Impact of school facilities and teachers’ training on child education: Evidence from Balochistan and KP

Impact of school facilities and teachers’ training on child education: Evidence from Balochistan and KP

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  • Saturday | 11 Sep, 2021
  • Vaqar Ahmed, Asif Javed, Rabia Manzoor, Syed Shujaat Ahmed, Duaa-e-Zahra Shah
  • Working Papers
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Abstract

The study examines the impact of school facilities and teachers’ training on learning at different levels of education in selected districts of Balochistan and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces of Pakistan. The research methodology is based on three key instruments that help in systematically approaching the research questions: the review of existing secondary information, primary data collection through a survey, and key informant interviews. A total of 517 parents and 35 teachers were interviewed through a semi-structured questionnaire. The results indicate that improvement in school infrastructure positively relates to child learning and better sanitation and waste disposal are vital in improving child health and learning in school. The service delivery of teachers can be improved through the provision of training. During the study, it was learnt that there was a shortage of teachers at every educational level; hence, the number of teachers should be increased along with their capacity building. It is suggested that Community-based Organizations and Non-Government Organizations can help provide quality educational services in remote areas.