PEF Universally Recognized Model Of Free School Education

PEF universally recognized model of free school education

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -6th Sept,2016) : The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) is the universally recognized model of free school education that has helped the low income families to continue education of their kids without any burden.

PEF Chairman Qamarul islam Raja said this while briefing the six-member delegation of department for international development (DFID) at his office on Tuesday. He said the PEF keeping in view its efficiency and cost-effectiveness, it had been decided to open new Primary schools through the platform of foundation in the Punjab as such schools were available near to localities of impecunious strata.

Raja said the PEF had realised the poor segments that education was the only panacea and it was important to note that education-wise backward areas had been identified through GIS mapping and private entrepreneurs were encouraged to open schools in these areas in partnership with the foundation.

The PEF has the distinction of introducing educational vouchers for the needy students keeping in view the success of this scheme issuance of e-vouchers was being contemplated. He said the PEF was a strong hope for people living in remote areas as its partner schools were situated in their close proximity.

This has been very beneficial for the girls to access this facility without any difficulty. He also told about PEF sponsored initiatives in Cholistan Desert in Bahawalpur division and said that mobile schooling was a unique step to help the constantly moving local nomads.

PEF Managing Director Tariq Mahmood said that monitoring and evaluation staff had been appointed at the district level to help maintain required standards. He said quality of teaching of partner schools was being improved through capacity building workshops.

Our partner schools had shown good results in different exams, he added. "We are also giving attention to performance audit of the foundation as people have great expectations about the PEF", he added.

He also apprised the meeting about different interventions adopted to ensure transparency and efficiency in the system. DFID team leader Edward Davis termed the PEF as internationally famous model of public private partnership in education and added that the foundation was taken as a model.

Earlier, the DIFD delegation visited a PEF sponsored school in the city and examined its educational standards. They also put up different questions to teachers and students about education.