Impact Study to Evaluate the Scheme to Distribute Free Textbooks to Students Enrolled in Grades 1-12 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. (2016)


Elementary and Secondary Education Department (ESED) is the largest of all departments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It has about 55% of the total employees of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa out of which there are around 119,000 teachers and 3.9 million students are learning in more than 28,000 government schools. The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (GoKP) has been making efforts to provide opportunities for access to free education up to Higher Secondary level. The provision of Free Textbooks is a milestone achievement in this regard. Under the scheme, Primary, Middle, High and Higher Secondary schools are delivering Free Textbooks to 5316142 boys & girls students of classes Kachi-XII at the cost of Rs. 2514.338 million. Keeping in view the utility of the scheme and to make the supply of free textbooks to students sustainable, the ESED has been making provision for supply of Free Textbooks in each year’s ADP. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the planned activities under the scheme, respond to questions related to the mechanism of the distribution and to evaluate the Scheme to distribute Fee Textbooks to Students Enrolled in Grade 1-12 an Impact Study in form of TPV has to be conducted.

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