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Only three percent children out of school: Survey - The Business

LAHORE: Punjab witnessed an improvement in learning and enrolment however 48 pc of children aged between 3-5 and 9pc of children aged between 6-16 years still remain out of school. In contrast, the survey in 7 urban centers across Punjab reveals that only 3% children are out of school, according to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2019 Punjab (rural) survey. These findings were made publicin the report of Pakistan’s largest annual citizen-led household based ASER Survey 2019 –the ninth ASER Survey report in a row launchedin Lahore on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The report was released by Punjab Minister for School Education Dr Murad Rass here on Tuesday. Chairperson Standing Committee on Education Ayesha Nawaz, UNICEF's education specialist Rubina Nadeem, MPA Uzma Kardar, Quaid e Azam Academy Director General Amtul Qadoos, Additional Secretary Literacy Punjab Bashir Ahmed Goraiya, media experts and others participated in the event.
There was a unanimous consensus for urgent actions to be taken for a future based on an educated Pakistan to halt the protracted devaluing of its social capital.ASER is a flagship program of Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) implemented in partnership with civil society organizations; 3,000 volunteer citizens visited 35 districts in 1,031 villages to implement the ASER survey from 20,677 households and 51,952 children aged between 3-16 years. For the year 2019, the ASER rural survey assessed 43,293 children of 5-16 year-age cohort in Language (Urdu), English, and Arithmetic competencies mapped to grade 2 curriculum and textbooks. In two districts, the survey was successfully conducted through androids, testing for at scale survey solutions that are paperless, efficient and transparent.
ASER Punjab rural results over the years highlight a decline in the number of children going to private sector schools; 28% children of age 6-16 are enrolled in private sector in 2019 compared to 37% in 2014. The shift to government/public sector schools has increased the enrolment share from 63% (2014) to 72% in 2019.
According to the rural report, student competencies in learning Language, English, and Arithmetic have improved: 75% of the children from Class V read Class II level story text in Urdu; in English, 71% of the surveyed Class V students could read sentences, meant for students at second grade. Arithmetic learning levels have also improved since 2018; now 82% of class V children could do a two-digit division, pegged at second grade curriculum. Overall, 85% of the children enrolled in grade 5 in all urban districts surveyed in Punjab can read a story in the local language, 84% can read sentences in English while 78% can do division.

Source: https://lahoremirror.com/9-kids-aged-between-6-16-still-out-of-school-in-punjab-aser-report/

9% Kids Aged Between 6-16 Still Out Of School In Punjab: ASER Report - Lahore Mirror

LAHORE– Punjab has witnessed an improvement in learning and enrollment, however 48 per cent of children aged between 3-5 and 9pc of children aged between 6-16 years still remain out of school.
 
In contrast, the survey in 7 urban centers across Punjab reveals that only 3% children are out of school, according to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2019 Punjab (rural) survey. 
 
These findings were made public in the report of Pakistan’s largest annual citizen-led household based ASER Survey 2019 – the ninth ASER Survey report in a row launched in Lahore on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. 
 
The report was released by Punjab Minister for School Education Dr Murad Rass here on Tuesday. Chairperson Standing Committee on Education  Ayesha Nawaz, UNICEF’s education specialist Rubina Nadeem, MPA Uzma Kardar, Quaid e Azam Acedemy Director General Amtul Qadoos, Additional Secretary Literacy Punjab Bashir Ahmed Goraiya, media experts and others participated in the event. There was a unanimous consensus for urgent actions to be taken for a future based on an educated Pakistan to halt the protracted devaluing of its social capital.
 
ASER is a flagship program of Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) implemented in partnership with civil society organizations; 3,000 volunteer citizens visited 35 districts in 1,031 villages to implement the ASER survey from 20,677 households and 51,952 children aged between 3-16 years.
 
For the year 2019, the ASER rural survey assessed 43,293 children of 5-16 year-age cohort in Language (Urdu), English, and Arithmetic competencies mapped to grade 2 curriculum and textbooks. In two districts, the survey was successfully conducted through androids, testing for at scale survey solutions that are paperless, efficient and transparent.
 
ASER Punjab rural results over the years highlight a decline in the number of children going to private sector schools; 28% children of age 6-16 are enrolled in private sector in 2019 compared to 37% in 2014. The shift to government/public sector schools has increased the enrolment share from 63% (2014) to 72% in 2019.
 
According to the rural report, student competencies in learning Language, English, and Arithmetic have improved: 75% of the children from Class V read Class II level story text in Urdu; in English, 71% of the surveyed Class V students could read sentences, meant for students at second grade. Arithmetic learning levels have also improved since 2018; now 82% of class V children could do a two-digit division, pegged at second grade curriculum. Overall, 85% of the children enrolled in grade 5 in all urban districts surveyed in Punjab can read a story in the local language, 84% can read sentences in English while 78% can do division.
 
The ASER report highlights school functioning across every district in Punjab. Teachers’ attendance in government schools was reported 89% while in private schools, it stood at 90%, on the day of the survey. Whilst private school teachers were reported to have better qualifications at graduate levels, 40%, compared to 26% in government schools; however, for MA/MSC qualifications of public primary school teachers, 62% were reported to be higher than private sector teachers which stood at 28%.
 
Better school facilities in Government Sector:  97% government primary schools had boundary-walls as compared to 93% private primary schools; for functional toilets, the facility was available in 94% public and 89% private primary schools; safe and conducive environments do affect learning positively across public and private schools.
 
Health and Disability: ASER 2019 school level survey, included a “Health and Disability” section; head teachers/teachers were asked questions pertaining to Children with Disabilities (CWDs) and appropriate facilities in their respective schools. Overall, 22.4% of the surveyed government schools reported having children with disabilities, compared to 18.1% private schools.
 
Of the types of disability prevalence in schools, the highest reported was physical, 36.90%,  followed by behavioral, 15.18% and hearing, 11.31%. Of the surveyed schools, 3.89% government and 4.21% of private schools had ramps; 5.26% of government schools and 5.39% of private schools had disability-friendly toilets.
 
ASER Pakistan, collects information from children on learning and other critical indicators across rural and urban households alongside schools producing internationally comparable data on the acquisition of foundational lower primary skills, holding national and global-level institutions accountable for delivering on the 4 promises of SDG.
 
ASER Pakistan not only collects data to highlight education challenges across the country but it identifies the most under-privileged areas within Pakistan, surviving under extreme poverty, where girls in rural areas, and the disabled are likely to be most vulnerable.
 
Addressing the ceremony, Mr Rass said that the government would establish 100 new schools in Lahore with the cost of Rs 210 million. He said that the schools were being established in the areas where there were no schools.
 
He said that the last school in Lahore was opened in 2005 and after that, no new school was opened. He said that there was need to change education system but it required a huge money. He said that it was easy to highlight problems but dificult to find solutions. He said that he PTI government had identified solutions to those problems and the process of their implementaion was continued.
 
He said that only change in the text book could not resolve issues until the teachers were trained. He said that curriculum books and teachers both should be improved together. He said that if a teacher is not qualified and competent, then books were of no use.
 
He said that in the past, the governments did not focus on school education but the present government was working day and night for the betterment of education sector. He said that if the foundation stone would be strong, then the whole education system would produce good results. He said that in near future, the number of out-of-school children would reduce considerably.
 
He said that it was a must to make clear the concept of children about English language  before teaching. He said that the government had completed homework before taking any initiative due to which people would see good results in the future. The minister was of the view that the public and private sectors must play their role to improve education sector.— PRESS RELEASE
 
 

ASER Punjab Provincial Launch 2019 - Hum News

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ASER Punjab Provincial Launch 2019 - Lahore News

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48pc children out of school in rural areas: report - The News

LAHORE :Around 48 percent of children aged between 3 and 5 years, and 9 percent of children aged between 6-16 years are out-of-school in rural Punjab while in seven urban centres across Punjab only 3 percent children are out-of-school.

Similarly, over the years a decline in the number of children going to private schools has been noted in the province. Around 28 percent children of age 6-16 were enrolled in private sector in 2019 as compared to 37 percent in 2014. The shift to public sector schools has increased the enrolment share from 63% (2014) to 72% in 2019.

These findings were made public in the report of Pakistan’s largest annual citizen-led household based Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) survey 2019 launched here Tuesday.

The report launch was attended by Punjab Minister for School Education Dr Murad Raas, Chairperson Standing Committee on Education Ayesha Nawaz, UNICEF's education specialist Rubina Nadeem, MPA Uzma Kardar, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) CEO Baela Raza Jamil and others.

According to the rural report, student competencies in learning Language, English, and Arithmetic have improved: 75% of the children from Class V read Class II level story text in Urdu; in English, 71% of the surveyed Class V students could read sentences, meant for students at second grade. Arithmetic learning levels have also improved since 2018; now 82% of class V children could do a two-digit division, pegged at second grade curriculum. Overall, 85% of the children enrolled in grade 5 in all urban districts surveyed in Punjab can read a story in the local language, 84% can read sentences in English while 78% can do division. ASER is a flagship programme of ITA implemented in partnership with civil society organisations; 3,000 volunteer citizens visited 35 districts in 1,031 villages to implement the ASER survey from 20,677 households and 51,952 children aged between 3-16 years.

For the year 2019, the ASER rural survey assessed 43,293 children of 5-16 year-age cohort in Language (Urdu), English, and Arithmetic competencies mapped to grade 2 curriculum and textbooks. In two districts, the survey was successfully conducted through androids, testing for at scale survey solutions that are paperless, efficient and transparent.

The report highlights school functioning across every district in Punjab. Teachers’ attendance in government schools was reported 89% while in private schools, it stood at 90%, on the day of the survey. Whilst private school teachers were reported to have better qualifications at graduate levels, 40%, compared to 26% in government schools; however, for MA/MSC qualifications of public primary school teachers, 62% were reported to be higher than private sector teachers which stood at 28%.

Better school facilities in government sector: 97% government primary schools had boundary-walls as compared to 93% private primary schools; for functional toilets, the facility was available in 94% public and 89% private primary schools; safe and conducive environments do affect learning positively across public and private schools.

Overall, 22.4% of the surveyed government schools reported having children with disabilities, compared to 18.1% private schools. Of the types of disability prevalence in schools, the highest reported was physical, 36.90%, followed by behavioral, 15.18% and hearing, 11.31%. Of the surveyed schools, 3.89% government and 4.21% of private schools had ramps; 5.26% of government schools and 5.39% of private schools had disability-friendly toilets.

Addressing the ceremony, Dr Murad Raas said the government would establish 100 new schools in rented buildings in Lahore at the cost of Rs210 million to bring the out-of-school children back to schools. He added that 250,000 children were out-of-school in the provincial metropolis alone. He said in order to get exact and accurate number of out-of-children in the province a massive exercise was under process and added that the results would be made public.

The minister said there was a need to change education system but it required huge money. He said it was easy to highlight problems but difficult to find solutions. He said the PTI government had identified solutions to those problems and the process of their implementation was continued. He added that 16 new initiatives were taken in school education in first 16 months of the PTI government in Punjab. He said since primary education was the base the government had particularly focused on primary schooling.

Source: https://www.thenews.com.pk/amp/619700-48pc-children-out-of-school-in-rural-areas-report

Literacy rate improves in Punjab: ASER report - Pakistan Today

LAHORE: Punjab has witnessed an improvement in literacy; however, 48 per cent children aged between three to five years and 9 per cent children aged between six to 16 years still remain out of school, the rural Punjab Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), 2019 survey revealed on Tuesday.

In contrast, the survey in seven urban centres across Punjab provided the relief of knowing that 97 per cent of children in those areas are being formally educated.

The report, which is a product of Pakistan’s largest annual citizen-led household based ASER Survey, was released by Punjab Minister for School Education Dr Murad Rass during at event at which Standing Committee on Education Chairperson Ayesha Nawaz, UNICEF’s education specialist Rubina Nadeem, Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Uzma Kardar, Quaid-e-Azam Academy Director General (DG) Amtul Qadoos, Punjab Additional Secretary Literacy Bashir Ahmed Goraiya, media experts and others participated.

There was a unanimous consensus for urgent actions to be taken for a future based on an educated Pakistan to halt the protracted devaluing of its social capital.

Around 3,000 volunteer citizens visited 35 districts in 1,031 villages to implement the ASER survey from 20,677 households and 51,952 children aged between three to 16 years. For the year 2019, the ASER rural survey assessed 43,293 children of five to 16 year age cohort in Urdu, English, and arithmetic competencies mapped to Grade 2 curriculum and textbooks.

Over the years, the survey results highlight a decline in the number of children going to private sector schools; 28 per cent children of age 6 to 16 were enrolled in private schools in 2019 as compared to 37 per cent in 2014. This shift to public schools increased enrolment shares from 63 per cent to 72 per cent.

According to the rural report, student competencies in learning have also improved. About 75 per cent of children from the fifth grade can now read text in Urdu while 71 per cent of them managed to read English sentences meant for students in the second grade.

Similarly, arithmetic learning levels have also improved since 2018; 82 per cent of fifth grade children could do a two-digit division pegged at second grade curriculum.

Overall, 85 per cent of the children enrolled in grade 5 in all urban districts surveyed in the province can read a story in their local language, 84 per cent can read sentences in English while 78 per cent can do division.

The report also highlights school functioning in all districts in Punjab. Teachers’ attendance was reported at 89 per cent in government schools and 90 per cent in private schools. Whilst private school teachers were reported to have better qualifications at graduate levels, 40 per cent, compared to 26 per cent in government schools; however, for MA/MSC qualifications of public primary school teachers, 62 per cent were reported to be higher than private sector teachers which stood at 28 per cent.

Furthermore, school facilities in the government sector have also been made better as  97 per cent government primary schools now have boundary-walls as compared to 93 per cent private primary schools, functional toilets are available in 94 per cent public and 89 per cent private primary schools.

The survey also included a health and disability section in which teachers were asked questions pertaining to Children with Disabilities (CWDs) and appropriate facilities in their respective schools.

Overall, 22.4 per cent of the surveyed government schools reported having children with disabilities, compared to 18.1 per cent private schools. Of the types of disability prevalence in schools, the highest reported was physical, 36.90 per cent, followed by behavioral, 15.18 per cent and hearing, 11.31 per cent.

Of the surveyed schools, 3.89 per cent government and 4.21 per cent of private schools had ramps; 5.26 per cent of government schools and 5.39 per cent of private schools had disability-friendly toilets.

ASER is a flagship programme of Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) implemented in partnership with civil society organisations. In two districts, the survey was successfully conducted through androids, testing for survey solutions that are paperless, efficient and transparent.

Source: https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2020/02/25/literacy-rate-improves-in-punjab-aser-report/amp/

 

100 new schools to be set up in city’s rented buildings - Dawn News

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for School Education Murad Raas says the government will open 100 new schools in rented buildings in Lahore with the cost of Rs210m. He says schools are being established in those areas where there is no facility and adding the last school in Lahore was opened in 2005.

He was addressing the audience on the launch of Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) by the Idara-i-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), a non-government organisation, Tuesday.

Standing Committee on Education Chairperson Ayesha Nawaz, UNICEF’s specialist Rubina Nadeem, MPA Uzma Kardar, Quaid-i-Azam Academy Director General Amtul Qadoos, Additional Secretary Literacy Bashir Ahmed Goraya and others participated in the event.

Mr Raas said there was need to change the education system but it required huge funds, adding that was easy to highlight problems but difficult to find solutions. He said the PTI government had identified solutions to the problems and the process of their implementation was going on.

Minister says no govt school opened up in Lahore since 2005

 

He said change in the textbook curriculum only would not resolve issues but it was necessary to train teachers. “If a teacher is not qualified and competent, the books were of no use.”

He said government had abolished examinations of 5th and 8th classes under the Punjab Examination Commission (PEC) to save the children from extra burden.

According to a report, 48pc of children aged between three to five and 9pc aged between six to 16 years were out of school in Punjab.

In contrast, the survey in seven urban centers across Punjab revealed that only 3pc children were out of school, according to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2019 Punjab (rural) survey.

ASER Punjab rural results over the years highlight a decline in the number of children going to private sector schools; 28pc children of 6-16 age group are enrolled in private sector in 2019, compared to 37pc in 2014. The shift to government/public sector schools has increased the enrolment share from 63pc (2014) to 72pc in 2019.

According to the rural report, student competencies in learning languages and Arithmetic have improved: 75pc of the children from Class-V read Class-II level can read story in Urdu; 71pc of the surveyed Class-V students could read English sentences meant for students at second grade.

Arithmetic learning levels have also improved since 2018; now 82% of Class-V children could do a two-digit division, pegged at second grade curriculum. Overall, 85pc of the children enrolled in Class-V in all urban districts surveyed in Punjab can read a story in the local language, 84pc can read sentences in English while 78pc can do division.

Highlighting school functioning in Punjab, teachers’ attendance in public schools was reported 89pc while in private it was 90pc on the day of the survey. Private schoolteachers were reported to have better qualifications at graduate levels, 40pc, compared to 26pc in government schools; however, for MA/MSC qualifications of public primary schoolteachers, 62pc were reported to be higher than private sector teachers which stood at 28pc.

Better school facilities in public sector: 97pc government primary schools had boundary-walls as compared to 93pc private primary schools; for functional toilets, the facility was available in 94pc public and 89pc private primary schools; safe and conducive environments do affect learning positively across public and private schools.

Published in Dawn, February 26th, 2020

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1536733/100-new-schools-to-be-set-up-in-citys-rented-buildings

 

 

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