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School Quality Management Initiative launched in KP.

Peshawar -- The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Elementary and Secondary Education has achieved another milestone by launching School Quality Management Initiative in KP Schools. The first phase will start with a pilot in Abbottabad District. In this connection, the Special Secretary ESED, Director ESE inaugurated the first training of ASDEOs and SDEOs.

The primary aim of SQMI is thus to revitalise the function of the Education Directorate to inspect the quality of teaching and learning processes in KP schools in a manner that is practical, useful, cost-effective and sustainable. More specifically the objectives include, monitoring the quality of teaching and learning with a view to regularly identify needs for improvement in the quality of teaching practice. The SQMI shall also help ESED in provision of regular, timely feedback to teachers and head teachers for remedial actions and thereby empowerment of the ASDEOs to conduct effective/useful inspections.

"Result based monitoring will help ESED in brining improvements in the quality of teaching and learning practices. Frequent classroom observations and feedback is expected to result in improvement in teachers' teaching practice. Similarly, immediate feedback based on students' performance on tests can help teachers identify and respond to learning deficits" Special Secretary, QaisarAlam remarked at the launching ceremony of SQMI.

Based on the pilot, School Quality Management Initiative will be replicated in all over Khyber Paktunkhwa. ESED is allocating Rs. 50.00 Million for year (2017-18), and through using technology the capacities of ASEDOs will be enhanced to successfully run SQMI in schools of KP.

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Publication:Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)
Date:May 7, 2017
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