School consolidation & Clustering
Part-I: School Consolidation
The need for consolidation arose due to past proliferation and mushroom growth of the school coupled with poor planning and arbitrariness. The School with one room or two rooms with one teacher was not a fair deal at all and it witnessed poor quality of service delivery. Campus Schools will certainly result in supporting the Department of Education in provision of quality education and effective management.
School consolidation: Merging of government schools that share the same building, same compound, or are in close proximity and cater to the same local child population into single schools and their reorganization and strengthening to function as single school.
- - Better School Management
- - Easy Monitoring
- - Rationalization of teaching facility
- - Easy access to community
Part-II: School Clustering
Sindh is large Province and has huge number of schools scattered over long distances. A majority of schools are two rooms’ one teacher schools. Overall management of these schools including supervision, spread as far and wide as in the Sindh Province remains a challenge for School Education & Literacy Department. Some of the challenges are listed below:
- - Schools located in remote areas
- - Large number of primary schools which are single or two room single teacher.
- - Non-uniform Professional development opportunities for teachers
- - Lack of facilities and equipment in schools
- - Challenge of monitoring
- - UC-based planning & financial management
School Clustering Policy:
To cater the challenges faced school clustering policy is devised which intends to effectively address issues of (i) professional Development of teachers and human resource due to large distances of schools and non-availability of professional Development on equitable basis for professional growth. (ii) Transition of pupils from primary to post primary grades.