)
   •   Financial Assistance         Sr. #   Name of School                                  %age

       Released =                     1     MNT High School, Shahpur, Multan Road, Lahore   100%

       Rs.3,61,44,900                 2     Zaib Public School, Talagang, Chakwal           98.27%
                                      3     Leader house Secondary school, Chakwal City     96.77%
New District Included                 4     Crescent Grammar School, Sialkot                96.63%
                                      5     Al Badar Girls High School, Yazman Bahawalpur   96.47%
   1. Narowal
                                      6     USWA Public School, Jhamra Chakwal.             96.00%
   2. Gujrat
                                      7     Al-Rehman Secondary School, Bahawalpur.         95.83%
   3. Bhakkar
                                      8     Sanjan Nagar Public Education Trust, Lahore.    94.73%
   4. Bahawalnagar
                                      9     Presto Public School, Line Park Chakwal City    94.11%
   5. Mianwali
                                      10    Khalid Memorial Secondary School, Chakwal.      90.27%
Development Unit
                                   Education Voucher Scheme
(PEF- ADU)                         (PEF-EVS)
                                   Education Voucher Scheme is another ambitious program of the Punjab
• Ms. Huma Rizvi,
                                   Education Foundation. In a quest to address the needs of quality
  (Coordinator ADU)
                                   education of low income households, PEF is planning to launch
• Mr. Rana Wasim,                  Education Voucher Scheme to enable the poor households to send their
  Subject Specialist English       children to quality schools of their choice. As a pilot project, the
                                   provincial metropolis has been selected and PEF is in the process of
• Mr. Shahzad Anwar,               gathering data from urban slums /katchi abadis to develop an
  Subject Specialist               instrument for launching EVS.
                                   PEF has made an arrangement with Open Society Institute (OSI) to
• Mr. Qamar Abbas,                 design the EVS for low income households. The EVS would be
  Subject Specialist               subsidized/free education initiative for the urban slums/ katchi abadi’s
                                   children at PEF’s expense. All households of the urban slums/ katchi
• Ms. Salma Aziz,                  abadis would be eligible to get educational vouchers. PEF – EVS will
  Subject Specialist Biology       ensure equity, productive efficiency, freedom of choice and social

TICCS Partner
Schools                            Teaching in Clusters                              by      Subject
• Ch. Rehmat Ali Memorial
  Trust Girls High School,         Specialists (TICSS)
  Township Lhr.
• Ch. Rehmat Ali Memorial          The low cost schools in rural and less affluent urban areas can not
  Trust Boys High School,          afford qualified teachers of impeccable professional standing due to
  Township Lhr.
                                   financial constraints. A good subject specialist could be arranged within
• Govt. High School, Township
                                   a salary range of Rs
                                   20,000 —25,000 and in
• Govt. High School,
  Baghbanpura, Lhr.                a school which pays its
• Naveed Foundation High           teachers      a      meagre
  School, 227 – G.T. Road , Lhr.   average       salary       of
• Latif Educational High School,   Rs.3000     —      Rs.5000,
  229- G.T. Road, Lhr.
                                   he/she      can     play   a
• Pak Foundation High School
  for Girls, Walton Road, Lhr.     catalytic         role     in
                                   uplifting its educational
• Pak Foundation High School
  for Boys Branch, Walton          standards and bringing
  Road, Lhr.
                                   innovations          in    a
• Qurban & Surraya Educational     number of spheres in
  Trust, Walton Road, Lhr.
                                   the school’s milieu. The
• New English Secondary
  School, More Singhpura,          idea was to arrange a
  G.T. Road Lhr.                   subject specialist who would be teaching in a cluster of schools, visiting
• Younas English High School,      2-3 schools a week and teaching the students in actual class room
  Chowk Rasheedpura, Lhr.
                                   theatrics thereby not only impacting the learning outcomes of the
• The Grammar School
                                   students but also influencing the teaching of practices the peers and
  Darogawala, Lhr.
                                   associates. The model has proved to be cost effective, economical and
• Govt. High School for Boys,   beneficial.
  Niaz Baig, Lhr.
• The Pakistan Model High       As a pilot project this scheme has been launched in Lahore. Subject
  School near Chowk Yateem      Specialists have been appointed by Punjab Education Foundation in
  Khana, Lhr.                   different low income schools of Lahore to improve the standard of
• Al- Dawa Model High School,   education in under developed areas. In future, Punjab Education
  Multan Road, Lhr.             Foundation envisages an expansion of the program.

                                Seminar on Importance and Role of
                                Private Sector for the Promotion of
                                Quality Education
                                Seminar on the “Importance and Role of Private Sector for the
      Chairperson, PEF          Promotion         of     Quality
                                Education” was held under the
                                auspices      of   the   Punjab
                                Education Foundation and Mir
                                Khalil-ur-Rehman       Memorial
                                society     (Jang    Group     of
                                Newspapers) on Saturday May
                                13, 2006. The Chairperson of
                                Beacon House School System
Guest Speakers                  Mrs.Nasreen Mahmood Kasuri
                                                                              Seminar in Session
• Mr. Shahid Kardar,            in her presidential address
  Chairperson, PEF              said that the private sector
• Mrs. Nasreen, Kasuri,         was sharing almost 50 percent burden of education sector in Pakistan.
  Chairperson, Beacon           She called for supporting small scale private institutions to bring about
  House School System           positive changes in the existing situation. Punjab Agriculture Minister
                                                                            Mr. Arshad Khan Lodhi said
• Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik,
  MD, PEF                                                                   that the government could
• Mr. Arshad Khan Lodhi,                                                    not educate all children and
  Minister for Agriculture,                                                 the        Public      Private
  Punjab                                                                    Partnership paradigm has
• Ms Saadia Ch., Advisor to                                                 proved       to     be   quite
  the Chief Minister                                                        successful. The Chairperson
• Dr. Noshina Kashmiri,                                                     Punjab Education Foundation
  Principal of Govt. College                                                Mr. Shahid Kardar said that
  of Home Economics                                                         quality education was never
• Dr. Nasreen Akhter,                                                       cheap and stressed the need
  Principal of Queen Mary       to improve the condition of public sector educational institutes to
  College                       restore the confidence of the masses. He said that PEF was striving to
• Representative of Minhaj      make the quality education accessible for lower income groups in far
  Education Foundation
                                flung areas and 22,000 students were enrolled in 54 such schools in five
• Dr. Anwar Bokhari,            districts. He said PEF is giving Rs. 300 per student while teachers were
  Chairperson Prime Schools
                                also being trained through workshops in different subjects. The
• Dr. Shahid Siddique of        Managing Director of PEF Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik said that the main
  Lahore School of
                                objective of the Foundation was to impart quality education and this was
                                being realized through Public Private Partnership. He said that the
• Dr. Rafiq Abbasi
                                children must get equal opportunities for Quality education.
• Sara Asad
                                           CBT Beneficiaries

                              PEF-FAS High Achiever
                              Miss Rabia Ali of Tameer-e-Nau School (one of the FAS Partner schools),
                              Hasilpur District Bahawalpur secured 717 marks out    of 800 in Middle
                              Standard Examination, 2006.       She got second position in District

          Rabia Ali
                              Bahawalpur .Punjab Education Foundation is proud to promote such
                              talented students in their educational quest.

News Letter Team
Ms. Salma Aziz (Editor), Mr. Imran Babar Butt, Ms. Huma Rizvi

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