Access and Equity in Basic Education

Saqib Shahzad, Riasat Ali, Dr. Hukamdad, Safdar Rehman Ghazi, Uzma Syeda Gilani

Abstract


Education is the key to development in any society. It is also true to say that the condition of the educational institution in any given society reflects the standard of living and the attitudes towards life of that society. The major purpose of this study was to investigate the access and equity in basic education in Northern. The main objectives of the study were: To assess the extent of availability of primary level schools in West Frontier Province. To compare the reasons of repetition and dropout rates among children at primary level. To understand the views of teachers and parents regarding access and equity in basic education. To recommend some measures for the improvement of basic education in West Frontier Province. Two questionnaires, one for teacher and for parents were administered to collect data. The collected data were tabulated, analyzed and interpreted in the light of objectives of the studies. In the light of conclusions it is recommended that more primary schools should be established for reducing distance from home to school for small children particularly in rural area. Moreover, maximum physical facilities may be provided. Measures should be taken to reduce gender disparity in West Frontier Province. Syllabus may be revised and developed according to the mental level and requirements of the students. Education may be made cheap/free and trained/qualified teachers may be appointed wherever needed.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ass.v6n8p138

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