Barrister Iftikhar Gillani
Minister E&SE

Mr. Muhammad Zahid Khan
Secretary E&SE/ Project Director IsDB

Engr Irfan Ullah Khan
Deputy Project Director

Project Objective

The overarching development objective of the project is to enhance access to and quality of basic education in AJ&K. More specifically, the project will contribute towards improving the learning environment of basic education in 315 schools covering all 10-districts of AJ&K through providing access to free quality basic education services for children in un-served, under-served, poor, and disadvantaged communities by increasing access and retention; improving learning achievement; and strengthening school management structures. A Public Private Partnership based School Operation and Management in 55-Model Primary Schools will also be piloted. The seismically resistant School buildings will be constructed with furniture, boundary walls, water and sanitation facilities. In schools where there is a water scarcity, rain harvesting based water supply systems will also be installed. Free of cost text books will be provided to 277 schools..

Impact:

After improvement of school infrastructure (School building & furniture supply), an improved learning environment will be available to the students. Student enrollment will be enhanced. Better quality education will be imparted in these schools with the introduction of PPP bases service delivery, training of teachers and strengthening of School Management Committees.