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Public Private Partnership-Challenges of New School Program (NSP) to Enroll Out of School Children: Head Teachers Perception
AbstractEducation is as necessary as breath. It is directly connected with the progress of every significant institution may that social, economic and political sector. This research was aimed to explore the challenges of New School Programs (NSP) to address out of school children in Punjab. Simple random sampling technique was used to select heads of NSP partner schools. 05 heads teachers of district Lahore were interviewed. Thematic analysis technique was used to get insight about the phenomena. Study revealed that NSP made efforts to enroll out of school children in Punjab. However, poverty, uneducated parents, lack of interest of parents, lack of interest of students, child labor, death and illness of parents and social restrictions and responsibilities of parents and children, poor performance of students and English as medium of instruction are rock of the way to enroll out of New School Program. Further, non-selection of potential sites, stoppage of payment, unrealistic monitoring, strict admission policy, B-Form restriction for admission and shortage of budget also create hindrance to flourish the program.
- Muhammad Arshad
- PhD Scholar, Department of Education, University of Education, Lower Mall Campus, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
- Dr. Ashiq Hussain Dogar
- Associate Professor, Devision of Education, University of Education Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan