Balochistan education reforms envisage merit-based hiring: report

By APP
Published: March 9, 2018
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PHOTO: ALIF AILAAN LOGO

PHOTO: ALIF AILAAN LOGO

ISLAMABAD: The government of Balochistan education reforms have been addressing challenges of providing improved infrastructure, devolving key responsibilities, and plugging the shortage of teachers through merit-based recruitment.

According to a report published by education campaign Alif Ailaan, the provincial government has taken number of initiative since 2013 to improve the infrastructure and education ratio in the province.

The report stated that the Balochistan Education Sector Plan (BESP) provided a holistic strategy and road map for guiding the reforms process over the following five years.

It put special emphasis on improving quality, equity and governance.

Under the BESP, the Balochistan government implemented reform initiatives like real-time monitoring standardised testing of learning levels, restructuring of governance systems through District Education Authorities (DEA), and improved education financing. Despite all these reform efforts of the provincial government, enrolment, retention, learning outcomes, and school infrastructure all continue to pose substantial challenges to the provincial authorities.

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